Monday, June 8, 2009

The 'I' as mobile space

We should not say that the ‘I’ has a body. We should say: the ‘I’ is a body. To have a body means to be the owner; the knowing ‘I’ – the Cartesian mind – is then superimposed on the body to make the body act. The ‘I’ obviously occupies space. To be more precise, the ‘I’ is space. The ‘I’ is mobile space – space on the move within space. This implies a reflexive relationship, which has consequences for the identities of the ‘I’ as mobile space and the space within it performs various moves (i.e. performativity and heterogeneity).

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