Mirror-touch: Synaesthesia and the social - Part 1
Jamie Ward Kaleidoscopic Sensations and Shared Experience: Synaesthesia, Science and the Arts
Daria Martin Feeling In
Keynote Lecture: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Sine/syn/aesthesia. Without the Enfolding of Aesthesis: A Symbiotic View of Art as Experience
Mirror-touch: Synaesthesia and the social - Part 2
Michael Banissy Experiencing Touch Through Observation: Mirror-touch (synaesthesia)
Daria Martin Mirrors and Models
Fiona Torrance and James Wannerton A Conversation Between Friends: On Life as a Mirror-Touch Synaesthete
Mirror-touch: Synaesthesia and the social - Part 3
Joel Salinas Blurring the Homunculus in Empathy and Art
Patricia Pisters Seeing is Feeling? On Visualisation, Pathos and Distance in Aesthetic Synaesthesia
Laura U. Marks I Feel Like an Abstract Line
Mirror-touch: Synaesthesia and the social - Part 4
Lars Bang Larsen Vibing
Massimiliano Mollona Expanded Encounters: Ethnographic Fieldwork Between Art and Synaesthesia
Closing remarks: Daria Martin
How do artworks touch us?
Are images reflected in our bodies?
Can sensation be a form of participation?
This symposium investigates how mirror-touch synaesthesia can model an empathic way of engaging with artworks. Speakers from neuroscience, art practice and theory, anthropology, and film studies discuss this fascinating condition, challenging the notion that merely looking is passive and celebrating the political agency of perception. Participants include Michael Banissy, Brian Dillon, Lars Bang Larsen, Daria Martin, Laura U. Marks, Massimiliano Mollona, Christopher Pinney, Patricia Pisters, Joel Salinas, James Wannerton and Jamie Ward; with an opening keynote on Friday 7 February by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13).