The body as heterotopi of transition*

*”Heterotopias are worlds within worlds, mirroring and diskursive spaces that are intense, disturbing, incompatible, contradictory or transforming”
M. Foucault
As a visual artist, I am interested in the creative process’ relationship to individuation. By creating a self-referencing artistic research project of interdisciplinary nature (art, psychology, philosophy), I try to develop an artistic method for re-subjectification that experiments in my own body. The project moves in two general and simultaneous directions: Mediating artifacts and Sediments



In this perceptual journey, I observe the relationship between body, objects and concious and inconcious memories to study whether it can have any effect on the body’s resubjectivity.



Here a new level around the central theme of my artistic research. If so far was the creation of an active corridor between the present and the past , is in the ecophysical relationship where now the body pivots for news  plant memories from a compassionate cartography 

”The perception is about the things and the gap between things” 

Hans G.Gadamer.

 In performative art or art of action, whose motor is autopoiesis, which means the ability of a process to generate its own life, the performative is interrelated with the uniqueness of each body. The forms that acts take can never be separated from the background of singular experience already registered in the body. In ”The Words and the Things”, Foucault says: Heterotopias are disturbing, no doubt because they secretly undermine language, because they prevent naming this and that, because they break up common names or entangle them. ” What would be the results in image language, when the flow of knowledge  intersects with memories of the body?


© Ana Maria Almada De Alvarez 2022