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Ulrike Königshofer
On Perception

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This monograph of the Austrian artist Ulrike Königshofer encompasses the experimental approaches of her works between 2010 and 2016, which investigate our viewing habits and explore different facets of human perception.

€20.00

  • Editor

    Ulrike Königshofer

  • Text

    James J. Gibson, Ruth Horak, Andreas Spiegl

  • Language

    German/English

  • Details

    Paperback, 21 x 26,5 cm, 112 pages, 64 ills. in color

  • ISBN

    978-3-903131-64-4

About the product

“The perceiving body is like a black box: All processes taking place within can never be experienced by an outside observer. A sensation of something only speaks of this other thing; it never tells us anything about itself. So we can see an object, but we cannot see seeing. By escaping its own view, the perceptual process is experienced as transparent and instantaneous. This leads to a notion of perception as a kind of window. But perception is not an abstract reading of data. An external object is not just information there to be taken in. It doesn’t just slip through our eyes and into our mind. A process takes place which generates sensory qualities like color or taste in the first place. It is the body itself, its behavior in response to outer in uences, its inner state, which we under- stand as information about the world outside. Hence, as a medium it is equally as relevant to the information as the depicted object.” Ulrike Königshofer

This monograph of the Austrian artist Ulrike Königshofer encompasses the experimental approaches of her works between 2010 and 2016, which investigate our viewing habits and explore different facets of human perception. Its spectrum ranges from media installations and mirror objects to specially designed photographic devices.