If Prosthesis, Dorsality and Inanimation
comprise a series, it is because they are linked by an insistence that ostensible 'simplicity' is always already technologically primed: 'What we call life begins as a rupture vis-a-vis itself, an interruption of inanimate by an animate that has somehow lain inert, or inanimate, within the inanimate' (p69).
from the patient's own body" (99), Halidom favors allografting, the insertion of inert substances into living tissue, "immachination foreshadowing inanimation
", much as V.
Yet after the starkness and inanimation
of the exterior, this super saturated sensory overload is at times overwhelming.
This moment, the pregnant interval between inanimation
and animation, statue and body, allegorizes the very art of Diderot's methodology as it comes to life at the interstices between observation and experimentation.