Published on the occasion of the exhibition:
Daria Martin: Sensorium Tests
20 January – 8 April 2012, MK Gallery
This publication centres on a 16 mm film, Sensorium Tests, which emerged from artist Daria Martin’s research into ‘mirror-touch synaesthesia’. People with this condition experience a physical sense of touch on their own bodies when they see other people, or sometimes even objects, being touched. Produced on the occasion of Martin’s survey exhibition at MK Gallery, this publication questions how sensations might be shared between objects and people.
Martin, born in San Francisco in 1973 and based in London since 2002, has had solo exhibitions in international venues such as the New Museum, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Kunsthalle Zürich, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.