Show simple item record Edkins, Jenny 2013-07-13T04:11:13Z 2013-07-13T04:11:13Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Edkins , J 2013 , ' Dismantling the face : landscape for another politics? ' Environment and Planning D: Society and Space , vol 31 , no. 3 , pp. 538–553 . DOI: 10.1068/d16312 en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-7758
dc.identifier.other PURE: 889822
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 1efcd1bc-7468-40c1-b547-576fc3e823b6
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84878283844
dc.identifier.other 2160/9135
dc.description.abstract The face is central to contemporary politics: it is photographed, pinned down, stored, documented, and presented as proof of identity in passports and ID cards. Automatic face recognition and face-processing systems are key to biopolitical control. However, Deleuze and Guattari argue that the face is a particular politics, and dismantling the face is also a politics. This paper explores what it might mean to dismantle the face, and what politics this might entail. It examines prosopagnosia, or face-blindness, as described by Oliver Sacks and exemplified by Chuck Close’s paintings, which see the face as landscape. It asks whether the use of grid and screen in Close’s portraits amounts to a dismantling of the face, and compares his approach to that seen in Francis Bacon’s heads. It argues that Close’s portraits trace a politics of becomings, a distribution of the sensible where we cannot, and do not, know who we are. en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Environment and Planning D: Society and Space en
dc.rights en
dc.subject politics en
dc.subject faciality en
dc.subject prosopagnosia en
dc.subject face-blindness en
dc.subject Gilles Deleuze en
dc.subject Félix Guattari en
dc.subject Oliver Sacks en
dc.subject Chuck Close en
dc.subject Francis Bacon en
dc.subject portrait en
dc.subject faceless en
dc.title Dismantling the face : landscape for another politics? en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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