The way we remember space is active and transformative. We re-organise and re-imagine the space, creating our own coherent and legible environments, even if the physical space does not have enough cues to support this process.
Movement in space affects the morphology of the mental representation. The more we move in the space, the more we understand the space as a coherent whole rather than a collection of connected or disconnected physical elements. Certainly, it helps us navigate the space better, but it also creates a foundation for a more active engagement with the space which can be seen as a form of appropriation or an alternative way of production of space.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Makayla Ferrick received her MFA in Choreography from UNCG in 2020. She was awarded The Outstanding Graduate Assistant award in 2020. Her choreographic practice and teaching practice are informed by two somatic practices: Ideokinesis and Kinetic Awareness®. Makayla is currently studying under Dr. Jill Green and pursuing her certification in Kinetic Awareness®. She is teaching and working administratively for The New Hampshire Academy of Performing Arts. Makayla is looking forward to working with Genna Stott and eager to observe and create work from the manifestations of the lived space while building her tiny house on wheels.
Genna Stott is a current UNCG junior pursuing a BFA in Dance Choreography and Performance as well as a BA in Communications Studies. Genna has worked with several UNCG MFA students in the dance department including Makayla Ferrick. She participated in Ferrick’s Thesis as a dancer and collaborator and is excited to join her in this project. Genna has been creating dance and visual art even for years and recently has been dedicated to understanding body aesthetics and their relationship to each other in space. She is excited to switch the narrative and join Ferrick to observe ideas of space as the art.