25 definitions of perception
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Pablo Leûn de la Barra will run a Parangole workshop in which he will make Hèlio Oiticica-style Parangoles with the participants items loosely resembling coats, jackets and capes (though hardly identifiable as clothing) made of plastic and other scraps of material, and devised with the intention of creating new perceptions.
Above all, if the spectator has taken the time to delve deep into the construct of his or her own memory, the work of Manon de Boer beckons the spectator to create his or her own mental rooms from the material constructed during the perception of the work, and to become concurrently aware of the process that brings such memories to life.
If much of conceptual art in the 60's and 70's was attempting to get as far away from the object -the object as end result- as possible then Lippard and Chandler were dead right in saying that the (new) reception of art was not merely about immaculate perception and ensuing experience but about seeing and actually thinking about what you see.
This perception of the crosscurrents within the exhibition's conceptual streams is compellingly monumentalized by a gigantic, floating, colorless, undulating amoeba by Elena Beelaerts (Self-Portrait as an Amoeba, 2004), which unflinchingly and amusingly inverts the conventions of scientific experimentation by injecting live mice into an artificially generated single-cell structure.