CORPOREALITY AND THE SELF: DISSOLVING BORDERS WITH TECHNOLOGY

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This paper describes the concept of corporeality in the context of science art and the role of technology in contemporary culture. Human corporeality is a body endowed with soul and meaning. It results from personal and social experience, historical development, or cultural context and its implicit impacts. The subject of this research is corporeal code that organize the nature of modern artistic productions and human being identity. Contemporary artists use the strategies of participation and interaction, forms of interventions to make art an agent of social change and to become active drivers for the new identity process activation. Problems of identity make up a significant layer in contemporary art. The identification process develops in them in various directions. We can characterize its evolution as a change of identities. Recognizing the role and intense impact of technology on contemporary culture, we can trace two main directions: one involves extension of human senses and abilities by creating new solutions, software and tools, that let us get advanced understanding of the reality, and the second one is based on presupposed physical capacities of the human corporeality. According this approach the understanding of reality as a reality given in sensations is disappearing. The virtual world comes to replace it, our essence becomes involved in the process of mixing and indistinguishability until its complete disappearance.


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A K Selchenok

Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU)

Author for correspondence.
Email: anastasiya.selchenok@gmail.com
Moscow, Russia

V A Berest

National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA); Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: berest-va@rudn.ru
Moscow, Russia

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