Title

The face: what a horror

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Cooke, G 2001, 'The face: what a horror', Culture Machine, no. 3, Virologies: culture and contamination issue.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Introduction:
White wall and black hole; the fundamental elements of the abstract machine of faciality. The face operates on a twofold system; the white wall, the screen, expanse of signification, the potential and desire for meaning; the black hole of subjectification, those moments in which a subject is constructed, the eyes which stare out from the wall, replete in their newfound subjectivity:...