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The Body Voyage as Visual Representation and Art Performance

Olsén, Jan-Eric LU (2011) In Nuncius 26(1). p.222-241
Abstract
This paper looks at the notion of the body as an interior landscape that is made intelligible through visual representation. It discerns the key figure of the inner corporeal voyage, identifies its main elements and examines how contemporary artists working with performances and installations deal with it. A further aim with the paper is to discuss what kind of image of the body that is conveyed through medical visual technologies, such as endoscopy, and relate it to contemporary discussions on embodiment, embodied vision and bodily presence. The paper concludes with a recent exhibition by the French artist Christian Boltanski, which gives a somewhat different meaning to the idea of the body voyage.
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medical images, performance art, les archives du coeur
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Nuncius
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26
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1
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222 - 241
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Brill Academic Publishers
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0394-7394
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10.1163/182539111X569838
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English
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  series       = {Nuncius},
  title        = {The Body Voyage as Visual Representation and Art Performance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/182539111X569838},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2011},
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