Resounding the City

Resounding the City is an interactive performance on body language and the psycho-geography of urban spaces presented by students of NYU Tisch School of Arts, made possible through the Tisch GSO Grant.
Performance Video from April 24th, 2015 in New York City


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We believe that the way American society maps normative expectations for body movements in the city is political.  “(Re)sounding the City” will interrogate the soundscape of systemic injustice and sonically re-imagine the ways our bodies could move in a utopian city.  Drawing inspiration from the Situationist Manifesto (1960), our project aims to re-write the psycho-geography of the city by re-situating urban bodies in an emancipatory soundscape.  The project end goal is an immersive performance that is a theatrical representation of an ideal world order, which by mixing syllables contrasts with the static nature of the body.  We will map syllables on to a dancer’s body using a Microsoft Kinect; when she moves she will be constrained to what combinations of syllables the program allows.