Luke Murphy | Beach

Movement Response

I was mulling over the question of what the dancer brings to a space. At this current moment in time, following eight weeks of isolation and stasis, I feel my power to affect the space around me is minimal. Rather, on a daily basis, I find myself at the mercy of what the space around me, now all too familiar, dictates and commands. My mood, my outlook, my physical motivation all varying wildly while the space remains constant, confident and dominant. In this improvisation I explored the effect of the space on my instincts and my physical response. As I notice the confidence of my body and its energy to effect space dwindle over the past two months I was interested to witness my body as a vessel or responder to my unknowing and unflinching surroundings. The short film is edited together from 2 hrs of short interludes over two days approaching and leaving the space.