Technologies of Intuition

Jennifer Fisher, editor

Toronto & Winnipeg: YYZ Books & MAWA, 2006,
272 pp.
ISBN: 0-920397-43-3
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The term, "intuition," while commonly used by artists, has been somewhat marginalized within art theory and criticism. Whether sensed as a gut feeling or a flash of insight, intuition is central to processes of "coming to know" in aesthetic practice and experience. Many artists habitually rely on extra-rational means of understanding, either in the form of everyday instinct or uncanny cognition. A delicate balance, though, exists between clairvoyance and fantasy, foreknowledge and wishful thinking. Technologies of Intuition demonstrates how artistic sensitivity requires disciplined and cultivated perception. Set in continuity with the compelling history of the Spiritualist Movement and emancipatory feminism, this anthology elucidates intuitive agency as a psychic, somatic and social technology in the fine arts and popular culture.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

JENNIFER FISHER
Introduction
The Enactment of the Supernatural in French Symbolist Culture
           
BEV PIKE
The Tarot of Organizing Women

VALERIE LAMONTAGNE
Spiritualist Embrace

ZOE BELOFF
Two Women Visionaries

KATRINA SOUKUP
Psychic-Graphies: Extracts from Three “Supernatural” Correspondences

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN
On Intuition

JENNIFER FISHER
The Aura Project: An Interview with Chrysanne Stathacos

BARBARA BALFOUR        
Belly Brain

ALEXANDRA KOKOLI
Susan Hiller’s Paraconceptualism

JIM DROBNICK AND JENNIFER FISHER
Fear, Shame, Ecstasy and Self-Transformation: An Interview with Marina Abramovic

LINDA M. MONTANO
Seven Paths to Reclaiming Our Intuition

JENNIFER FISHER
The Chakra Cycles of Linda M. Montano

BETH SEATON
Sensing the Here After: Photography, Memory and Intuition

CARLEN LAVIGNE
Forces of the Universe: Intuition and the Lesbian Witch in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

FRANCES LEEMING
Fortune Teller

JADE MCCUTCHEON
Intuition as the Receptive Other

PAULA THOMSON
Are the Muses Real: Intuitive Inspiration, Possession and Dissociation

KAREN FINLEY
Psychic Portraits

CAROLYN BELL-FARRELL
Divining as a Curatorial Process

JOANNE BRISTOL
My Intuition Matrix

TRICIA WASNEY
Survival Series

KAREN TRASK
Home-hands

KATJA KESSIN
Namaste

Cover image: Chrysanne Stathacos, New York: United States (2000), aura photograph. Photo: courtesy of the artist.