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2011 | 23 | 215-224
Article title

BODY AS THE OBJECT OF ASCETIC EXPERIENCE (OPALKA, DUDEK-DURER, ORLAN) (Cialo jako przedmiot praktyk ascetycznych)

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Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
I'd like to consider the activities of three artists - Roman Opalka, Andrzej Dudek-Dürer and Orlan - as a contemporary form of asceticism. If we envisage a homeostatic relation between body and mind to be a 'normal state', the asceticism tends to undermine it. In the perspective of asceticism body is a ballast which should undergo practices of depreciation. Although these practices are justified in religious contexts, in a context of the art and secularized culture they seem to be an aberration. I'd like to outline motivations of Opalka, Dudek-Dürer and Orlan and relations between body and mind which their art evokes. Do they really act at the edge of pathology or do they rather express - may be extremely - the condition of contemporary human being and his or her body?
Year
Volume
23
Pages
215-224
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • dr Lukasz Bialkowski, Uniwersytet Jagielonski, Instytut filozofii, ul. Grodzka 52, 31-044 Krakow
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA109212
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.9dadd291-cfca-3777-a2fd-7afb0ed2172c
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