Ecologies of Construction: A Site-Adaptive Performance Process

By Candice Salyers.

Published by The International Journal of the Constructed Environment

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The intentional creation of spaces, structures, and movement rely upon both imaginative processes and physical materials. Through autoethnographic and philosophical consideration of a site-adaptive performance process, this practice-based research explores the construction of human choreographed movement, how it impacts and is impacted by architectural and landscape spaces that it inhabits, and how the meeting and temporary merging of these elements can have aesthetic and ethical implications for human “belonging” in various environments.

Keywords: Site-Adaptive Choreographic/Performance Process, Dynamic Ecologies, Living/Constructed Environments

The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.243-252. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.113MB).

Candice Salyers

Choreographer/Performer, Ph.D. candidate, Texas Woman’s University, Northampton, USA

Candice Salyers is a choreographer and performer who creates intimate interactions with audiences, landscapes, and architectural spaces. As a solo performer, she creates kinetic installation pieces that juxtapose slow-moving body transformations with visual environments, both “natural” and constructed. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at Texas Woman’s University where her research focuses on Environmental Philosophy and Dance. Recent publications include articles in Tanz, Bewegung, und Spiritualität (Henschel Verlag 2009) and “Proceedings from Sustainability, Ecology, and the Moving Body Conference” (Northumbria University, UK).