“Reclaiming the Body: the Bodybased Arts as Center of the New Village”

I’ve tried before to write down my view on rewilding our bodies, and my own journey there, but I’ve never felt very satisfied about it. I’d much rather show you — hence why every week we do SHIFT at local wildspaces and so on. But author Nala Walla has really articulated some vital perspectives on this reclaiming of the body in her article “Reclaiming the Body: the Bodybased Arts as Center of the New Village”.

So thank you to Nala!

I cannot overstress the importance of bringing one’s own animism, one’s own rewildedness, home to the body. It makes it all real. I don’t find any use in the notion of the “mind-body” split. Mind? Body? What?

We live. We breathe. We feel. We move. Together, in family.

Written by Willem