Emma Wilson, Body Dreaming, 2022, live performance event, The Caboolture Hub at The Anywhere Festival, 45 minutes. Photography (1,3) by Harrison Schulz, Hazzadox Creative and (2) by Katie Bennett, Embellysh Photography
Body Dreaming is an installation performance.
Through this work I am interested in revealing the irreducible, nebulous and fragmented nature of human attention.
In Body Dreaming a team of collaborators use live performance – improvised movement and speech-, graphic recording, videoing and GIF making to make visible the perpetual movement of thought and sensation, and the arbitrariness of inner life.
Body Dreaming has developed out of my performance practice which considers the body as an archive, an instrument of perception and a site of generative and speculative futures.
Can my feet, back or underarms be curious, hold memories, imagine futures?
Body Dreaming is a small act of resistance. I want to create a rupture in the normal curation of which thoughts we say out loud and which thoughts we keep silent.
Performers work to unveil the thoughts that sit just below normally spoken words, creating a space for audiences to observe.
I hope this work allows you to tune into your own thoughts, observations and bodily felt sensations.
Video by Charlie Hillhouse, with added performance documentation by Hazzadox Creative.
Details of graphic recording by Rachel Apelt from the Body Dreaming creative development, working at Caboolture Hub’s Vault space.
Emma Wilson, Body Dreaming, 2022, live performance event, The Caboolture Hub at The Anywhere Festival, 45 minutes. Photography (1,3) by Katie Bennett, Embellysh Photography and (2) by Harrison Schulz, Hazzadox Creative
Emma Wilson, Body Dreaming, 2022, .gifs created during live performance event, The Caboolture Hub at The Anywhere Festival, 45 minutes
.gifs are accessed by audiences via a QR code.
Body Dreaming is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Moreton Bay Regional Council RADF (Regional Arts Development Fund). The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.