December 4 - 9, 2012, Wynwood District, Miami
Sienna DeGovia, Rebecca Farr, Bettina Hubby, David Lloyd, Thomas Macker
Presented by ARTRA Curatorial: A one-night-only evening of appreciation for painters - to facilitate networking and friendships, to introduce painting lovers to new works like a giant fun ‘studio visit’ with 90 artists!!!
Synesthesia by Bernard Chadwick shakes my subjectivity all up. It reminds me of the poem “Voyelles” by Arthur Rimbaud, who might have been a synesthete; certainly he was a laudanum-drunk, a gunslinger, and all round deranger of the senses. Rimbaud saw vowels in colors — a feat of estranging one’s subjectivity, remarkable if self-taught. They say some children have trouble discerning their senses: touch-hearing, smell-seeing, or taste-believing. Jacques Rancière , that political deranger, would call this a “redistribution of the sensible,” against which he would point with his hearing to the police that marshal our subjectivity. These baton-wielding bruisers (i.e. history, money, technology) tell us how to see, how to hear, how to taste, etc., which means our feelings aren’t really our own. We’re stuck in a loop: sense, desire, purchase, pleasure, repeat — a familiar formula that has been training our subjectivity ever since the dawn of marketing, that event horizon in our collective psyche.