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CORPUS-AND-WOUND: Anthropological Reasons
The body and vulnerability are strong elements of humanity that, excluded from the globalized trade of the present, rightfully enter into the materials used for art in creating AOC (Artistic Organisms Communicating) of nomadic ethics and emancipate the journey of modern man in ruin.
Throughout history, in every corner of the Earth, billions of bodies touch and mix. They blend and merge. These tactile volumes intermingle in a perpetual communication and exchange that accompanies the evolution of humanity.
The French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, with his valuable insight into Corpus, allows us to grasp with extreme precision how the experience of the body in space and time, here and now, is always a crossing of limits, an extremity that is never closed, where the very identity of the world manifests itself, the absolute identity of that original self-opening towards the other from oneself (singular-plural), in a constant fluctuation between inside and outside in a space that cannot be simply defined as intimate, contained, or concentrated.
The one is also irresistibly, invisibly, always many, as all bodies influence each other, gravitate towards one another, and oppose one another, heirs of the world of gravity. The body exists only in this materiality, in this sense, at the limit, at the outer margin.
To simplify, let’s think of the vision of water and rocks, which are interdependent and shape each other: water and rocks, waves and rocks adapt to one another and slowly mold each other, leaving a trace in the world of bodies as matter that blends with itself and with the other, in an unsettling proximity.
The thread of discourse, in its winding, rotating, and coiling, continuously plays with the metonymies of touch, as the philosopher Jacques Derrida highlighted to his friend-disciple Jean-Luc Nancy. The body, which is neither a signifier nor a signified, must come into contact with another to experience its own existence.
The creation of space, the expansion of bodies through contact (where thinking of touch cannot and should not only mean physical contact) allows them to assume new weights, such as that of e-motion, moving outward from themselves, an experience common to all bodies.