Movement Lab

Fall 2022

We're excited to welcome you back for the Fall 2022 semester!

Our artists in residence have been working over the summer on a variety of projects: Collin Kelly and Alex Giroux will be hosting a MeMoSa of their performance therapy, as well as a workshop diving into their compositional methods. MaryAnn Talavera and Reese Antoinette are working on ORIXA, and Norah Zuniga Shaw is bringing OASIS to our space. You can also come experience Gender in the Archive, a collaboration between the lab and the Barnard Archives. 

Our semester’s offerings also include Pop-Ups, Classes, and our weekly Stillness Lab.

Check out our Upcoming Events, all of which are free and open to the public.

Come experience the lab :)

A group of people in front of a projection
Photo by Noa Rui-Piin Weiss
New Programming

Spring 2022

We look forward to welcoming you back in the lab in February 2022!

What are we up to this semester? We’re presenting a variety of student works, from Screendance Films to a Poetry Open Mic to Student Artist in Residence showings by Sophia Fung, Madison O'Halloran, Campbell Ives, Gioia Von Staden, and Rae Su. Come catch performances from Artist in Residence Collin Kelly and Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Noa Rui-Piin Weiss. And, continuing with our new installation format, we’re presenting the Cite Black Barnard Faculty initiative, as well as the Moving Body Moving Image Festival.

Our semester’s offerings also include Pop-Ups, Classes, and our weekly Stillness Lab.

Check out our Upcoming Events, all of which are free and open to the public.

We look forward to engaging with you!

Three people leaning to the right on a bench lying on top of each other under colorful lights
Photo courtesy of Evangelina Kynigopoulou

Spring 2021

With many guest collaborators, continued work with our Artists-in-Residence and Student Artists-in-Residence, our team is grateful to continue growing and exploring together with a focus on seeking out moments of JOY, wherever and whenever we can find them, to survive these challenging times.

Virtual Lab:
Our Virtual Lab will continue with a curated list of resources, prompts for creative inspiration, and artist features & interviews.  

Spring 2021 Programming:
We are very excited to offer a new semester full of Workshops and MeMoSa's (Media Movement Salons). Check out our Upcoming Events and join our multitude of collaborators who are helping us on our mission of seeking joy this Spring, including Laraaji, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and Sydnie Mosley. 

Allison Costa dancing in the Movement Lab with colorful visualizations animated with the help of Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers' "Trope".
From Allison Costa's creative research project. Visualizations created with the help of Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers' "Trope".

We continue to stand for equity as we continue to be a safe space for all. Black lives matter. 

We are offering this film from our 2018 Moving Body - Moving Image Festival which looked at the depiction of the Brown Body on Screen and speaks to our current time:

We have work to do! 
In unity


Resources we feel strongly about:

Resource List from the Barnard Center for Research on Women 
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB)
Resmaa Menakem -- "Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence" interview with On Being
Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List

Immersive Projection

Guy de Lancey, the Movement Lab's studio manager, designer, and technologist oversaw the installation of two large projectors calibrated to cover the wall on the east side of the lab. The projection spans about 30 feet of the 50 foot wall. Another smaller projector projects onto the south side wall. Two more projectors are installed into the ceiling, pointing downward to cover the floor area. All five projectors can be linked together to project a single image in series or separate images, and are connectable through an HDMI cord to any computer. So, if you'd like to experience the full-screen projection and have a project in mind, contact the Movement Lab!

You can submit a booking request, and email with any questions. We can't wait to see what kinds of projects you produce!