Irma Weij | Matthew Shave | 'Body Unconscious' | Karen Magazine AOC Body Politics
Note | Nudity A major new study came out of UC Berkeley that confirms Anne's argument that size 0 models and today's Karl Lagerfeld-led trend of Fashion Monasticism represent more than a determination to dominate one's body with rigorous self-discipline.
The study says that 'Black Swan' ballet dancers are very detached from their emotions. On the opposite end of the spectrum, yoga practitioners are holistically connected and more empathetic emotionally.
Observing film stimuli designed to evoke psychological and emotional reactions from the participants, both groups hit the dial registering their emotional reactions almost identially. In the case of the ballet dancers, the reaction appeared not to be authentic.
The participants were 'wired up' to sensors monitoring their physiological responses. Among the yoga practitioners, body and mind were in perfect unison.
With the ballet dancers, their actual body responses showed no real emotions, creating a disconnect between what they reported intellectually and what their body really told researchers.
The yoga practitioners -- and this was meditation, not only yoga for exercise -- would more likely be sensualists like Isabeli Fontana as 'The Eco Warrior'. By contrast . . .
Woman | Isabeli Fontana | Richard Bush | 'The Eco Warrior' | i-D Spring 2010 AOC Private Studio