‘Movement is both a primal force and a nuanced expression of the inexpressible’
On a subatomic level nothing separates us from the environment in which we exist, we are ‘a part’ of all that surrounds us. More often than not though the physicality and solidity of objects and forms deceive us in to thinking we are separate to that which is external to us. My body, your body, that tree, the sky…
The notion that separation is an illusion can be a difficult one to grasp; especially when what we perceive with our eyes so convincingly seduces us.
Moving in to our bodies and feeling on a more subtle level can be one way of becoming aware of ourselves as existing beyond the parameters of our flesh. The feeling of being ‘one’ with nature, the sensation of merging when making love, the intuitive connections we sometimes feel with one-another offer means to begin to break down and expand our perceptions.
Movement is a primal force in us, at times expressed through dance. Tribal cultures the world over use dance as a means of ritual and communion. When we move our bodies in relation to sound, to the elements, to other we expand ourselves to incorporate more than ourselves and in doing so can become sound, air, bird, fire, other.
As this work has developed my study has moved more in to the realm of the transperson- al. Where is the dancer in the dance, what is the dancer in the dance? Utilising a slower shutter speed on the camera the boundaries of the human form begin to blur becoming less distinguishable and defined. The form begins to occupy space both here and simul- taneously there. The figure appears to morph taking on strange and undefined qualities questioning the solidity of our perceptions.