Body (2015 Polish film), a 2015 Polish film
Body (2015 American film), a 2015 American film
"Body" (Wonder Showzen episode), a 2006 episode of American sketch comedy television series Wonder Showzen
"Body", an episode of the Adult Swim television series, Off the Air
"Body" (Ja Rule song), a 2007 hip-hop song
"Body" (Marques Houston song), a 2009 R&B song
"Body" (Teairra Mari song), a 2010 R&B song
"Body", a song by Men Without Hats from No Hats Beyond This Point, 2003
"Body", a song by Funky Green Dogs from Star, 1999
"Body", a song by The Jacksons from Victory, 1984
B.O.D.Y. (Machel Montano album) (Band Of D Year), a 2006 album by Machel Montano
Best Night of My Life, a 2010 Jamie Foxx album originally named Body
Body (transistor), a terminal of a field-effect transistor
Body (wine), a wine tasting descriptor of sense of alcohol and feeling in the mouth
Automobile body, the outer body of a motor vehicle which is built around a chassis
Body corporate, a corporation capable of having legal rights and duties within a certain legal system
Body politic, metaphor in which a nation is considered to be a corporate entity, being likened to a human body
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Body art is also a sub-category of performance art, in which artists use or abuse their own body to make their particular statements. More extreme body art can involve mutilation or pushing the body to its physical limits.
In more recent times, the body has become a subject of much broader discussion and treatment than can be reduced to body art in its common understanding. Important strategies that question the human body are: implants, body in symbiosis with the new technologies, virtual bodies, among others.
The Vienna Action Group was formed in 1965 by Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muhl, Gunter Brus, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. They performed several body art actions, usually involving social taboos (such as genital mutilation).. Vito Acconci once documented, through photos and text, his daily exercise routine of stepping on and off a chair for as long as possible over several months. Acconci also performed Following Piece, in which he followed randomly chosen New Yorkers.
In France, body art was termed art corporel and practised by such artists as Michel Journiac and Gina Pane. In Italy in the 1980s, one of the famous artists in the movement was Ketty La Rocca.
Marina Abramovi performed Rhythm 0 in 1974. In the piece, the audience was given instructions to use on Abramovi's body an array of 72 provided instruments of pain and pleasure, including knives, feathers, and a loaded pistol. Audience members cut her, pressed thorns into her belly, applied lipstick to her, and removed her clothes. The performance ended after six hours, when someone held the loaded pistol up to Abramovi's head and a scuffle broke out. Photographer Spencer Tunick is well known for conducting photo shoots which gather large numbers of people at unlikely public locations, whereby everyone is positioned nude, forming surrealistic nude-scapes.
Artists whose works have evolved with more directed personal mythologies include Rebecca Horn, Youri Messen-Jaschin, Javier Perez, and Jana Sterbak. Body art can also be expressed via writing rather than painting.