Double bill with Bag of Worms
Art, technology, and history intersect as the captivating live performance Maquette traces the human body’s passage into the virtual realm.
Lisa Jamhoury’s live interactive performance Maquette leverages motion capture technology, avatars, and dance to explore the parallel histories of averaging and idealism in art and society. Live performers’ movements drive avatars in a projected virtual world, creating a genre-bending story that unfolds both physically and digitally, and traces the body’s passage between realms.
MAXMachina Artist Profile
Lisa Jamhoury is a Lebanese-American movement artist and programmer creating embodied, computational experiences. Rooted in contemporary circus and mindfulness as means to engage trauma, her practice includes interactive performances, installations, and websites that encourage a consensual, celebratory approach to humanity’s shared physicality. She is a Y8 member of the New Museum’s NEW INC Extended Realities Track, and recently completed residencies with the 2021 session of the Conference on Movement and Computing, and New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where she completed her masters degree and is an adjunct arts professor. As an aerial acrobat, she has choreographed and performed across the United States, including commissioned work for the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics and TEDx Brooklyn. Her computational work has been recognized by Ars Electronica, Meta Open Arts, Contemporary Art Society, CultureHub, Google/NYU xStory, and others.
Creator Lisa Jamhoury
Choreography & Performance Hybrid Movement Company:
Andrea Nikki Ortiz
3D Modeling Woraya Boonyapanachoti, Rongyu Li, Guðjón Örn Lárusson, NYCAP3D
Audio Effects Nicholas de la Motte
Dramaturg Emily Reilly
Storyboard Illustration Jessica Hearn
Unreal Engine Development Sneha Belkhale, Kevin Peter He, Matt Romein
Producer Mary John Frank
Unreal Engine Developer & Technician Christopher Strawley
Audio Engineer Matt McCorkle
Created with Support from NEW INC / New Museum, ONX Studio / Onassis Foundation, OptiTrack, Media Art Xploration
Tech & Materials OptiTrack Motion Capture System, Unreal Engine, 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry, Immersive projection, Genelec Spatial Sound