The White Heat of Reality – A Lecture on Our Creative Primitivism.
Jung Society of Utah will host this event at the Jewish Community Center (2 North Medical Drive, SLC) @ 7PM. Social hour before and after. Doors open at 6:15PM art and mingle.
Lecture Presented by Tom Cheetham
Stanley Diamond said that the archaic sense of total immersion in the full range of being is common to the peoples of non-technological cultures, to artists and to mystics. They share a heightened awareness of the uniqueness of the individual thing which “commands a focus on the singularity of the object to such a degree that everything seems at once marvelous, strange, familiar and unexpected. No category can exhaust such an object; it saturates the perceiving subject.” The artist shares a focus on the individual object with the ordinary man, “but for him the object has become incandescent. He is perpetually recovering his primitivism.”