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Art. Nature. Body. Biogeocorpographies of lives and the world.




Art, Nature, Body


Nature is the condition of Art. Nature has the condition of Body. Art is the Nature of many Bodies. Body is Art of Nature. Finally, art, nature, body are biogeocorpographic states of lives and worlds that coexist. For the construction of these reflections, which have decolonized thinking about them, I will draw on the logic of what decolonial authors say about “communal” living, which has variations, of course, in the Portuguese language, when translated from Spanish, in which one of the meanings is that of community. Or, if used in Portuguese, as communal, it has the sense of commune, referring to those who live in a commune. But, as a community, it also has, in Portuguese, several meanings, even that of peripheral without being that of “decolonial exteriority”, the latter being what I am looking for. Thus, I will often prefer to use the term communal - aiming at the Spanish sense - in order to contemplate the sense of “living together” for Brazilian subjectivity, but of course, together. Although, a priori, I make this option, understanding that community, commune and/or community life could have the same meaning as my desired meaning in the discussion on “ARTE. NATURE. BODY. BIOGEOCORPOGRAPHS OF LIVES AND WORLDS”: that they are the meaning of “living together”.


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Author Biography

Marcos Antônio Bessa-Oliveira, Mato Grosso do Sul State University

Professor at the Scenic Arts, Dance and Theater Courses (Undergraduate), in the Visual Arts Chair, and at the Professional Master's Degree Program in Education - PROFEDUC - of the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul - UEMS at the University Unit of Campo Grande - UUCG - Brazil. Post-doctorate in Language Studies-FAALC-UFMS. PhD in Visual Arts by the IA-Unicamp, Master in Language Studies and Bachelor in Visual Arts - Licenciatura - Habilitação em Artes Plásticas by the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. He is the leader of the Research Group NAV(r)E - Núcleo de Artes Visuais em (re)Verificações Epistemológicas (certified by UEMS/CNPq - which can be accessed at: dgp.cnpq. br/dgp/espelhogrupo/1456348756496114); member of the following Research Groups: NECC - Núcleo de Estudos Culturais Comparados (UFMS/CNPq), Visual Studies Research Group (UNICAMP/CNPq) and the Research Group O PROCESSO IDENTITÁRIO DO INDÍGENA DE MATO GROSSO DO SUL: ANÁLISE DOCUMENTAL E MIDIÁTICA DA LUTA PELA PELA TERRA - UFMS. ORCID iD -



How to Cite

Bessa-Oliveira, M. A. (2023). Art. Nature. Body. Biogeocorpographies of lives and the world. In SciELO Preprints.


Linguistic, literature and arts


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