"The long body is a Native American term which refers to the individual body plus the life support systems around it. It is a much bigger conception of the human body than we have in western culture, and considers the body continuous with the larger environment. The perception of our bodies as isolated units is dangerous because it doesn’t take into consideration that organisms live in context. We co-evolve with our habitats over many millions of years. We think we have nervous systems to regulate our bodies- and we do- however the nervous system has other functions- for humans in particular - it's purpose is to learn habitat and our social environment too."
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messages in our environment that influence the way we move through the space.
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What was the last horizon you saw?
A reminder to look away from what you see most often to something as far of in the distance as you can as many times as you remember throughout the day.
All images by Rachel Johnston
Photographs of spaces, places and things worn by repetitive human movement.
It's so easy to grasp what's happening here with the objects, surfaces and places being shaped by repetitive human movement. But perhaps less obvious to most is the strain of your own body right now under the invisible repetitive immobilizing casts of our own sedentary, movement-outsourcing culture. For example, the same way we 'always' sit or the same way we 'always' get out of bed or the same way we 'always' take the stairs....
Let these images of our shared environment remind you of the repetitive forces shaping your your body through the daily movement choices you make and see if you can prompt a different way of doing things, whenever you remember.