The Body




The Body -seat


‘The Body’ encourages a person to find their choice of sitting by discarding learned cultural norms. Trusting in their own touch in order to create the most individual way of sitting. The structure of ‘The Body’ is made from canvas and rice allowing it to be formed into reconfigurable rigid structures.

The structure is made from a single 6 meters long rice filled piece of fabric. The nature of the structure combined with the behavior of the rice makes it possible to bend into various different configurations and forms. “I find the beauty of this product being when the simple form turns into various complicated configurations as a result of human interaction.” ”It is the friction created by the rice combined with the fabric enables the structure to become extremely rigid when bent but at the same time embody the comforting features of a cushion. 

Picture Credit and Cinematography: Aava Anttinen

Performer and Dancer Heather McCalden 

Special thanks to Parsha Gerayesh