Move Me is an ever evolving survey designed to prompt people to think more deeply about their bodies in terms of movement choices, habits and patterns. Created, curated and edited by Rachel Johnston, a yoga teacher and artist living and working in Amsterdam, the project It is about commonality; The one thing we all have in common is that we have to move to live.
Our most basic movement choices can mould us, literally. It is through choices of movement and the cellular loads created that our bodies become our autobiography. These choices and imperatives also demonstrate the connection between our appearance and our habits of mind, express our values and our politics, bond us with friends/family and function as our armor or disguise.
Human beings are not built to float. They need an earthly anchor of meaning and care so they don't get lost in confusion. This survey, with your help, is my contribution to that anchor of meaning. The information gathered is being used on an ongoing blog and as part of an art project, both aim to express a riot of opinion and give a snapshot of the complexity of modern movement decisions with cultural influences: an ethnography of individual emotion; a portrait of the human body today revealing impulses that influence our daily ritual of being.
Anyone who has a body is invited to take part!