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Cache of Qualia (an allusion)

Perceptual Essay
A serial composed of works on paper and photography


2011 - 2012


Qualia are the ineffable subjective qualities of conscious experience. Some examples of qualia are seeing colors, feeling pain, sensing exhilaration and imagining the passage of time. Philosophers and neuroscientists debate over the value of such experiences. Cache of Qualia (an allusion) is an attempt to create a systemic interpretation of these inexplicable, yet potent moments. Inspired by Sigmund Freud's analysis, The Interpretation of Dreams, this ongoing series incorporates self analysis of perception and interpretation in order to construct an iteration of the intuitive and to uncover an archaeology of consciousness.