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Whatever: (the concept regarding) a photographic image, perhaps a body or face, that belongs to no single racialized or nationalized category; the image falls into a space that Agamben refers to as "non-identity" or an identity useless to the State, terms that seem incompatible. I am not certain if Agamben believes these two terms are interchangeable. The Whatever exists as pure singularity or a "whatever singularity," a single entity or thing. The concept investigates the betweenness of two things: the common and proper, the body and image, genus and species. He refers to this betweenness as "limbo." I would like to extend this concept to body and machine.

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