As part of the explorations that I developed in the context of the MFA Creative Practice at Trinity Laban, Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance, ‘on skin’ emerged as a need to delve into the borders, the touch and the surface. It has started from the idea of the ‘open body’ evolving to the relationship between the skin and the world. Through this process I have considered the touch as a way of connecting both dimensions (skin/world), taking into consideration the textures as a tool for the articulation of movement.
I have been practicing with the idea of ‘permeability’, letting the world enter through the pores. This exchange has not only informed me about the context/environment, but has also modified me through dynamic relationalities.
Presence and the present are relevant aspects; a continuous arriving at the movement/body in-between the contained and scattered.
“It borders my experience and permeates my existence in a way that is uniquely tactile and involving – disclosing me to myself even as I reach out to the world.” (Jennifer-Lynn Crawford, 2010)
Victoria Malin / Adam Moore / Kirsty Alexander / Independent Dance / Siobhan Davies Dance Studios