The Other Jouissance of Porn
Some discourses allow glimpsing at the structuring traits of a time. “The truth” of a time is revealed not as much by its symbolic regulations as by its manifestations on the bodies. Although both keys are inseparable for thinking a specific culture, a substantial difference determines them: The former places itself on the arbitrary dimension of sense (an established order), the latter, instead, is due to the jouissance of the body (the singular manifestations that arise in it).
A Long-Running Performance
(To those whose home is the body) There are various ways to migrate. However, all of them are experienced from the body, and involve, to a greater or lesser degree, movement. We could say that the body is the primordial place of experience and, thus, the migrating body is the recipient of the experiences | … |
Failed Lesson in Inmunology
I’m afraid of bacteria. The burgeoning humanitarian crisis has perfected the childish fear of my adulthood. Bacteria are the antagonistic terrain where I become aware that the others are a legendary threat, and where my own body operates through sibylline reasons that do not always flow in my favor.
Nancy Nowacek: The Body as Public Space
Performance is the way to a change of consciousness, Not only for the performer but for the viewer. Marina Abramovic Performance is, in the words of theorist Patrice Pavis, «a kaleidoscopic multi-thematic discourse»; a language that connects, without preconceived notions, the visual arts, dance, architecture, music, video, narration, theater, cinema, and poetry to create | … |