Saturday, April 27, 2019
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.
Being Nude, 2014.

15. Martin Heidegger, Nietzsche, trans. David Farrell Krell (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1984), 2:91.
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