In my current arts-based research practice ‘Spatial Affinities’ I am exploring the use of relational aesthetics, hermeneutics, and dialogical art within spatial representations. I am interested in the essence of Space/Place and our emotional and behavioural responses to it, both within the individual and collective context. I am particularly drawn to the idea of conversations forming their own spaces, atmospheres or ambience and how mental imagery can emerge and linger through these interactions.
This strand of practice involves talking with individuals one-to-one to then form a physical and sensory environment, partially revealing elements of the discussion. The conversation itself is not shared with the audience, with layers of meaning and context both added and lost through the representational process.