Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Anthony Spira, Cleo Walker. Text by Melissa Gronlund, Daria Martin, Anthony Spira.
This monograph revolves around Daria Martins new film Sensorium Tests (2011), which uses the recently diagnosed condition of mirror-touch synesthesia to explore how sensations are transmitted, shared and created in film--raising the question, can a spectator experience a bodily reaction to film? The publication includes related texts selected by Martin, by writers and thinkers from Mary Shelley to Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Beatrix Ruf. Essay by Catherine Wood.
Since studying at Yale University, where she explored the relationship between cinema, art, literature and music, and then UCLA, where she received her M.F.A., Daria Martin, an American artist based in London, has begun to make films. Borrowing from a universe of everyday popular references (sport, games, shows, etc.), she combines elements from avant-garde dance and cinema with a formidable formal elegance. She evades the trap of being seduced by the forms, movements and abstract themes that she uses, instead relying on Jacques RanciĀre's insistence that political work reveal a "distribution of sensitivity in the social sphere." Martin has exhibited at Hotel, London, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.