IMMERSED IN: Contemporary Dance

What does it mean artistically and politically for dance to take advantage of the boundary between physical and digital space?

In the Immersion Lab, Dr. Akinleye has been tracking movement in space without capturing the dancer’s body shape. This creates an artwork of ‘pure movement’ without many of the social and political constructs that seeing the body that is producing the movement would impose on the meaning of the movement. This work also allows the AR audience member to step into the movement, be present in and contribute to the choreography. Her research explores collaborative place-making and new ways of artistic and political togetherness through the digital and the dance space.