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PROJECT LIFE ON THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN



Authors Mykola Babak, Evgene  Matveev




Skin is the philosophical notion, it helps to denote in the limits of numerous conceptions of postmodernism one of the potentially meant substantial components of multidimensional category of «body», «flash» and so on, which, as a rule, don't have any anthropomorphous features. Skin in the limits of this intellectual sphere means «the closest component» of the body/flash to the Outer World, as «the last» boundary of body*.


Paul Valery said once very wise: «the deepest – is skin, we live on the surface of skin». There is nothing surprising in this phrase – the human being could be interpreted as a flash that leans on the underlayer of Skin. In other words, tightened up by skin corset the flash is in a protective suite, this flash is in the aggressive environment and only due to the skin the amazing action of living flash goes on.  


According to this point of view the rise of a schizoid «rift» due to the destroyed skin, which looks like a separation between «my feeling» and my body shape: the body is not «my» any more, it disappears as an organic and psycho-physiological unity? «My feeling» finds itself outside its body appearance and turns to be dependent upon forced images of destroying and disappearing body, which fits into the system of landscape, «Me-contemplation» and opens to the elementary body of space***.


But when there is a suit/skin, so there is everything, which accompanies its time-and-space objective reality. Taking further after the authors' logic means, that body/flash life depends directly upon the condition of skin, of course not in physiological but in its philosophical meaning. The human being is used to be fashionable and stylish so the project has a range of extra senses and sensual offshoots. For example: Schizoid Personality – is a person without Skin**, or young and old Skin, or a new Leather fashion show, etc.  



*    А.Gritsanov. The Contemporary Dictionary of Philosophy. Postmodernism.

**  Same reference as above.

*** R.Laing.