Inspired by the somatic body in relation to outdoor landscapes, my artistic process is founded in improvisation, embedded with embodiment practices and fluidity of time. It is therefore intentionally absent of counts, relying on the intelligent collective impulses of the performers. So, as a collaborator for “Runescores,” which asks the artist to create a dance within a tight measurability of time, I found myself in a new creative place I hadn’t felt in years.
And I also felt stuck.
How could I fully express my discoveries within the confines of these segments of action and pauses?
With the flexibility of video editing, new questions emerged:
What is the relativity of a pause, how does it reflect movement or should it?
What does it mean to heed the meaning of words or “runes” verses following impulses nurtured by the body in an environment?
And what actions are possible in a 1 second time frame?
What I found was an exciting exploration of the range of the body, of language in a particular site and the meaning of time.