(Română) LE MASQUE, UN ORGANE ARTIFICIEL?

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

An important part of the contemporary creation placed the mask at the center of its preoccupations. From Claude Cahun’s travesties, to Cindy Sherman’s masquerades, via Gillian Wearing’s silicon masks or Patrick Tosani rigidified pants, everything seems to indicate a constant and ever renewed interest in the meanings of this object, be it on a archetypical, symbolic or transgressive level. However, one might wonder about this « return » to this canonical figure, from where the notions of « person » and « self » originate (Mauss, 1968). The study of the Greek prosôpon and the Latin persona shows a paradoxical aspect: indeed, the mask is, not …