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Aesthetic Modality of the Body
Aesthetic Modality of the Body

Aesthetic Modality of the Body

Author(s): Petru-Silviu Văcărescu
Contributor(s): Eleonora Ringler-Pascu (Translator)
Subject(s): History, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara
Keywords: aesthetics; philosophy; phenomenology; bios-scenic; Nietzsche; Craig; Genet; Artaud; Kantor; Barba; Mnouchkine

Summary/Abstract: An interdisciplinary survey of history about the idea of the body helps us to understand the diverse senses taken over, as this “big organism”, on the one side neglected, on the other side due to its hyper-mediation, represented the basis of each human creation. Such a review reproduces the most material experience, its density, its imaginary echo, an experience that situates it at the encounter between the individual cover and the social experience, between the subjective reference and the collective norm. The body remains the zero-point between social area and subject, subject and representation. The material sensibility, the intern representations, the expressive manifestations and the passive awareness do not always belong to the same register of reference and behaviour. The data are dispersed and separated because the distances abound from the intimate feeling to the social manifestation, from sexuality to alimentary taste, physical techniques, aesthetic criteria imposed by the fashion and cosmetics of each epoch, behaviour models or fight against diverse diseases. In this sense, approaching the body from a contemporary point of view takes into account more sciences, thus imposing a change of methods and epistemologies, connected with the study of sensations, techniques or expressions.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 111-128
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English