weave & twine


Everyday body-movements and actions are decisive forces in space-making, handling demarcations, thresholds and openings. However, there is more to architectonic space-time than encounters with everyday performance. To create and to experience architectonic space, you have to operate as well with excess’s of the everyday, to execute a kind of dancerly body-space exchanges. Considering dancing movement, thought, you go beyond what architecture normally deals with in relation to the body; but dance still opens for a potentially productive contradiction or conversion: Dance works with the conscious body, but works less consciously with spatial configurations. Architecture consciously articulates space, but with a more unconscious access to movement-feeling and articulation.

Poul Valery argues in ‘Philosophy of dance’ that dance is a physical discipline constantly engaged with the pedestrian. He provides a model of dance both grounded in the actualities of the everyday body, but also operating as an alternative born of excess, accommodating the potential for new categories of movement. Body_space_interface engages kin-aesthetic imagination and ‘know-how’ to search and shape interchanges of everyday and dancerly moves, excessive or displaced. Viewed as a continuity of motion across disparate bodies and objects, the projects seek to handle these crossings (chiasms?) as interchangeable variables within a larger ‘choreographic’ movement – with everyday movement as outset, but handled along with transformations and deformations to create dancerly driving forces.

tectonic agency