Soraya Murray: “Analytic Borderlands: Visualizations of Globality and the Body Becoming”

Soraya Murray: “Analytic Borderlands: Visualizations of Globality and the Body Becoming”

Soraya Murray holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Art History and teaches at UCSC. She has published on contemporary art, technology, and globalization in Art Journal, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. Professor Murray is completing a manuscript on bodies under the duress of advanced technologies and globalization and their visual representation in contemporary art and media culture.

This presentation investigates bodies under the duress of globalization and their representation in visual culture. Moving from Linda Nochlin’s consideration of the body in pieces as a metaphor for early modernity, it examines Homi Bhabha’s “becoming” and Saskia Sassen’s “analytic borderlands” as frameworks for understanding depictions of bodies—particularly women’s bodies—in the matrix of global flux.