Sunday, April 5, 2009
A New Way To Be Mad
I love this essay for the surprising way which it reflects on what could be taken as salacious or gratuitous and yet Carl Elliott manages to use the topic of voluntary amputations to reveal the cultural mechanisms at work in a much wider sense. At his best Stelarc does this as well —particularly with Ping Body. Further down that spectrum is Orlan. I find more coherence with Tissue Culture and Art and coherence without as much salaciousness at Bodies© INCorporated.