“Any self-regulating organism that combines the natural and artificial together in one system”
“In the age of
technology, the so-called autonomous body, this always doubled body of
flesh and grace and use-value and exchange-value, shatters into a
thousand digital mirrors. The data body. The android body. The mutant
body. The designer body. The cloner body. The transsexual body. Digital
flesh loop-cycling furiously within the limited space and time of a
single (biological) life cycle: indeterminate, neutralized, floating.
The data body is
the recombinant body: cloned by the bio-tech industry, spliced by
artificial skin, digital nerves and networked intelligence, re-sequenced
by the liquid signs of brand-name consumer advertising. Simultaneously
the targeted axis of the interfacing of digital reality and
bio-technology and the site of future political struggle where flesh
rubs against the will to virtuality, the data body is, for better and
for worse, the spearhead of Technoculture.” -Arthur and Marilouise Kroker
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… a raft of designers to capitalize on fashion’s gender blur, that narrowing of the sexual divide that earlier this year emerged on the runways of top tier designers like Rick Owens and Alessandro Michele of Gucci, each bent on eroding the once rigid demarcation between conventionally feminine and masculine clothes.
Ken Downing, the fashion director of Neiman Marcus, says:
“What we’re seeing now, he said, “is a seismic shift in fashion, a widening acceptance of a style with no boundaries, one that reflects the way young people dress.”
And yes, La Ferla sees a connection to the recent visibility and acceptance of trans people:
That sentiment also reflects a rising receptivity, if not an outright prurient fascination, with topics that were once strictly off limits. Transgender narratives are entering the mainstream via trans-models like Andreja Pejic and Lea T, who front major fashion and beauty campaigns; mega-celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner; and television fare like “Transparent,” the series on Amazon, its lead character Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) coming out to his children as Maura.
Photos: Christelle de Castro for The New York Times