The Space Between Place: Immersing the Human Form Within Nature employs environmental dance and photography to explore the interconnected relationships between humans and the Australian natural environment. Through both choreographed and improvised environmental dance, this project explores how such processes, as a form of generating new ecological knowledge and deeper human connections to the body, can more broadly reinforce relationships between humans and the natural environment. Specifically of interest, is how this method can further connect women to a more existential understanding of their own bodies. The medium of photography is used to facilitate the exploration of time and the body’s relationship to space and mortality. Moreover, photography can consolidate the momentary or collective ‘trace’ of the human form on the landscape – embedding the body in the space, yet also obscuring it.
Keywords: Eco-feminism, environmental dance, eco-phenomenology, body, nature, photography, time.
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