1. It seems to me that the Vito Acconci works described by Blocker are diaristic in the sense that Acconci had a failed romantic relationship with Dillon that was complicated by Dillon's infidelity with Oppenheim. How can Acconci escape the diaristic and claim his work deals with the body in general? Is it solely because of his maleness?
2. I am interested in the concept of the "body as organism" being foreign in the art context (in contrast to body as subject or object). Are there body-based performance artworks that you could point to that treat the body more like an organism without imposing control upon it? What impact do these works have? What is their potential?