The Second Body – Daisy Hildyard

“I [want] to find out what the human animal has become – how we see our bodies, now, when we are all over the place. You are stuck in your body right here, but in a technical way you could be said to be in India and Iraq, you are in the sky causing storms, and you are in the sea herding whales towards the beach. You probably don’t feel your body in those places: it is as if you have two distinct bodies. You have an individual body in which you exist, eat, sleep and go about your day-to-day life. You also have a second body which has an impact on foreign countries and on whales.” – Daisy Hildyard

Hildyard’s idea is not merely an idea, but is as real as real can be. Not only is this concept criminally underrated, it is also beautiful, dark and thought-provoking all at the same time. The current pandemic has accentuated the global interconnectedness that almost naturally slips from our consciousness. “The Second Body” is only going to be more and more relevant ahead…

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