A passionate monologue and view on “interconnectivity”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLgTUV0XWI&feature=player_embeddedEve Ensler: Suddenly, my body
As the French philosopher Merleau-Ponty points out: “being is always being a body in the world”. Replacing the concept of reason or consciousness with perception, he states that we understand and perceive the world through our body: I perceive, therefore I am and I need a body to do this. And so, neither experience nor knowledge are ‘out there’ but rather, as emerging out of the inextricability of the body and it’s spatiality: “Our own body is in the world as the heart is in the organism: it keeps the visible spectacle constantly alive, it breathes life into it and sustains it inwardly, and with it forms a system” (Merleau-Ponty, 1962).