*blush: The New Sensorium embraces the discomfort sometimes associated with our bodies, orgasm, and intimacy to critically engage with the idea of pleasure. What forms does it take? How is it constructed? Pleasure is desire’s anchor, pulling down and grounding desire’s floating energy into the sensorium of the body.
An exhibition of digital images by Jake Platt shown in collaboration with excerpts from “Prophet Noir”, an album by sound artists Shawn Reed and Derek Maxwell. A series of printed color digital images and a hybridized contemporary electronic dub sound installation with headsets playing two tracks on loop present a tension between persistent unrequited desires (the “objet petit a”) and the immediacy of sound. “Objet petit a”, interjected with the ‘fermata symbol’ offers a conversation between an idea, its function, and the activation of music.