Becoming space

Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Istanbul

The experience of becoming space through body movements…

According to Merleau-Ponty, the perception of the body influences what is perceived by the mind. Bodily experience creates a bridge between body and mind, subject and object.

Therefore, how can one intend to become a surface, or a space? For creating and understanding experience of reality in different modes of perception, can a human become a space or a building through interfering with genius loci of the topography? In relation to phenomenology, one can create the potential of space through mimicking the change from the nature into a man-made building. By spinning around one’s body, the surface or the soil can be eroded. When a body spins, it creates traces on the surface and the surface slightly emits these traces; later becoming into a building. Therefore, body movements are all about understanding this transformation process.

I would like to thank Arzu Ku?aslan for her modelling.