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We are providing Prompts to inspire your creative process. Our submissions are ongoing, so you can always respond to whichever prompt inspires you most. Submit your work by email (email@example.com) or by tagging @movementlabbarnard on Instagram. Your response can be whatever form you want -- videos, poetry, artwork, journal entries, etc. The goal of the prompts is to stimulate your creativity and we look forward to seeing the different ways that takes shape!
View the Prompts and people's responses below:
PROMPT: Welcome to Barnard! We'd love to meet you in person, but since we cannot (yet) shake hands, create your own introductory movement and tag us on Instagram @movementlabbarnard so we can get to know you! We will post them all on our website. Here are ours:
PROMPT: Movement Introductions from Barnard Movement Lab on Vimeo.
PROMPT: How do we define, protect, and honor self in digital spaces? How can we use digital tools to re-imagine and deconstruct spaces not built for us?
Images created by Featured Artist LaJuné for their Black Movement Project and to be used as inspiration for pushing the boundaries of visualizing self in digital spaces.
Our final micro-course of the summer is here! Learn about Masks & Storytelling with Spark AR taught by Ashley Jane Lewis. - Masks have a long history of creative expression, protection, disguise, symbolism and storytelling. With their rise of popularity on social media, are the creative masks of our times face filters? With today's technology, the use of face filters becomes both a place for artistic exploration as well as technological concern. To think deeply about this we need to understand how this technology works! - Using a free software called Spark AR as a coding sketchbook, each segment in this series will prompt critical conversations about privacy and explore personal storytelling while teaching participants how to make simple face filters. - https://www.culturehub.org/colab-2020/#colab-2020-module-05
Hello, are you there?
Can you see me?
Can you hear me?
Can you understand what I am saying?
Now that it is harder to understand each other do we pay closer attention?
Can you see me? is an online installation that takes you through a choreography of the face through the simple act of mirroring (https://can-you-see-me.glitch.me/). Can you see me? was created by: NiNi Dongnier, Tiri Kananuruk, Nuntinee Tansrasikul and Mimi Yin
Your own live video feed is superimposed on a pre-recorded video. Each day, the pre-recorded video will change as the choreography develops over the course of the week. See a demo of how it works below.
You can also experiment with mirroring with a friend instead of the pre-recorded video by using this Two-Way Mirror (https://two-way-mirror.glitch.me/).
Record a screen capture of your interaction and send it to us. Or respond to the prompt in some other way that makes sense to you.
How to record your screen: Mac, iOS, Windows, Android
WEEKLY CREATIVE PROMPT from Artist in Residence Mimi Yin ( and @nuumcollective ) • Hello? Hello, are you there? Can you see me? Can you hear me? Can you understand what I’m saying? Now that it’s harder to understand each other, do we pay closer attention? • “Can you see me?” is an online installation that takes you through a choreography of the face through the simple act of mirroring (https://can-you-see-me.glitch.me/). Your own live video will be superimposed on a pre-recorded video & choreography will develop over the course of the next week • Record a screen capture of your interaction OR respond to the prompt in some other way that makes sense to you. Read more at www.movement.barnard.edu/weekly-prompts • #superimposeedit #mirrored #interactivepost #movementlabbarnard #barnardcollege #percision #choreography #facialchoreography @dongnier_nini
Playing with mirroring through audio feedback created from p5 sketch designed by Tiri Kananuruk and Seb Morales.
PROMPT: Making the Virtual Visceral: How do we make what we see, feel like what we experience?
As we practice ‘social distancing’ performances and meetings have gone online. Many of these experiences are wonderful, but we also often feel that something is missing, or lost in the virtual realm. For the Dolphin Dance Project, this is a constant challenge. We can never bring human audiences to witness our dances, which happen 30 feet or more underwater in distant, pristine oceans. Yet, what we want to share most is the live performance: the visceral experience of intimate, in-the-moment, improvised exchanges, the vibrant presences of human and dolphin dancers. Connecting you virtually to our physical experience is always on our agenda. We invite you to watch this Highlights clip as well as the other films that will be presented during Chisa's week-long Artist Feature, and respond/create around the proposition of making virtual connections and sharing visceral experiences, across physical distances and across species.
Social Distancing doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with our babies! Let’s keep creating in Social Solidarity! I’ll be teaching only online for the next 4 weeks so I have a new batch of extra hours during the week to dedicate to my @artistmotherstudio residency! Knox is out of school for the next two weeks so we’ll be hanging at Red Dirt Studio on some days staying sanitized, hydrated, making mini zines and snapping more photos celebrating Autistic Joy! Enjoy a sneak peek of recent light graffiti photo experiments Knox and I made together ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ #AutisticJoy #artistmotherstudio #lightgraffiti #letthembelittle
More @artistmotherstudio residency experiments captured today! Our babies are pure art! Thank you to my residency mate and photo powerhouse @nakeya_brown for letting her little one join Knox for a fun sensory play date that quickly turned into a photoshoot and performance art piece! Today was their first time meeting each other by the way! And from these images you can’t tell at all! So glad Knox was able to spread some #AutisticJoy with a new friend! ⚡️😂 the whole point of #artistmotherstudio for me is to find ways to make art empowering not just for myself but for Knox too! Sensory play can become a fun social tool that ushers in acceptance and joy! check out their synchronized movements within the sensory sock! @therapyshoppe for the win! #marthagraham #dance #contemporarydance #autisticselfadvocacy
PROMPT: Video by Guy de Lancey with Nitrile gloves and PoseNet. Touch and Hands have taken on a new and heightened significance. So has the word 'distance'. Technology has made a claim to truncating and annihilating distance. Biology (the virus) has exacerbated it. The tension between these claims is either stasis... or movement.
"We take care not to touch each other in public, nor do we look into each others eyes except furtively, because Ivan must first wash my eyes with his own, removing the images which landed on my retina before his arrival" - Ingeborg Bachmann.
Distance from Barnard Movement Lab on Vimeo.