Thanks to “Supressed Histories Archives”, Max Dashu, I have been said to be, along with other women artists using the body in their work, as an essentialist. According to Luce Irigaray, nature as a primary function has a good chance of becoming culture once again and might be useful as a strategy. I’m quite sure that nature precedes culture as body perception precedes language. This fact may not yet be symbolically represented as culture but should not be underestimated.

Suzanne Santoro, 2009