The essential purpose of these questions, at least since the Renaissance, has been to present three planes, or three fields, and their possible articulations in a given period. The first of these planes, it can be said, is that of the body. By “body” we mean what the human uses to present himself to the world and measure up to it. The second plane is that of landscape. By “landscape” we mean both all that has not been created by human hands and all that man has added to the original state of affairs, while at the same time transforming it. The third plane is that of the cosmos. By “cosmos” we mean everything that is “above” man and the landscape: clouds and stars, angels and gods, spiritual powers or unknowable void.
... Excerpt from Jean-Louis Poitevin’s Convulsions: An Essay on the World of Lee Bul