A series of overlaid clips explore the process of learning to control the materiality of motion between board and ground from a shaky, tentative start to a more confident sense of ability. Through this documentation I navigate body, skateboard and the undulations of skatable surfaces.
The intra action of filming and using the clips both pedagogically and as the practice is important in exploring the entanglement of bodies and matter.
Focussing on the force of matter in an expanded way I consider the agential contributions of surface, wheels, muscle memory and psychological processes with Barad’s (2012) conception of human and non-human agents. This enables me to reflect on skating as a method for qualitative enquiry into strategies for learning.