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Corps malade, corps créateur : fragmenter, rassembler, réparer

Abstract : The research in Arts suggests questioning and clarifying the process from the illness experience to creation. How is the creative gesture activated, transformed by the illness? The plastic work associated with the writing tries to verify the following hypothesis: it’s through the process of fragmentation (Heinz Kohut), of gathering (Anne-Sophie Le Poder) and mending (Jeanine Chasseguet-Smirgel) that the body, now a creator, surpasses itself while resuming flesh, turns itself into something different, through its own fear and pain, repaired or reconstructed by their passage. The first part (fragmentation), whith the notion of space, analyses Louise Bourgeois and Yayoï Kusama’s works. Does the fragmentation of the body represent the way the experience of the illness is embodied, incorporated into creation, without illustrating it? The second part explores gathering as a gesture of conciliation with the body. In Mona Hatoum, Chiharu Shiota, or Niki de Saint Phalle’s works, how does this gesture become a blood which welds (Agamben), while making us looking at a hole in time? In the third part (Repair), the reflection goes on with Rebecca Horn and Berlinde de Bruyckere ‘s works, and the choreographic play "Körper" by Sasha Waltz. Questions related to the illness and creative body will be linked to memory and otherness. In the peculiarity of their plasticity, materials become places to rewrite the body in its experience of pain, without representing it.
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Laura Guerra Serres. Corps malade, corps créateur : fragmenter, rassembler, réparer. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PA01H314⟩. ⟨tel-02407332⟩

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