WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE PUBLICATION OF OUR NEW ISSUE
Between Sensuous and Making-Sense-of
Edited by Tilo Reifenstein and Liz Mitchell
Confronted with the work of art, the contributors to this volume find themselves granted access to, yet also rebuffed from, the material at hand. However available the work may be to touch, gaze, taste, smell or aural perception, it still exceeds comprehensive reduction to a particular sense or interpretive scheme. Conversely, facing the viewer (participant, maker, historian), the work’s material both offers itself to, and resists, sensory assimilation and intelligibility. Already inscribed in this encounter – between work and viewer, material and maker, individual senses and their somaesthetic and interpretative contiguity – is a fertile consolidation of sensorial effects and their sense-making. This special issue explores the productive relations of the work’s entwining of historical, social, theoretical and cultural discourses with their inseparable bodily encounters. As a result, it offers trajectories of interpretative productivity and multiplicity that are responsive to the indivisibility of head and hand, object and context, and thinking and feeling.
List of contents:
- BETWEEN SENSUOUS AND MAKING-SENSE-OF: AN INTRODUCTION, Tilo Reifenstein
- STRIKING TEXTURES, SENSUOUS SURFACES IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM,
- DANCING WITH IMAGES: EMBODIED PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWING, Ellen Handy
- ROCKY ENCOUNTERS IN THE SACRO BOSCO OF BOMARZO, Thalia Allington-Wood
- CARBON MONOCHROME: MANUEL DELANDA AND THE NONORGANIC LIFE OF AFFECT, Alan Boardman
- OUTSIDE THE SPECTRUM: POIETIC ENCOUNTERS OF LIGHT-MATTER, Sara Buoso
- WHEN WORDS FALTER, Sara Davies
- ROCAILLE ORNAMENTAL AGENCY AND THE DISSOLUTION OF SELF IN THE ROCOCO ENVIRONMENT, Julie Boivin
- PAPERCHASE, Tilo Reifenstein
The Open Arts Journal is a fully open access publication from The Open University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.