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|Title: ||Slippages .... exploring the aesthetic encounter from the perspective of Merleau-Ponty's ontology|
|Authors: ||Turrin, Daniela Anna|
|Keywords: ||Glass;Sublime;Maurice Merleau-Ponty;Space;Time;Aesthetics;Visible;Invisible;Material;Immaterial|
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney. n/a|
|Abstract: ||This paper addresses the aesthetic encounter from the perspective of the writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty on the visible and the invisible. It begins with the premise that from time to time we encounter situations which precipitate a sense of slippage in our experience of the world. The paper proceeds to argue that the arts can provide a point of access to this experience, and that aesthetic theory has, for example, responded to it through the development of the notion of 'the sublime'. The writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and, in particular, aspects of his text The Visible and the invisible, are presented with a view to augmenting this aspect of aesthetic theory. Proceeding from a 'Merleau-Pontian' perspective, the paper explores how the arts can serve to disrupt our conventional sense of space and time - creating ripples in the substance Merleau-Ponty names as 'flesh' - so as to expose the chiasm or blind spot in our experience of the world. The methodology adopted is an experiential one, which draws on the writer's interaction with the selected works of various artists as well as her own practice in glass.|
|Rights and Permissions: ||Copyright Turrin, Daniela Anna;http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|
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