Zoegraphy: Performing Posthuman Lives

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Drawing on various theories of life from the perspective of philosophical posthumanism, feminist new materialism, and the work of Gilles Deleuze, this article examines the capacity of contemporary art to extend life writing beyond the figure of the human. Through a theoretical and autobiographical engagement with aesthetic practices that turn "life itself" into a work of art - the work of the Tissue Culture & Art Project on the one hand and Marina Abramovic's performance The Artist is Present on the other - the essay develops "zoegraphy" as a radically post-anthropocentric approach to life narrative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalBiography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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