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Performing the Multiple : Dancing a Differently Configured Subjectivity

Peña, Jillian;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The symbol of the multiple has been utilized in art throughout time. Displaying two or more bodies operating as a single entity, the multiple produces a number of effects in both visual form and content manifested. While this is commonly seen as displaying virtues of strength, perseverance and discipline, it is also questioned in its reduction of the individuals involved. “Performing the Multiple” explores the symbol across culture to examine both the popularity and the criticism of the form. I propose that Jacques Lacan’s mirror stage provides groundwork for the inherent meaning of the symbol. Starting with early modernist renditions of the multiple in Siegfrie...
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Abstract
The symbol of the multiple has been utilized in art throughout time. Displaying two or more bodies operating as a single entity, the multiple produces a number of effects in both visual form and content manifested. While this is commonly seen as displaying virtues of strength, perseverance and discipline, it is also questioned in its reduction of the individuals involved. “Performing the Multiple” explores the symbol across culture to examine both the popularity and the criticism of the form. I propose that Jacques Lacan’s mirror stage provides groundwork for the inherent meaning of the symbol. Starting with early modernist renditions of the multiple in Siegfrie...
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Run the World, Beyonce, 2011 Seward, Keith. 1999. “Classic Cruelty.” October No. 56: 99-100.

Toepfer, Karl. 1997. Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910- 1935. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

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