Espace 132 (Fall 2022)
Issue 132 of Espace was just released under the theme "flesh".
Luísa Santos contributed with "Between Oceans and Wounds: Notes on Anthropophagic Contemporary Artistic Practices".
"In his posthumous book Confessions of the Flesh (Pantheon Books, 2021), Michel Foucault (1926–1984) analyzes how early Christianity considered sexuality. This fourth instalment on the sexualized body follows the volumes published in his lifetime—The Will to Knowledge(first English edition in 1978), The Use of Pleasure (1984) and The Care of the Self (1986). His study of the body begins in the 18th century from the perspective of what Foucault calls “biopower,” then shifts in the second and third volumes to the philosophers and physicians of Greco-Roman Antiquity, and lastly to the religious approaches of the Church Fathers. In this final work, the experience of the flesh is subject to abstinence, virginity and marriage. While the relationship to the flesh may well be the site of several interdictions in this philosophical-theological context, it remains essential to our subject-being. As a “mode of experience, knowledge and transformation of the self by the self,” the flesh is part of the subjectivity associated with our sentient body."
(excerpt from the editorial, by André-Louis Parré).
More here: https://espaceartactuel.com/en/aesthetics-ethics-of-the-flesh-2/