Subverbal was recently selected to be a featured exhibition at the Visual Arts Exchange in Raleigh. "The Lived Body" will be displayed in VAE's The Lab in May 2017.
Here's an excerpt about the exhibition. Each artist chose to engage with the concept of "the lived body" in several ways, so stay tuned for May 5- 25 to see the final result!
“My body is my point of view on the world not just another object in the world.”
In this group exhibition six artists have chosen to engage with Merleau-Ponty’s notion of der Leib or the body as lived body. As a phenomenologist, Merleau-Ponty sought to describe the world of human experience and to describe the world as experience.
One essential structure of human existence for his view is the body. For Merleau-Ponty, the body was not merely an anatomical physical object in the world (der Körper) but a necessary part of the order and the structure of existence. It is how humans engage with the world and how knowledge is directly acquired. The body also organizes and structures our phenomenological knowledge of being a being-in-the-world. "