Affective Bodies

by Azin Teimoori

Undergraduate

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Affective Bodies

February 2015 | projection installation (single channel video projection; sound; 0:56 loop) Affects cannot be read, but rather, they must be experienced. Our bodies are hard-wired to exude the physiological responses that are linked to our psyche and to our emotions. Our bodies crave stimuli. Engaging more than just the sense of sight can enhance our experience of art to a more personal and visceral level. And thus, auditory and haptic engagement have the ability to enhance our visual spectrum. But what happens when we are presented with conflicting stimuli? How do our bodies respond when they are unable to comprehend this conflict? Affective Bodies is a study of the performance of affect and embodiment.

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