daniel alexander smith


Here, the body signifies itself

Corpus Corpus Corpus
Corpus Corpus Corpus

The word “corpus” means “body,” but it can also refer to a collection of words which describe who someone is. each type of corpora addresses identity. In this series, I adapt both definitions into visual form, collapsing the two meanings into a collection of bodies. This Corpus of flesh communicates the physicality of identity, which becomes lost in lexical analysis. Here, the body signifies itself. Instead of relegating information to abstraction, Corpus is concrete and direct. It is the material symbol of an existential language. My Corpus is not a collection of words, naming identity; it is the collection of physical bodies, which manifest identity.

Making Corpus