Limitrophies of the human
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Limitrophies of the human book
Quite differently than in Levi's and Russo's work, Low Pieces was also a meditation on the condition of the human in relation with the limitrophies of animals, machines, and inorganic matter. In the manipulation of the LPs of the animal recording, and of the human record, in the bridging of the two sides of lives that dis-ressemble and therefore must assemble, Baehr performs the collapse of clear limitrophies by experimenting with the inter-species articulation of a talking with paws in the mouth. In this sense, dance's understanding of the human only reflects a wider cultural-historical foundation. If Jacques Derrida reminds us in his four essays on animalist, a whole anthropo-philosophical and onto-theological tradition in the West asserts that "the human order is distinguished from nature", this distinctiveness derives from "an imperfection, because of an originary lack or defect in man, who has", paradoxically, "received speech and technics only inasmuch as he lacks something".