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The Second Body

The Second Body
Library Shelf Location 35.PHIL
Publication Date 2017
Description

SELECTED FOR BALTIC LIBRARY TO COMPLIMENT THE HEATHER PHILLIPSON EXHIBITION (Oct 2018 – Mar 2019)

Every living thing has two bodies. To be an animal is to be in possession of a physical body, a body which can eat, drink and sleep; it is also to be embedded in a worldwide network of ecosystems. When every human body has an uncanny global presence, how do we live with ourselves? In this timely and elegant essay, Daisy Hildyard captures the second body by exploring how the human is a part of animal life. She meets Richard, a butcher in Yorkshire, and sees pigs turned into boiled ham; and Gina, an environmental criminologist, who tells her about leopards and silver foxes kept as pets in luxury apartments. She speaks to Luis, a biologist, about the origins of life; and talks to Nadezhda about fungi in an effort to understand how we define animal life. Eventually, her second body comes to visit her first body when the river flooded her home last year. The Second Body is a brilliantly lucid account of the dissolving boundaries between all life on earth.

ISBN 9781910695470
Quantity 1
Pages 128p; 11.4 x 0.6 x 19 cm
Author Daisy Hildyard
Format Paperback
Publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions, London
Category Non-art books relating to BALTIC exhibitions
Related Event Heather Phillipson: The Age of Love (19 October 2018 – 31 March 2019)
Language English

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