Masks as Shells
"That's the way it is for the outer shell left of Himher, a copious skin subject to the process of incarnation. What is happening inside this sensitive shell, all ears, still and inhabited?"
Brian Massumi describes how "a transfiguration comes into the bare shell". Devoid of identity, self, worry, memory, the actor enters the mask and a new being comes into the world. Not as a fabricated character—"a simulacrum cannot last".