Reply To: The Experience of Art

  • Mike Todd

    June 23, 2023 at 5:55 am

    Hi Christina,

    I apologise for digressing. It’s a bad habit I notice only in retrospect. I need to get out of my own way more often.

    The quotes you shared are themselves enormously rich, with profound implications reminiscent of those of Mary’s Room. But philosophy aside, the implied injunction is clear: pay attention to the way you pay attention. Is it your view that, in lieu of an anechoic chamber, works of art (in whichever medium) may also serve as vehicles for revivifying the world? By which I mean, can works of art enable us to see things differently, not merely cognitively, which I think is a given, but also perceptually? And would that mean works of art were, in effect, psychedelics?