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
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.