Movement / Concept Art

I had an idea - to capture movement.

Suzanne K. Langer, in her theory of expressive form, describes movement (dance) as an apparition. She confidently inclines that:

"Movement (dance) is an appearance; if you like, an apparition... ...In watching a movement (dance) you do not see what is before you - people running around or twisting their bodies; what you see is a display of interacting forces, by which the movement seems to be lifted, driven, drawn, closed or attenuated, whether it be solo or choric... ... One human body may put the whole play of mysterious powers before you. But these powers, these forces that seem to operate in the dance, are not physical forces of the dancer's muscles, which actually cause the movements taking place... ...created for our perception and they exist only for it."

"Anything exists only for perception, and plays no ordinary, passive part in nature as common objects do, is a virtual entity. It is not unreal; it is a virtual image."

"A rainbow is a virtual object. It seems to stand on the earth or in the clouds, but it really 'stands' nowhere; it is only visible not tangible. Yet it is a real rainbow... Dynamic Image."

"The physical realities are given: place, gravity, body, muscular strength, muscular control, and secondary assets such as light, sound, or things. All these are actual. But in movement (dance) they disappear - the more perfect the movement (dance), the less we see its actualities."

"What we see, hear and feel are the virtual realities, the moving forces of the dance, the apparent centers of power and their emanations, their conflicts and resolutions, life and decline, their rhythmic life. They are the elements of the created apparition, and are themselves not physically give, but artistically created."

Cephas AzariahComment