Performing the body : a corporeal site
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This thesis documents a process through which the body was realized as it exceeds its formal unity and becomes integrated with the space. It includes works of art produced during the process. Concepts of vision and figure are contemplated in relation with body and space. Arte Povera and artists associated with the movement are studied within the framework of ‘site-specificity’ and ‘performance’. Assimilation into space is exemplified through phenomena. Islamic ornamentation is studied in accordance with the concepts of ‘gaze’ and ‘screen’. A work of art is proposed as a conclusion of the process.