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In 'Extended and Prosthetic Bodies', the body is extended through prosthetics or technology, to explore cyberspace and alternative states of consciousness. Parallel to the illustrated works of art, this section combines texts by critics who shaped the movement, from Lucy R.

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Critic Nelly Richard comments on their work, The threshold of pain enables the mutilated subject to enter areas of collective identification, sharing in one's own flesh the same signs of social disadvantage as the other unfortunates.

Voluntary pain simply legitimates one's incorporation into the community of those who have been harmed in some way - as if the self-inflicted marks of chastisement in the artist's body and the marks of suffering in the national body, as if pain and its subject could unite in the same scar Critic Cindy Nemser commented that 'due to the unpleasant nature of the content of body art, the public may refuse to read it intelligently' Nemser, But whether we like it or not visual artists working with bodily the artists body tracey warr, decay, death and visceral flux are endemic.

They present the body as a consuming, excreting, conceiving, transforming conduit. This the artists body tracey warr of the body is still largely taboo in Western culture.

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Filmmaker David Cronenberg has described the basis of horror as the fact that we cannot comprehend the artists body tracey warr we can die cited in Kaufmann, At the same time medical, scientific and technological advances relating to the body's health, reproductive function and death, seem to make the body's functions increasingly conceptual and euphemised.

Mircea Eliade writes that, 'The archaic and Oriental cultures succeeded in conferring positive values on anxiety, death, self-abasement and upon chaos' The artists body tracey warr in Western culture death and the body as flux is still a taboo vision.

Most critiques of this type of body art cannot get past the Western cultural obsession with the central, terminal, cumulative self - the individual ego, to see beyond to a use of the self as universal.

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Talking about Dada dance, Hugo Ball commented that 'Dance … is very close to the art of tattooing and to all primitive representative efforts that aim at personification' With his use the artists body tracey warr the word 'personification' Ball seems to the artists body tracey warr getting at a notion of the individual body inscribed, carrying the weight of collective ideas, rather than the individual engaged in self-expression.

In complete contrast to the visceral artists, however, many other artists have used their own bodies to try to lift invisible aspects of consciousness into the visible world. Aspects such as the operation of hopes, desires and aspirations, being, the liminal spaces of sleep, dream, meditation, hallucination, intuition, vision and somatic or non-symbolic thinking.

So in their performance, Nightsea Crossing Marina Abramovic and Ulay sat opposite each other across a table for a total of 90 days, not moving, not speaking and fasting. The complete performance was undertaken over several chunks of time in different cities around the world.


Their longest continuous presentation lasted 16 days. The artists presented themselves as embodied consciousnesses, in the process of being. For Abramovic the job of the artist is to reveal the mystery of existence and to act as a transmittor of energy.


In Terry Fox's performance Levitation he lay on a pile of soil in a San Francisco gallery for six hours trying to levitate see Fox, and Sharp, In Chris Burden spent 22 days in bed in a gallery in Los Angeles, not speaking or interacting with gallery visitors the artists body tracey warr staff.

My days were full, rich and purposeful.

Hiller describes art ideas as existing below a verbal recognition level where artists grab on to them see Einzig, James Turrell's work experiments with the artists body tracey warr psychology, light and states of being. He has remarked that art is about bringing images back from the dream world to here.

Shelley Sacks' Thought Bank was based on the idea that water remembers and that thought can be imprinted on water. In live performances Bruce Gilchrist has attempted to externalise the artists body tracey warr and sounds from the interior of his sleeping body Divided by Resistance, see Keidon, and Warr, Working with a BBC Outside Broadcast Unit, a group of mediums, a thermal camera and sound equipment, Kathleen Rogers' PsiNet set up a parallel between psychic transmission and reception and technological transmission and reception see La Frenais, Leslie Haslam, Courtsey of the Artist The body itself is liminal - between material thing the artists body tracey warr immaterial consciousness, a shifting interface between subjectivity and the world, a seemingly solid reality that is nevertheless a flux of viscera, time, consciousness and space.

Anthropological studies have been a fertile source for visual artists interested in exploring an alternative semantics of the body. Speech has been over-emphasised as the privileged means of human communication, and the body neglected.