Hypomochlion (Greek: hypomóchlion) standsfor pivot point and is described in mechanicsas a fixed point around which a solid body can rotate under the action of forces. If you look at a body in a threedimensional space, the direction of a rotary movement can be indicated by an axis of rotation. By specifying a pivot point, the movement is restricted to rotations whose axes of rotation run through this point. The hypomochlion is an abutment on which tendons or muscles change their direction and thus acts as a deflection and support point through which the direction of the muscle pull can be changed.
In a broader sense, the pubic symphysis can be viewed as a hypomochlion. During birth, the child turns around the birth canal and changes its direction. The term refers to a practice of dance and focuses on the continuous creation of forms with the human body with the precise use of strength, flexibility, tension, rhythm, direction, form, stability, mobility and balance as well as adaptation to the conditions the respective environment. The work deals, among other things, with the conscious perception of one’s own body and how this can, for example, distort the subjective experience of time and inner distance. It
is about an interplay of experiencing reality and performing fiction, which lies in the nature of dance: This promotes the dialogue between the experiencing self, which is shaped by physical experience, and the narrative self, which is often strongly shaped by our visual faculties.