Charlotte Paule, [IN]BODIED [×]
[IN]BODIED positions the interior in relation to the body, suggesting that the interior is activated by the presence of the body and manifests itself through the physical occupation of space. Situated within the context of 2020 and the natural slowing down that has occurred during isolation, this project investigates the natural choreography of the body in our everyday rituals and routines. The project initiates a generative design process through the repetitive and ceremonial sequence of actions we perform daily in our households. Through these everyday routines, the work attempts to extract the performance of our domestic existence.
[IN]BODIED proposes a series of temporary sets within public spaces bounded by the 25km radius of Metropolitan Melbourne. These temporary sets provide a platform for the performance of domestic rituals, publishing and performing our private interiors. The proposed series of sets and their accompanying performances address the shift in the arts industry in a post-COVID landscape.
The project questions how the experience of performance and dance might be integrated into our urban landscape. A series of events over a week have been choreographed and performed, converting public spaces into temporary theatres, activating a fleeting immersive interior. Each set transforms in conjunction to the movement of the dancers, the motion is repetitive and circular as a means to communicate the mundanities of what we have been experiencing. They attempt to shed light, collectively bringing people together while apart and foster a platform for performance. The performances become temporal monuments to 2020.