Index N.10_The unity of a touch.

58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY.

Index n.10_The unity of a touch.
A body is also a prison for the soul. In it, the soul pays for a very serious crime whose nature is hard to discern. Which is why the body’s so heavy and awkward for the soul. It has to digest, sleep, excrete, sweat, be defiled, be hurt, fall ill.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus)Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

French translation:

Le corps est aussi une prison pour l’âme. Elle y purge une peine dont la nature n’est pas facile à discerner, mais qui fut très grave. C’est pourquoi le corps est très lourd et très malaisé pour l’âme. Il lui faut digérer, dormir, excréter, suer, se salir, se blesser, tomber malade. 

From 58 INDICES SUR LE CORPS et EXTENSION DE L’ÂME
Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

 

AMAE/DE PINTO
Index N.10_The unity of a touch.
20th of June 2013

On the occasion of _ENCOUNTERS EXHIBITION at @AE Harris, Birmingham, UK

Thanks to :
CFAR Centre for Fine Art Research of Birmingham Institute for Art & Design (BIAD) UK
MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino CH
mbody – künstlerische Forschung in Medien, Somatik, Tanz und Philosophie e.V. D
VISUAL INDEX10 ok

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