Magic's about understanding - and then manipulating - how viewers digest the sensory information.
It's the idea of a multi-sensory experience stemming from music that opened my interest into painting, to be honest.
I used to try to run five miles every other day, which I worked up to and I was doing it, but I was subjected to my own thoughts for forty minutes without any sensory input, and I couldn't stand what I thought.
We think of our eyes as video cameras and our brains as blank tapes to be filled with sensory inputs.
In Finland in the winter, when the sky is totally choked with clouds, the country becomes one big sensory deprivation tank.
The Faustian trade of the 20th century was, we got 30 years of additional life, but in return we got heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's and sensory impairments. The question is: What Faustian trade are we making now, as we go after heart disease, cancer, stroke and Alzheimer's?
The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects.
My childhood gave me a very powerful sense of being spooked. I didn't know whether what I was seeing were sensory images of other people's unhappiness. Perhaps that was just the way the world manifested itself to me.
The world we live in is not purely visual. For me it's totally poly-sensorial so the tactile, sensual aspect of living in the work that I do is brought to the fore.
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo should be developing new technologies to bypass government sensors and barriers to the Internet; but instead, they agreed to guard the gates themselves.
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