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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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KASTRUP, Virgínia. The inner side of experience: attention to oneself and the production of subjectivity in a pottery workshop for acquired sight deficiency people. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.1, pp. 186-199. ISSN 1414-9893.

People who suffer from the lack of sight are confronted with their cognitive system reorganization need and the reorganization of their lives. This text aims at discussing the effects of working with clay, analyzing both sides of people who suffer from acquired sight deficiency in relation to attentional functioning: the attention to clay and the attention to oneself during the creating process. The main references are the work of J. Dewey about the aesthetic experience, the work of G. Simondon about the individuation process and the work of F. Varela and S. Weil about attention. The text results from a research that took place in the Benjamin Constant Institute, in Rio de Janeiro. Clay is analyzed according to its characteristics of malleability, temporality and unpredictability. The artistic expression effects in the subjectivity production and in the reinvention of the sight deficient people existential territory are analyzed having in mind the concept of inventive cognition

Palavras-chave : Sight deficiency; Experience; Subjectivity production; Pottery.

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