Bodies no longer have a surface. The schizophrenic body appears as a kind of body-sieve. Freud emphasised the schizophrenic aptitude for perceiving the surface and the skin as if each were pierced with an infinite number of holes. As a result the entire body is nothing but depth; as there is no surface, interior and exterior, container and content no longer have precise limits. Body sieve, fragmented body and dissociated body, form the first three dimensions of the schizophrenic body, they give evidence of the general breakdown of surfaces.
- Gilles Deleuze
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