Volumetric Performance Toolbox is the collaborative project of Valencia James, Glowbox, and Sorob Louie, which envisions live online 3D dance performance as a new way for artists to create and perform from their own living spaces and audiences to communally experience art using minimal equipment, during this time of the pandemic.
Sankofa, an immersive performance project created by Alim Ringgold + Remi Harris as part of the Volumetric Performance Toolbox inaugural cohort. View all the live-streamed performances here
Part of Eyebeam’s Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future.
PINK (Version 1)
Director: Remi Harris
"I began researching historical spaces and landmark buildings that were part of Wilmington’s rife history including the now-defunct building on 714 Castle Street. During a solo film shoot, I sat down and looked at my subject, 30 yards of hot pink fabric, and got emotional; the news of Nia Wilson had just come out and had shaken me to my core. I had taken the fabric to several of those public sites to capture some 360 footage. Women have very different experiences in public spaces than men, particularly when they appear alone. The C.D.C. has found that black women die by homicide at nearly three times the rate that white women do and violence against black women is an often neglected part of our national history. I imagined replacing the fabric with a black female body, perhaps my own. What would it feel like to simply exist without fear? Or without the worry of crime or harassment and simply just being? As you watch this consider if and when you ever felt unsafe in a public space."
PINK (Version 1) was created during The School of Making thinking VR Residency at Cucalorus during the summer of 2018.