The queer potential of the abject: The agency of matter and radical negativity in Mona Hatoum’s \"Corps étranger\"

Ariel Martínez, Luciano Arévalo, Tomás Gomariz & Guillermo Suzzi
We present our thoughts here on British-Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum’s Corps étranger (1994), a video-installation consisting of endoscopic images of the inside of the artist’s own body projected from beneath the glass floor of a cylindrical booth. In a departure from the social constructionist proposal of Judith Butler, who emphasizes the role normative ideals play in the construction of the body by imposing an imaginary morphological ideal (assigning some parts of the body to a...
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