As a way to begin processing what our research might look like, how we are supposed to write about it, and gather our broad thoughts, my dance seminar class was asked to chart a topic of interest that has “heat” in it—something that we are thinking about frequently with high curiosity.
For years now, I linger in curiosity over the individual perception of time. How does time perception translate and influence an individual’s life? I am interested in investigating the multiple facets of time, including speed, its relationship to distance, both physically and emotionally, and the way perceptions of time cause change in a person’s mental and physical capacities. I question the reality of what time feels and looks like inside of a person’s inner sphere versus their external time experience, specifically relating to the connection between grief and the passage of time.
I’m inspired by William Forsythe’s NOWHERE AND EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME, NO. 2. The following video if from Forsythe’s installation of the piece in Folkwang Museum in Essen, Germany from 2013.
I really enjoy his use of the gallery space and the interactive challenge caused from navigating the pendulums. When observing the individuals in the installation, I love seeing how their movements’ speeds are so contrary to the steady rhythm of the swaying pendulums. The individuals must speed up and slow down, using actions of dodging, leaning, stopping, pausing, darting, to name a few…