Movement Lab

New Programming

Fall 2021

Working with a new hybrid programming model, we look forward to connecting with you both online and in-person this Fall!

Acknowledging the importance of engaging and connecting at your own pace, the Movement Lab is introducing week-long Installations as a new feature in our programming! Our Fall 2021 Installation artists are: Allison Costa, LaJuné McMillian, Kate Laudenhiem x The RAD Lab, and a student-work feature! And we welcome to our team Noa Rui-Piin Weiss as Post-Bacc Fellow and Artists-in-Residence Allison Costa and Nona Hendryx.

Our semester's offerings also include ClassesWorkshopsMeMoSa's (Media Movement Salons), our weekly Stillness Lab, and our Virtual Lab.

Check out our Upcoming Events, all of which are free and open to the public. 
We look forward to engaging with you! 

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3 dancers standing on a purple lit stage with an installation of large, abstract wings made out of mirrors
From "Babyface" by Kate Laudenhiem x The RAD Lab, whose Installation and MeMoSa is in November. Photograph courtesy of the artists.

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. 

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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

Babology

Babology uses curiosity and mystery to investigate instinct, interaction, and wonder by integrating children’s imaginations with the Movement Lab’s technology. Guy de Lancey, the Lab's studio manager, designer, and technologist, following Fernand Deligny’s ideas around the ‘Mapping of Wander Lines’, leads the Lab’s creative team in constructing new worlds with projection, kinect motion capture and audio for toddlers and their parents to engage with. 

Special thanks to Melanie Hibbert, Director of Sloat Media Center and IMATS, for inviting her daughter’s class from Rita Gold’s Early Childhood Center of Teachers College, Columbia University. The kids took to the space, interacting with projected representations of themselves on the walls, chasing a giant floor “squid,” and finding rest under blue spotlights near the Lab's perimeter. In its essence, Babology is about marvel, the unknown, about how 'children accomplish the renewal of existence in a hundred unfailing ways', and suspending moments of wonder for people of all ages.

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 movement@barnard.edu with any questions. We can't wait to see what kinds of projects you produce!

 

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