Jones writes, 'In conjunction with the visuality historians have charted as characteristic of the modern, we should begin to reckon with the auditory, the ollactory, and the tactile as similarly crucial sites of embodied knowledge. The resulting set of experiences can be called a sensorium: the subject's way of coordinating all of the body's perceptual and proprioceptive signals as well as the changing sensory envelope of the self.'
Many artists are creating work that mediates the viewers' senses. Becoming more in tune with the subtle and direct ways installations, videos, and environments arouse the senses is important to fully experience the work. In relationship to the ideas presented in the reading, Carsten Holler's work immediately enters my mind. He is a master at engaging the viewer's mind & body. He has created several multi-dimensional installations that cause disorientation and create awareness of the viewers sensorium. In 2004 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille, Höller created amazing installations within on overall exhibition installation. Works included a geometric black and white wall painting, a hotel room, a film of a forest and another of a dancer, a wall of flashing coloured lights, a tank of salty water and a sequence of sliding doors.If your interested, his work can be found at: http://www.airdeparis.com/holler.htm#
I'm interested in returning to creating work that is intersensorial. By this I mean, work that is a multi-directional interaction of the senses and of the sensory idealogies. Pink Feathers is a sculpture which encompasses some of these thoughts.