Title

Reappraising the Disappearing Body and the Disembodied Eye Through Multisensory Art

Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Arts

Publication Details

In Crossings: Ejournal of ARt and Technology, Vol. 5, 1, 2010

http://crossings.tcd.ie/issues/5.1/Coleman/

Abstract

This paper examines the mind/body dualism inherent in western culture, tracing some causes and consequences of the ‘disappearing body.’ It considers the complicity of the ‘disembodied eye’ in privileging the intellect over corporeality and proposes the more holistic approach of interactive and installation art as an antidote to this age-old mind/body split.