TAKELSD

June 2018

powder coated steel and red cedar

35" x 3.5" x 24"h

While working on the symphony, I got so curious about the perceptual phenomenon called synesthesia — a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

 

In spring 2018, I implemented a self experiment with psychedelic drug Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to dive into a deeper psychic experience and get familiar with the realm unconscious — the primitive psyche. I took this experiment as a serious session of psychoanalysis on every Sunday, and solely focus on my mind and body. 

 

During this period, I aimed to find the practical use of this psychic effect. This regular ritual continued on for three months and produced an artwork called TAKELSD including a collection of ritual objects.

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Sam's Pipe

powder coated steel and red cedar in artist's frame

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