As a unifying concept; that which gives the impression of being alive.
A puppet gives this when performed proficiently with technicality and skill.
An object can give this when referred to in a certain way.
A mechanism can have this when there are sufficient indications given through design, movement engineering, rhythm and form, so as to inspire an empathetic physical feeling/response in the viewer.
The notion of livingness draws together many strands of my creative research.
In my drawing this is suggested towards by a feeling of recognition within the composition, once this has happened now it is time to stop.
Livingnesses are hard to place, to define and/or to frame.
Floating bodies maintain this due to the physical inspiration/stimulus from and through the fluid they are within.
We are such a floating body.