Join us at sundown for The Black Movement Library Portrait Series, a large-scale public outdoor performance organized by new media artist, creative technologist, and educator LaJuné McMillian. Taking the form of multiple short acts, the evening will feature both live and prerecorded “Movement Portraits,” or 2D video representations of peoples’ movements created using perception neuron motion-capture suits. Five Black New York-based performing artists will create their “Movement Portraits” live in front of the audience, dancing on the plaza in front of the Library and sending their movement data to be translated into projected visuals in real-time. Black Movement Library is an archival project launched by McMillian in 2018 as an online database of motion capture data from Black performers and Black character base models, who are currently misrepresented and underrepresented in existing online databases.
Presented in collaboration with A Blade of Grass, an arts nonprofit dedicated to social engagement.
For the full list of this summer's plaza performances, click here: bklynlib.org/plaza.