Responding to what is present in the moment, we can draw out imaginative landscapes which are grounded in the details of the body. Through the simultaneous mapping of our interior landscapes in connection with the exterior space, Jessica Lerner invites you to conjure up emotive scenarios and play out surreal connections. We will explore seamlessly shifting between everyday and stylised movement, exploring our sense of weight – its actual and metaphorical presence in the body – in terms of sensations of substance, as well as an awareness of the layers we accumulate and carry through time.
This class would interest those with some confidence in working with their imagination who are from a variety of creative or therapeutic disciplines and a broad range of physical abilities. Those who are interested in the crossover between dance and visual art would identify with my language and those who work with authentic movement.
Jessica Lerner is a visual and movement artist. Originally from London, she has been living in Carmarthenshire, Wales since 2002, where she now has a movement studio.
Her practice focuses on natural choreography, the body and self, drawing and somatic movement. Her pieces can be described as autobiographical improvisations where movement is in conversation with objects, images and location. She has been making and showing work since 1989 within experimental dance venues and galleries.
Jessica has collaborated with film, dance and sound artists. Her work is live performance, installation, film, performance-photography and painting, using movement as a sculptural material which acknowledges her identity and sense of embodied imagination as a woman.