Prosthetic Aesthetics

"Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times." Sigmund Freud

Category Archives: Perception

The Prosthetic Sea – Poetry, Floatation Chambers, and the Nature of Water

The following essay brings together issues raised during a talk with D. Graham Burnett, editor of Cabinet Magazine and a specialist in the History of Science and of the ocean in particular. … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Exilliteratur: Part Six – Unity

— — Architecture’s dream is to create a unity of place through the division of space. This is not only an area that we enter into with our bodies; it … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Anish Kapoor, Part Three: XL Sculpture

Public art. What does it mean? If it means a work of art visible to the public, then Kapoor has been very successful with the mirrored Cloud Gate, and incredibly … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Anish Kapoor, Part Two: from Microcosm to Narcissism

Is using mirrors “cheating”? While the scale of Anish Kapoor’s work relates to the human body, he often uses colour in its most primitive form – as saturated powder pigments applied … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

On Anish Kapoor, Part One: 1990

I’ve always been divided about Anish Kapoor’s work – but the more I read about his earlier interest in allegory, myth and his place in the world (as an alchemist), … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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