Jean-Luc Nancy on naked openness.
[T]he nude does not elude or suppress chaos. First matter
continues to come from it or reenter it. In a certain way, the
nutter of the nude conserves in itself traces of the deflagration
from which the partition of sense has issued. From one opening
to another, matter continues to flow out, from the original opening
to a wide-open mouth. ("Chaos, χάος, χαίνω means 'to
yawn'; it signifies something that opens wide or gapes," Heidegger
writes.15 ) The nude: not a "beautiful form," but chaos in the
order of the body, an opening in the closing of the figure, anarchic
matter in the middle of the laws of composition.
15. Martin Heidegger, Nietzsche
, trans. David Farrell Krell (San
Francisco: Harper and Row, 1984), 2:91.