Jennifer  Hall
Jennifer Hall
artist | philosopher
The Neurophenomenological Particulars of Interactive Art Installation as they may be interpreted through Merleau-Ponty

Jennifer Hall
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
Spannochia Castle, Siena, Italy
May 2009


The aesthetic language emerging from the domain of interactive art installation reflects and uses the patterns found in the neurobiological construction of consciousness. The patterns of life that serve as the foundation of the phenomenological field are also found within structural patterns of the mind.

Contemporary artists intuit these internal patterns and develop artworks with interactive elements that fit into them and call upon the viewer's patterns of cognition, in part by engaging the viewer in some kind of physical action.

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