Personal physical limitations arising throughout the past few years have motivated me to notice and attend to my body’s needs within my artistic practice. My goal for Relational Movement: Body and Object was to create a spatially defining structure to frame my explorative movements. A smaller wooden frame supports my learning of what gestures feel positive for my body to articulate and what gestures I am capable of. The muted colour palette and high contrast lighting decreased stimulus enabling me to focus on my non-visual senses.
Frames: unfinished 2×1 wood, metal braces, metal fasteners, 6’ x 6’ x 7’ and 2’ x 3’ x 3’
Audio: original song, ‘Growing Pains,’ by Kim Holmes
I asked body-based questions and allowed the answers to come through slow motions and trial-and-error. How does my body respond when I share the space with another object? What instincts arise? Can I fit inside this wooden frame? What can my arms, legs, head, and torso do within and around this frame? How does each movement feel: do I want to do it again, or not?