Latin American Journal of Fundamental Psychopathology On Line
On-line version ISSN 1677-0358
SAUSSE, Simone Korff. Corps contemporains. Création et faits de culture : Le corps extrême: corps inhumain, corps posthumain ou corps trop humain?Corpos contemporâneos. Criação e feitos de cultura : O corpo extremo: corpo desnaturado, corpo pós-humano ou corpo humano demais?. Lat. Am. j. fundam. psychopathol. on line [online]. 2008, vol.5, n.1, pp. 9-18. ISSN 1677-0358.
In this paper the author will be reflecting on the contemporary body from both the clinical and aesthetic points of view. Links will be explored between the artistic productions of contemporary artists and the vicissitudes of the body in clinical practice. Symptom or creation? The author concludes that the dehumanisation of the body may be said to be a paradoxical and subversive way of revealing that which is irreducible in the human. In this sense, the post-human body, just like the extreme body, is a too human body.
Keywords : Post-human; Body; Handicap; Contemporary Art.