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Physically lifestyles is an life lived in consistent fascination with an international past one's achieve. Embodiment, wish, metaphor. To exist at the verge of nonexistence. within the headlong pursuit of the true, of the opposite. Of the bottom materiality of the area, of spiritual speculation, of absolute relativity. each utopia is a pornography, a recrudescence and pathological disillusionment, a trap into the vortex--paradoxical annulment of natural cause, compulsion, repetition, consumption.

A truth of physically life is to understand that the physique is our most intricate and multi-faceted computing device in a global of incessant technological growth. The physique is a wonder of engineering; it's the outward face of primal nature; it's a disgusting vessel within which to deal with the soul; it's a primitive equipment, fragile and disposable. our bodies are re-produced, experimented upon to the bounds in their tolerance, dissected and debated to each final telephone, mended, prosthetically improved, moralised, abused and cherished. The interface with the area we are living in signifies that the physique is usually laid open to scrutiny with out ever easily constituting whatever thing inside our seize: it's the website the place violence and metaphysics interchange, technicity and catatonia, the chic and the grotesque.

The physique can't be impartial or detached. Its layout is such that it needs to reply to either external problem and inside impulse. Our technique of survival, the intercourse act, galvanizes the physique right into a specific country of lifestyles, which, even though temporary, turns into the essence of being; the focus of an concept, the heightening of experience, the final word dissolution.

Contributors comprise Georges Bataille, Johannes Birringer, Karmen MacKendrick, Benjamin H. Bratton, Lara Portela, Louis Armand, Stewart domestic, Jane Lewty, Thierry Tillier, Ruark Lewis, Malwina Zaremba, Darren Tofts, Bonita Rhoads, Stuart Kendall, Ian Haig, Jena Jolissaint, Pierre Daguin, Vadim Erent, Florian Cramer, Beth Lazroe, Andar Nunes.

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