PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE
Following are some of the fundamental practices and groundwork for Amelia's artwork and teaching. They are methods and lenses for shaping multidisciplinary artwork that serves not only the creative process, but offers techniques and tools for living a better life through artistry and awareness:
1. Scores: structured sequences of embodiement, language, sculptural arrangements, and sound. Using logic and poetics to devise a notation system that structures containers and frameworks for participation.
2. Body-Mind Practices: Exploring a range of body-mind practices through experiential learning that help to root the individual’s work in the body and expand their movement and vocal vocabulary.
3. The Six Viewpoint Theory and Practice: A framework for developing awareness of our perceptual abilities: Space, Shape, Time, Emotion, Movement, and Story. As first articulated by Mary Overlie.
4. Improvisation: The practice of listening, observing, memory, impulse and endurance.
5. Stream-of-Conciousness: Learning to release the mind’s censors and strengthen the awareness of impulse with automatic, stream of conscious or continuous writing, drawing, voice, and movement.
6. Material Sensability: Acknowledging and activating the environment, site, materials, objects and sensory stimuli as contributions to the creative process and context.
7. Performance Presence: Working individually, one-on-one and in collaborations to develop time-based work, rehearsing, revisiting, reinventing, reasserting.
8. Integration: Reflection and tailored exercises that help empower the student/artist, connect the practice to life goals, and situate the practice within a larger picture.