A MORPHING BLUEPRINT
Is it not striking that in the midst of flowing movement forms arise, not through the differentiation in substance, but simply through the interplay of currents and their forces?– Theodor Schwenk
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE BEING OF WATER
// CONNECTING WITH THE INNER SEA
The element and theme of water never ceases to fascinate me; as woman, as visual artist, as dancer and movement artist and, equally, therapist, my fascination for its being and its beauty, the beauty of its movement never lessens or stops. On a very personal and intimate level, this year, due to an accident and surgery, I re-connected with this element in a new and – maybe more – profound way.
For the healing process, as I experience it, it’s been essential to connect to and work with breath [air] and the fluidity within the body, to open space, bring back energy and mobility to this part of my own body. This experience sent me on a new, quite intimate journey in relation to this element.
The ocean inspires me as the powerful environment it is and, equally, as a space where everything is in a constant flow and flux, be/coming, fading, eroding, transforming, an interplay and eternal dance of the elements, moulding and shaping space, nothing ever stagnant. It’s a space in which different dimensions and layers of time co-exist.
What is equally fascinating for me is that the flow of water shapes everything.
In nature and equally within our body.
If we somehow believe that there’s a core life force, a (possibly intelligent) power that permeates and connects all of life, then one could say, water is the element that represents this aspect of life in a in a more physical way. It’s the element that connects everything.
THE OCEAN AND THE INNER SEA
LIFE IN FLUX
we are moving water brought to land.
The core of human life is the inner sea that shapes us.
Moving in timeless rhythm like an endless prayer to life, the inner movement of the body is possibly unaware that it is on Earth. All of the interior movements are aquatic, true to their watery mother.Emily Conrad
When I speak of fluidity, I am also referring to the idea that what we call “body” is a profound orchestration of many qualities and textures of movement – interpenetrating tones of fertile play waiting to be incubated.
What I see as “body” is the movement of creative flux, waves of fertility. The cosmic play that we carry into this atmosphere still intrinsically pulsates.
We can be seen as a fluid unfolding of an innate intelligence.
The human body has been spiralled from the vortical tendency of living water, an extension of the primordial ocean, appearing separate but maintaining constant resonance. We are in perpetual rapport with all fluid systems, functioning as an undivided whole.– Emily Conrad