somascape

A performative drawing created by the movements of three dancers on a floor laid of wet paperclay 

drawing, installation, performance

2016

bisque-fired paperclay

with the participation of Paul Walker, Angela Hamilton and Gideon Peyten-Griffiths

Photos: Document Photography

The result of an hour-long performance by a trio of dancers, two of whom performed eyes closed throughout. A fluid, organic process was followed exploring what it is to have a body and to move. This was part of an ongoing post-graduate enquiry into movement of humans and plants in choreographed spaces. Choices were made about the number of participants and the scale of the performance area and movement methodologies in preparation for the performance. However, no score was notated or duration devised, allowing a natural expressive arc to occur, at times intimate, combative and surreally intuitive.

© 2019 by Emily McGregor

All images Emily McGregor unless otherwise stated