body as process
“Technically speaking, our bodies are not
exactly ours. What we call a body is an open-ended experiment, the present result of billions of years of an ongoing universal process that is in constant flux, arranging, re-arranging, and experimenting as new formations come into existence. The continuum of life on land takes place within the galaxy and humans alike.”- Emilie
Conrad (1934 - 2014)
Life on Land, by Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement gave us LIFE at first read.
Without apology, she presented our bodies not only as always in process, but as processes themselves...
not objects to be 'owned', put under duress, like industrial machines or mastered and whipped into submission like 'unruly animals', but as ingenious, live feedback loops of ever-evolving adaptation, loving mutable intelligences connected to cosmic knowing.
Take a read...