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Fantasy on the Human Surface - A study of Somatic Power-Relations and Imagination

Jønsson, Johan Peter LU (2016) KOVM12 20161
Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to question and discuss whether the complication of power-relations created upon the present surface of the human body can be surpassed, by re-conceiving the body and ultimately leaving the body behind, without the loss of Being, through the critique of art and photography. This overall query has been broken down into three questions. (1)‘Does the solution behind the uneven relationship of power between the female and the male body, involve removing the body from its present function and form, in order to transcend ‘Surface Imaginations’? In doing so, this thesis will ascertain if there is a need for a new form of body. (2)‘The existent body is entangled with complexities in its visual-cultural exploit. What... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to question and discuss whether the complication of power-relations created upon the present surface of the human body can be surpassed, by re-conceiving the body and ultimately leaving the body behind, without the loss of Being, through the critique of art and photography. This overall query has been broken down into three questions. (1)‘Does the solution behind the uneven relationship of power between the female and the male body, involve removing the body from its present function and form, in order to transcend ‘Surface Imaginations’? In doing so, this thesis will ascertain if there is a need for a new form of body. (2)‘The existent body is entangled with complexities in its visual-cultural exploit. What would the consequence be if one decided to transform the body into an embodiment deviating from the present form?’ (3)‘The way in which we perceive ourselves and relate to one another as human beings, in a century marked by technological advancements, will play a deciding role for the future of the body. In what custom will we live, interact, organise and control each other if we continue to sustain this tempo of betterment?’

These questions hope to answer to the intricacies and the complex nature of somatic power-relations, and disclose whether their outcome would conflict with life itself, forasmuch as power-relations are what make us human, and establish what we believe to be meaning in life. I will conclude by acknowledging and determining if this danger of a new body, will go in hand with a possible loss of Being. For the creation of Being is interconnected with the understanding of time in relation to own identity, therefore it would subsequently become challenging to not distort these circumstances, if the Being was to exist outside a conventional body, or take on several of them. (Less)
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author
Jønsson, Johan Peter LU
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KOVM12 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Power-Relations, Surface, Being, Trans-Humanism, Body
language
English
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8877359
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2016-10-10 08:07:37
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to question and discuss whether the complication of power-relations created upon the present surface of the human body can be surpassed, by re-conceiving the body and ultimately leaving the body behind, without the loss of Being, through the critique of art and photography. This overall query has been broken down into three questions. (1)‘Does the solution behind the uneven relationship of power between the female and the male body, involve removing the body from its present function and form, in order to transcend ‘Surface Imaginations’? In doing so, this thesis will ascertain if there is a need for a new form of body. (2)‘The existent body is entangled with complexities in its visual-cultural exploit. What would the consequence be if one decided to transform the body into an embodiment deviating from the present form?’ (3)‘The way in which we perceive ourselves and relate to one another as human beings, in a century marked by technological advancements, will play a deciding role for the future of the body. In what custom will we live, interact, organise and control each other if we continue to sustain this tempo of betterment?’

These questions hope to answer to the intricacies and the complex nature of somatic power-relations, and disclose whether their outcome would conflict with life itself, forasmuch as power-relations are what make us human, and establish what we believe to be meaning in life. I will conclude by acknowledging and determining if this danger of a new body, will go in hand with a possible loss of Being. For the creation of Being is interconnected with the understanding of time in relation to own identity, therefore it would subsequently become challenging to not distort these circumstances, if the Being was to exist outside a conventional body, or take on several of them.},
  author       = {Jønsson, Johan Peter},
  keyword      = {Power-Relations,Surface,Being,Trans-Humanism,Body},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fantasy on the Human Surface - A study of Somatic Power-Relations and Imagination},
  year         = {2016},
}