If Movement was an Object
If movement was an object.
If a movement¹ was [is] an object²
what would [does] [will] it look like?
¹ incident, activity, rhythm, idea, ethereal.
²artefact, archive, record, document, solid, ever-present.
Claire’s practice often playfully challenges systems and hierarchy, bringing forward basic functions of ‘being human’ that we can all relate to. During her residency at St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, Claire worked closely with members of staff, recording repetitive actions that have been learnt from someone else, that are repeated every day, and in some way connect them physically and mentally to St Fagans. Her research and meticulously, almost ridiculously, archived movements have spanned in such a way from her time spent with archivists and curators. The fragments of movements that have been collected, just like the historic buildings, have be transplanted to a new space, as she collaborates with Expressions Dance Company, ready to be reconstructed. But can movement be archived, how present are we, can movement become objectified?