FOUND MOVEMENT IN FOUND SPACE
Dance as art and choreology are the foundation of my current practice, looking at the relationship between personal movement style and visual aesthetic as the remnants of an artist left in their work.
Starting with structured improvisation or site-specific dance, I build collaged film works using digital manipulation techniques to adjust speed and composition. Along with this, I create digital collage works featuring small figures dancing or interacting with their environment in an isolated and curated space. These drawn figures are built off references of actual movements or used as references to create movements as a circular creative process.
Exploring this topic through these methods is my way of combining my dance training with my art and creating a way of exploring physicality and gesture. I aim to create a distance between audience and performer and separate their contexts. For this it is important for the dancer or figure to have a full presence and focus on their task as their only motivation. Leaving the audience with unanswerable questions is part of the intent of my work as I create self-contained environments.
Contemporary dance and art should walk hand in hand in a widely accessible and intriguing way to bring more movement to traditional art spaces.
Mapping, 2022 vimeo.com/755115991
Replicate and Replace, 2022 vimeo.com/755403107