17. LaJuné McMillian’s Movement Portraits for Time Square Arts’ Midnight Moment

Image for ‘Movement Portraits.’ Photo courtesy LuJuné McMillian and Times Square Arts.

Through the month of June, Times Square Arts presents their ‘Midnight Moments’ series in partnership with bitforms gallery and LaJuné McMillian, titled Movement Portraits. McMillian presents an immersive, dynamic view of movement in dialogue with the artist’s Black Movement Library (BML) project, which serves as a library, “for activists, performers and artists to create diverse XR projects, and a space to research how and why we move, as well as an archive of Black existence,” according to the artist.

This stunning merger of tech and Black artistry harnesses Motion Capture and the Unreal Engine, with performers sending their movement data to be translated into arresting visuals. This compelling presentation brings contemporary choreography into a series of videos that presents a living archive to the public in this larger than life, late-night format.

Continue reading to see what is still on display from previous months in NYC!