Allison (Allie) Costa is a New York City based artist, dancer, and computer scientist who enjoys working collaboratively and across forms to create unique pieces in the liminal space where creative conception, narrative heart, and multi-disciplinary art meet.
Fascinated with finding ways to visualize the
intangible, they are experimenting with the truths of human-computer interaction. Where
can technology expand our understanding of human movement to reveal what its
ephemerality makes indiscernible to the eye? And conversely, where can dance and artistic
practice expand our understanding of data to reveal how this immaterial
information “stored” in computers is not neutral, as typically believed, but
imbued with memory and history?
They studied Dance and Computer Science at Barnard College of Columbia University and have been working at the Barnard College Movement Lab as Post-Baccalaureate Fellow since graduating in 2019. They also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne Australia and participated in University of South Florida’s Dance in Paris Program. While working at the Movement Lab, Allison has had the opportunity to collaborate with a number of artists including LaJuné McMillian, Kenji Williams, Cari Ann Shim Sham, Mimi Yin, Chisa Hidaka, and Norah Zuniga Shaw.
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“Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the worlds you cannot live within” -Ruha Benjamin