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Dialoguing with science and wondering how it deals with the body is what moves Clarissa's interest in the machinic element. With the term machine, she refers not only to the structure but also to the ethical, social, political, and cultural practices that affect us. But what are the body's political, ethical, social, and aesthetic limits? Contemporary culture has shifted the focus of hybridization from high-tech laboratories to popular culture. Science fiction and horror literature (and cinema) contribute to developing this theme, underlining their ability to record our life's changes. The consolidated success of horror and sci-fi genres is a symptom of a new phenomenon that prefers the deviant, or the mutant, over the more conventional versions of the human being. Precisely for this reason, they provide us with appropriate cultural representations of these changes and transformations. In her artistic practice, Clarissa wants to get out of the putrefied imagination where the beauty of the anomalous body was not designed to move towards a representation of the subject that underlines the urgency to think about the unity of the body-machine.

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