PhD Thesis: The Ecological Body ~ extracts
Point, Line and Angle
Aspects of ecological perception offer a perceptual explanation for the significance of studying point, line and angle through movement. Not only does this encourage movers to engage with their own patterns of movement in a fresh way, relatively free from judgement, it also connects them directly to the pattern of other surfaces and substances in the environment. An awareness of point, line and angle through the senses in movement offers new perceptions of familiar objects and environments as a part of ever-changing patterns, which tangibly alter according to one’s own position. Momentarily released from the habit verbal labels, there is a glimpse of an unnamed underlying geometry of surfaces, particularly at the borders where substances and mediums meet. This jolts our habit and permits new and often unpredictable pathways of connection through the world.
The extraordinary lunar landscape of the Burren provided the group with stoney lines in the rocks, angles and ‘points’. An ‘eccentric’ could be a ‘point’ in relation to the other rocks, a small wild flower amongst all that rock could be a point, or a figure in the landscape could be a point, depending on the perceptual preference in proportions at any given time.