Multi-Dimensional Modifications

Patricia MacCormack

in Deleuze and the Body

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780748638642
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652679 | DOI:
Multi-Dimensional Modifications

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This chapter examines what happens when, through body modification, we literally become animal, and investigates when modification turns bodies into aesthetic events as such and the body emerges as teeming with art. It explores the modified body as an in-between, a concept that negotiates and transgresses discourses of signified flesh and subjectivity to create a new concept of the body as liminal. The chapter explains that these liminal bodies allow us to navigate the plasticity of the regime of signification through which the body emerges.

Keywords: body modification; aesthetic events; signified flesh; liminal bodies; plasticity; signification

Chapter.  6244 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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