Bruce Gilchrist’s artworks are a sustained investigation of what psychologist William James termed, as cited above, ‘thought not yet articulate’. Gilchrist combines poetic strategies with customised brain imaging and biofeedback technologies to draw ‘texts’ from the mute body and to image and manifest these texts for audiences. His artworks journey in to the unconscious unlanguaged parts of consciousness, into prehension and preconsciousness.
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A good third of our psychic life consists in … rapid premonitory pre- spective views of schemes of thought not yet articulate.
(James, 1950: 253)
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Warr, T. (2009). Texts from the Body. In: Broadhurst, S., Machon, J. (eds) Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies. Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230248533_3
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