seah's personal life has been of a nomadic nature since birth. Born in a the rural village of Dampfach, Germany to a German father and an American mother of Italian/Spanish/Indigenous descent, seah's earliest memories are of of the light and shadow shifting patterns of sunflowers above her head in the fields beyond the family farm. Multilingual and spacial impressions of a roving existence have left traces throughout seah's adult life.
It is from these traces that seah's work, which encompasses visual art, movement expression, and philosophical discourse, comes into being. Trained in Butoh, Body Weather, and Noguchi Gymnastics for nearly two decades, seah's interactions with the immediate environment are underscored by the somatic sensitivity cultivated from these practices. Using worn microphones, cameras, other new media technologies, and the body as an apparatus, seah's performative interactions with landscapes are captured in ways that de-center the human body as subject.
For the second half of 2018, seah will be tracing a river as it flows northward through the city of Oulu and into the Baltic Sea. During these 6 months, seah's focus will be capturing the ebb and flow of rhythms, while ruminating on Henri LeFebvre's Rhythmanalysis, as the landscape shifts from the "land of the midnight sun" to the darkest depths of Arctic winter.
From August 2019 - August 2020, seah will be cycling along the Danube River, working in her particular way while considering "The River as Archive", with writings from Derrida, Nietzche, and New Materialist/Posthumanist discourse.This project is a collaboration with Danish philosopher, Frederik-Emil Friis Jakobsen, and is partially funded by The Bridge Guard Residency in Štúrovo, Slovakia.