Ek-stacy

Ek-stacy

Niki D’Amore and Emilie Dionne

How are we to determine the point at which one body ends and an Other begins? Which affection is mine and which yours as traces of encounter permeate and fold? In Ek-stacy we move outside of ourselves in an encounter of technological, human, and insect bodies. Ek-stacy challenges the overvalued but not always reliable faculty of sight through mirror play, a reference to that phenomenon through which we gain a sense of bounded form and bodily unification. It responds to anxiety about the indeterminable transformation to which the human is subject. Foregrounding metamorphoses in the space of inbetween human and non-human, D’Amore and Dionne are particularly interested in exploring the desire to supplant the maternal body as site of origin which may well be driving the proliferation of a host of new technologies.

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