ALL WE ARE IS A RESULT OF SOMETHING THAT COMES FROM OUTSIDE. WHETHER THROUGH EVOLUTION AND GENES OR THROUGH EXPERIENCES GATHERED AND CONSEQUENCES OF OUR INTERACTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. OBSERVING THE WORLD CAN PROVIDE A GROUND FOR UNDERSTANDING THE CONDITIONS FOR ONE’S OWN ROLE IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS. SEEING THEMSELVES IN RELATION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO ACT AS.

THERE IS ALSO A UTOPIA MADE FOR ERASING BODIES. THIS UTOPIA IS THE LAND OF THE DEAD, THOSE GRAND UTOPIAN CITIES THAT THE EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION LEFT BEHIND. WHAT IS A MUMMY AFTER ALL? WELL, A MUMMY IS THE UTOPIA OF THE BODY NEGATED AND TRANSFIGURED. THE MUMMY IS THE GRATE UTOPIAN BODY THAT PERSISTS ACROSS TIME. THERE WERE ALSO THE GOLDEN MASKS THAT THE MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATION PLACED OVER THE FACES OF DEFUNCT KINGS: UTOPIA OF THEIR BODIES, GLORIOUS, POWERFUL AND SOLAR, OF A TERROR DISARMED. THERE HAVE BEEN PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, TOMBS, THOSE RECLINING STATUES THAT, SINCE THE MIDDLE AGES, PROLONGED IN IMMOBILITY A YOUTH THAT CAN NO LONGER PASS AWAY. NOWADAYS THERE ARE THOSE SIMPLE MARBLE CUBES, BODIES GEOMETRICIZED IN STONE, REGULAR FIGURES OF WHITE ON THE GREAT BLACKBOARD OF CEMETERIES. AND IN THIS UTOPIAN CITY OF THE DEAD, SUDDENLY MY BODY BECOMES SOLID LIKE A THING, ETERNAL LIKE A GOD.