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(...) Luce Irigary, has commented on vision's relationship to the body: "More than the other senses, the eye objectifies and masters. It sets at a distance, maintains the distance.
In our culture, the predominance of the look over smell, taste, touch, hearing, has brought about an impoverishment of bodily relations... The moment the look dominates, the body loses its materiality"

Interview with Luce Irigary in M-F Hans and G. Lapouge, eds.,Les femmes, la pornographie, l'erotisme, Paris, 1978, p.50

Extract from:
Janet Cardiff, the missing voice (case study b)
comissioned by artangel Curated by Kitty Scott

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