Monday, 22 June 2009

visible and invisible




“Absolutely visible body, in one sense, I know very well what it is to be looked over by someone else from head to toe. I know what it is to be spied from behind, watched over the shoulder, caught off guard when I least expect it. I know what it is to be naked. And yet this same body, which is so visible, is also withdrawn, captured by a kind of invisibility from which I can never really detach it. This skull, the back of my skull, I can feel it, with my finger. But see it? Never. This back, which I can feel leaning, against the pressures of the matters, against the couch when I am lying down, and which I might catch but only by the ruse of the mirror. And what is this shoulder, whose movements and positions I know nothing with precision, but that I will never be able to see without dreadfully contorting myself? The body-phantom that only appears in the mirage of the mirror, and then only in fragmentary fashion- do I really need genies and fairies, and death and the soul, in order to be, at the same time both visible and invisible? ”


‘Le corps utopique’ translated by Lucia Allais in consultation with Caroline A. Jones and Arnold Davidson from Michel Foucault, Utopies and Heterotopies, a CD release of two 1966 radio broadcasts published in 2004 by the Institut National d’Audiovisuel, Paris.



2 comments:

rOman said...

MILLET's ANGELUS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/~rastogi/blog/uploaded_images/millet_angelus-751184.jpg


DALI remix again and again

http://www.leninimports.com/salvador_dali_archaeological_postcard_1.jpg


http://z.about.com/d/arthistory/1/0/_/i/dali_pma_05_16.jpg

http://www.abcgallery.com/D/dali/dali9.html

http://www.abcgallery.com/D/dali/dali142.html

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http://imagecache.allposters.com/images/pic/PF%5C512004/PF_1097397~Millet-s-Architectonic-Angelus-Posters.jpg

http://artxchangenetwork.com/gallery%5CD%5CDali_Salvador_Felipe_Jacinto%5CDali_Salvador_Gala_And_The_Angelus_Of_Millet_Immediately_Preceding_The_Arrival_Of_The_Conic.jpg

maRa bueno said...

woooooooooooowza ... thanks roman! .. last one is incomplete :( ...