There are so many passages I might have selected from Nancy’s Corpus, this dense, demystifying discourse on the body in its widest sense. I shan’t write further at this time about Nancy but will explore his antiphilosophy or nonphilosophy further.
“Rock: under this body cadence of body, it turns out that our world has deployed a rhythmical world-wideness, from jazz to rap and beyond, a crowd, a proliferation, a glut, a popularity of postures, a zoned, massed, electronic skin, which, if we insist, we can certainly call noise, because in fact it is, to begin with, background noise arising where forms no longer hold sway, no longer make sense (social, common, sentimental, metaphysical)–and where, to the contrary, aesthetics will have to be reworked at the level of bodies with naked senses, deprived of reference points, disoriented, disoccidented, and where arts have to be reworked, through and through, as the technē of the creation of bodies. Yes, noise: it’s like the other side of thought, but also like the rumblings in the coils on the body.”
Jean-Luc Nancy, Corpus (trans. Richard A. Rand)