Black Movement Library: Movement Portraits is a motion capture database project and series of experiences across different media by multi-media artist LaJuné McMillian. She wanted to see more black dancers represented in motion capture data, but produce it in a way that maintained a connection to the dancer and their stories. The project mixes documentary film and interviews produced for a live performance juxtaposed with fully spatialized renders of motion captured dancers. I had a chance to catch up with McMillian at the Tribeca Immersive space where we break down her experience, process, and challenges of trying to maintain right relationships with the embodied data that she’s capturing.
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