Sam’s work researches, creates and reflects on the concept of what they refer to as ‘choreographic objects’.
A ‘choreographic object’ is any work Sam creates that has, through the process of making or in the way it looks, a relationship to the body and movement. These works have included animation, analogue and digital film, paintings and crafted objects, such as 3D printed forms. These objects are created through movement and rhythm, whether in the form of still images lifted from film footage of Sam’s live art or in the dynamic, repetitive gestures of their mark making.
Referencing space, time, rhythm, repetition and direction, the objects then go on to inform choreography, as well as to document it. They are reliant on visual empathy on the part of the perceiver to interpret and respond to the works through and with the body.
As a neurodivergent artist with sensory processing differences, these objects allow Sam to work in non-verbal ways that begin and end in movement and embodied interactions without recourse to traditionally privileged verbal and written forms of communication.