The Trace and The Body

imageMerleau Ponty’s conception of the trace is something that is experienced by the body that can be externalised by the artist, an ‘ inner form’ that is the result of an complex interlacing of body and world.

The trace is something like a hinge between inner and outer experience; the play between subject and object , or the ‘ intertwining” of the two. Both subject and object are active forces in this interplay : external experiences awaken an echo in our bodies.

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