27 Jun - 01 Aug 2014
Pilar Corrias presents Phantom Limbs, a group exhibition that traces how notions of consciousness are evolving as a result of our digitally mediated existence.
The exhibition title refers to a sensory phenomenon connected to the loss of a body part, which is still perceived as being present and capable of ‘imaginary movements’. Our perceived reality is both a sensory and visual projection of the brain, which is both capable of reactivating sensorial memories and of projecting continuous existence to what is no longer there. If we are able to feel, really feel, sensations from something that is no longer present, at what point do they stop being an illusion and can be considered genuine? Do subjective feelings, desires, memories, and even the soul, have a ‘material’ reality? And if so, where can we say that life and consciousness reside? What does it mean to be alive?