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The Zombie Body of Linear Perspective Vision

  • Brent Dean Robbins
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Abstract

Time is examined for its implications for an equally radical transformation in the conception and experience of space and place. The emergence of the linear perspective technique in Renaissance art, as developed by Brunelleschi and Alberti, is systematically examined as a cultural artifact that uniquely discloses a qualitative shift in the perception of spatiality, which in turn implies a transformation of lived embodiment. The lived embodiment of a culture informed by linear perspective vision is found to reflect the medical body of the cadaver, whose memorial body has been neglected and suppressed through a process of clinical detachment, expressed through an objectivist epistemology. The cultural myth of the zombie is analyzed as a shadow of the neglected memorial body and suppressed lived body.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyPoint Park UniversityPittsburghUSA

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