The Phenomenological Study of an Art Process
After moving from Turkey to Australia, I found myself in a totally diffent cultural setting which gave me the opportunity to look back at my origin and make an analysis of it free from all strings attached. Reflecting on this analysis; in my work, I wanted to express hand signs and their depended meanings to different cultures through the medium of sculpture, video and drawings.
This paper aims to understand the interrelations between the artist’s (my) lived body (including the experience of transcultural relocation) and the art work and to see if these interrelations are beneficial. The analysis will be realized through Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of phenomenology; using the concepts of lived body, perception, style, and art process.
The intertwined, tangled relationship of the artist’s lived body and art work is a complex one to untangle and an important one to see how the life and works of an artist nourish each other positively.
Keywords: Lived-Body, Phenomenology, Art Process, Cultural Readings, Levels of Perception
Graduate Student, Sculpture, Performance and Installation, Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney)