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dc.contributor.authorKosonen, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T06:43:46Z
dc.date.available2014-08-11T06:43:46Z
dc.date.issued2014fi
dc.identifier.citationKosonen, H. (2014). The Taboo of the Perverse Dying Body. In L. McLean, L. Stafford, & M. Weeks (Eds.), <em>Exploring Bodies in Time and Space</em> (pp. 203-215). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_62350
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/43981
dc.description.abstractA human being is continuously living towards death within a mortal body that is dying little by little, second after second. In the gloss of popular media, the taboo reality of this stain of mortality is hidden by a diversion, which is created by the multiple pornographies of visual culture: the pornography of perfect bodies and the pornography of violent death. No longer invisible or ‘unspeakable’, the taboo body has been appropriated to serve a function in the mainstream didactics. Both the lusus naturae of natural bodies and the decay of sickness and death are squeezed into such roles in the postmodern visual narrative that the mortality of the human being appears unlikely and accidental or a mere consequence of living a bad life instead of the inevitable that it is. As the popular cultural representation of the monstrous body is both marked with a stigma and marks the inferior other, its appearance in the art sphere poses a problem for the mainstream didactics in defying it with the perennial esteem shone on the works of art by their context. But in the increase of the pornography of death, we see pop art appropriating the language that now, also in the context of art, speaks of the unlikelihood of dying. Looking at Andres Serrano’s controversial The Morgue (1992) in relation to Andy Warhol’s Death and Disaster (1962-63) and Makoto Aida’s Harakiri School Girls (1999), we can trace the source of the continuously problematic imagery of death into the problematic of the dying body, marked perverse both by the popular cultural didactic of the ideal body and the visual cultural pornography of violent, unlucky death invading our screens.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInter-Disciplinary Press
dc.relation.ispartofExploring Bodies in Time and Space. Edited by L. McLean, L. Stafford, & M. Weeks. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN 978-1-84888-247-8.
dc.subject.othertabufi
dc.subject.otherkuolemafi
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dc.subject.otherpopulaarikulttuurifi
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dc.subject.otherTaboofi
dc.subject.otherdeathfi
dc.subject.othermortalityfi
dc.subject.othercorporealityfi
dc.subject.otherbody imagefi
dc.subject.other20th and 21st century artfi
dc.subject.otherpopular culturefi
dc.subject.otherpornography of deathfi
dc.subject.othercelebrity bodyfi
dc.subject.otherAndres Serranofi
dc.titleThe Taboo of the Perverse Dying Bodyfi
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201408072313
dc.contributor.laitosTaiteiden ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTaidehistoria
jyx.tutka.ksnameExploring Bodies in Time and Space
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/BookItem
dc.date.updated2014-08-07T03:30:07Z
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dc.description.reviewstatusnonPeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange203-215
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dc.rights.copyright© Inter-Diciplinary Press. This is an electronic final draft version of the article whose final and definitive form has been published by Inter-Diciplinary Press.
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dc.relation.conferencePerustuu konferensseissa The 1st Global Conferences on ‘Time, Space and the Body’ and ‘Body Horror’ (Sydney in February 2013) esitettyyn aineistoon.


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