Research Essay

The Mythological Machine & The Collective Body



The inner body, the Mythological Machine and the collective body The body politic is conceived through the interaction of a body natural and mysticum body. Why do we need an invisible dimension to explain power? What is the difference between the individual and the community? What do we meant by body, identity, government, narrative or myth? Through two epistemological devises, Furio Jesi’s Mythological Machine and Aby Warburg’s Bildwanderung (migration of images), we attempt visualize mythologies and images as the evidence of a body collective that moves, speaks and takes infinite forms beyond ourselves. This exo body with no time or space, do not only determines our approach to concepts like truth but the very appearance of the real.
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 10
  • DOI: 10.5334/mjfar.79
  • Published on 4 Nov 2020
  • Peer Reviewed