In Pouring : a contact skill to explore (Proximity on-line journal), Jonathan Sinatra discussed a time when it felt like he wasn’t giving his weight fully into his movement. He was talking about moving with people, in Contact Improvisation.
Today he works outside the dance studio, to explore ways to contact with the elements: air, water, earth.
He invited me to document, with a view to animating, his response to the abandoned wasteland around the rail yards of Redfern, Sydney.
Leaning into wind on a shipping container, he ours his weight into the air.
Crawling with bricks on his back, he pours his weight into the earth.
Merging his body with water after rain, he pours his weight into into a pond.
Hoping for a sunny day this Wednesday, to catch some shadows.