Lina Stergiou, “Virus Matter: Covit-19 Spatial Politics of Body World Ecology”, in CAFAM Beijing Techne Triennial: Topologies of the Real and Art in Motion, CAFA Art Museum Beijing and ZKM – We=Link: Ten Easy Pieces online exhibition response to the postponed Triennial due to Covit-19 (from 30 March 2020, www.chronusartcenter.org). Invited in one of the five commissioned projects, JODI’s ICTI.ME.

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Taking into account scientific research and facts up to the date this essay was written (20 March 2020), the terms ‘SARS-CoV-2,’ ‘Covit-19,’ ‘Virus,’ and ‘Computer Virus’ are here examined, their properties, and the bodily and global effects of the first two, for suggesting that Covit-19 phenomenon is enacted by a cut-together apart between in/human/in/organic entities producing radical un/boundaries that sweep the body. Indeed, it is here argued, the unit of transfigurations is the body, turning a phenomenon into a dynamic interiorized world view departure point. The writing shows why and how Covit-19 is a de/stabilizing, creative, liberating, collective site of integral dynamics in/towards a new body world ecology.