Census Of Sense
Census of Sense curated by Veerangana Solanki
Sound: When you hear an explosion, is it a cracker, is it an attack? When you hear various genres music – are they therapeutic or are they noise? Are the sounds of a buzzing city welcoming or the shattering silence in the country? (Variations in perceptions of sound)
Sight: You hear it and then you see it...is it what you thought it was? You get a glimpse of it...then you delve deeper and it changes form – changes your thoughts – challenges your perception, questions your vision.
Smell: Fresh flowers, Cowsheds, Horses, Jackfruits, Garbage, Gunpowder, Sardines, Firecrackers, Blue Cheese, Decayed flowers – pleasant or unpleasant? Real or unreal?
Taste: Smell before you taste – can you afford to? Does it look like what it will taste? Can you judge it? What is the purpose of taste? Is it a luxury to choose what to taste, or is it a luxury to taste what you get?
Touch: Soft, rough, hard, velvety, smooth – how important is the sense of touch – how much can you rely on perception through touch. What is it to perceive through touch – how does it alter understanding when the unknown becomes the known?
Think: Think what you hear, a thought on what you see, thoughts gushed by what you smell and race by what you touch – is it the thought, the mind’s perception, the sixth sense that keeps you guessing, that sharpens your other senses to facilitate you in validating your next action? How legitimate is it in a world of manipulation?