The Architecture of the Body

In this sketch, I alter the architecture of the body by changing the “nodes” that our body is connected to. In Kinect, the body is defined as node A (the head) which connects to the neck (Node B), then the left shoulder (Node C) and so forth. But what if we didn’t define the body in such a way? What if the nodes created intersections? What if they overlapped? How will this affect my sense of self or my body?

After testing it on myself, I felt that my awareness of how my body parts connected increased. I felt tight, enclosed, caged, interwoven, and captive within my own structure. I found myself moving in a way that wanted me to be free of my connections.

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