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scarify

To roughen a surface by sanding or some other technique, in order to improve adhesion of paint.
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In a second room, Baloji has composed a series of hammered photographs illustrating ritual body scarifications, an elaborate reference to initiation rites practised by many West African tribes.
This was situated alongside a display of eight copper sheets punctured with scarification designs, Secret Societies, recalling the industrial past of the copper mining region of Katanga in the DR Congo.
These elements are great temperature changes, fire, frequent freezing and melting, being eaten by animals and passing through their digestion system and in seed technology, mechanical or chemical scarification.
Early evidence of African scarification can be seen in rock art dating back beyond 4000 BC, and the practice became widespread in Benin during the 18th century, when intertribal conflict increased.
Derrida is again invoked in the second stage of his argument, which is to claim that writing is a notion that extends far beyond limited western conceptions to encompass `texts' incorporated into coded objects of a ritual kind: carvings, sculptures, masks, scarification, etc.
In Scarifications (1973) she confronted the Vietnam War and wrote with a newfound romanticism about a journey to Africa.