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Senses of Embodiment: Art, Technics, Media

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Mika Elo and Miika Luoto

This volume is a collection of essays that presents both theory- and practice-based approaches to questions concerning the embodiment of sense.
Exploring the opening of meaning in sensible configurations, the texts also address the medial structures – at once aesthetic, bodily and technical – that condition our access to whatever makes sense to us.
The texts show in various ways how these phenomena call for trans-disciplinary research, and how theoretical or philosophical questioning gains from the experimental possibilities of artistic research.

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The Touch of Mimesis

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ESA KIRKKOPELTO In th is essay, I w ill consider to u ch as it becom es them atic in the perfo rm ing arts. T here, the m eans o f im ita tio n (m im esis) - and often also its o b jec t - is the ac ting and speak ing hum an body .1 In the fo llow ing , I w ill address m im esis as the p rocess o f im ag ing or resem bling th a t takes p lace be tw een en tities, and in w h ich the body or part o f the body (not n ecessarily hum an) appears fo r ano ther body as an im age, so th a t the body creates a p resen ta tion fo r the o ther body. W h at I ca ll here p resen ta tio n (D arstellung) is the appearing o f the even t o f rep resen ta tion (Vorstellung). H ence, I w ill no t lim it the sphere o f m im esis to im ag ing o r rep resen tation . R ather, I th in k th a t b o th aspects are there in m im etic phenom ena , in m im etism . T he o b jec t o f m y reflections w ill be the even t o f im ­ aging or perfo rm ing , no t a rtis tic...

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