The vision of the headless but speaking body is reminiscent of a comment of Lacan's: "If there is an image which could represent for us the Freudian notion of the unconscious, it is indeed that of the acephalic
subject, of a subject who no longer has an ego, who doesn't belong to the ego" (1988a, 167).
Whereas the origins of Blake's figures are indefinite--they can come from the operations of the human physiognomy or from an extra-human source--Bataille's extra-human figures (the acephalic
being, the "pineal eye" that is blinded in the moment it achieves its purpose and opens toward the energy of the sun, and therefore is burned up and sees nothing) have far less of an autonomous life-world from the human.
Two-third of acardiac fetuses are acardiac acephalic
, which is the most common variety, and they are female 2.
(-)a]r-ha-as KUR-e, if not acephalic
, would mean "border land."
Even so, the Porto Alegre "Utopia Station" showing dramatized something of the forum's own acephalic
utopianism and radical multiplicity.