the work exists between/what is spoken/and what breaks as a result
of/what is spoken
> my first book, "Disquiet Rainbows & Crystalline Rant Having Mixed the
Morning Dew with Vodka" now exists only as an impression
> my second book,
The Fungal Discourses
is available for purchase
> a brief speculation
xo.xo as an Aphid🦗🧠 🕸
Neuro-sensory Art: the Sentience of Art and Art as Sense Organ
The Geometry of the Vortex:
Art¹ is a sense organ; in the same way we outsource metabolic functions to fire, or immunological functions to water, we outsource and extend sensing, and even cognition to art. Art detects, arranges, and interprets information that is fed back into the nervous system (at the individual scale and the social scale).
Art itself is sentient. It generates environments and experiences from simple data and is greater than the sum of its parts. It has the qualia of sentience, form, and feeling, identity, vibration, flow, emotion, complexity and personality. Because a clear line cannot be drawn around the (so called) human body, sentience is extended into the conceptual what-is-outside the body.
We are the material object of art, not the inverse. This means we are what is fired in the kiln, written across the page, collected by audio inputs etc. Art makes us physically, spatially, cognitively, etc. So the want to empty art of “meaning” and the want to overflow it with meaning are inverse reactions to the same impulse: the desire for art to do something for the body. But art is a part of the body, we just have trouble recognizing body parts that aren’t made of muscle, bone, and blood.
None of these statements are metaphors or hyperbole and, conversely, they need not be “true” to be useful.
—xx M.S. MMXIX
¹ ‘Art’ here might be shorthand for ‘Culture’—the distinction isn't great enough to matter.