Allison Costa

︎ Creative Technology

Choreographic Coding Lab

a lab for movement hackers and practitioners to gather, create, and explore in a peer-to-peer setting

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a multi-media performance collaboration between Nona Hendryx and Allison Costa

Untethered” created by Allison Costa and Nona Hendryx under the auspices of the Barnard College Movement Lab’s Artist Residency Prgoram. It was presented as a Work-in-Progress Media Movement Salon performance at The Movement Lab on November 4th, 2021. Projected visuals by Allison Costa. Photos by Allison Costa and Gabri Christa.

Time Enough

a creative research project on the perception and experience of time

Time Enough” created by Allison Costa under the auspices of the Barnard College Movement Lab’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship. It was presented as an interactive installation at The Movement Lab from August 30th to September 15th, 2021. Footage by Allison Costa and Guy de Lancey.

A Certain Slant of Light

a multi-media performance created as part of eˉ “fruitful misunderstandings” global online residency and presented in eˉlektron’s 2021 “Festival of Spooky Action at a Distance”

Posters and images from “A Certain Slant of Light” created by Allison Costa, Feli Navarro, and Siya Umlilo Ngcobo for eˉ’s “fruitful misunderstandings” 2021 residency “MANIFESTO” and performed at the 2021 “Festival for Spooky Action at a Distance”. Images courtesy of eˉlektron and the artists. (Please double click on images for more information.)

Livable Futures: Climate Gathering 

a transmedia performance ritual restaged and transformed to perform in the Movement Lab

Livable Futures: Climate Gathering open rehearsals at Barnard College’s Movement Lab, January 2020. Photos by Guy de Lancey.

Geomancer VR

an immersive game scenario for the Windows Mixed Reality headset

Gameplay demonstration video for Geomancer VR,  designed, developed, and programmed by Allison Costa, Mark Rosenlof, and Cory Robertson.

Dancing with My Data: Dancing with My Self

uncovering my movement biases with motion capture

Dancing with My Data: Dancing with My Self (excerpt), choreographed by Allison Costa and performed at Barnard College’s Senior Creative Thesis Dance Concert, March 2019.

︎ Web Design

A Manifesto for Creative Producing

an interdisciplinary collaboration, building community and adaptive frameworks for creative producing and defining the role of the Creative Producer

A Manifesto for Creative Producing was originally developed as part of the Creative Producers Program for the Ars Electronica Festival 2021. The website was designed and developed by Allison Costa, with the support and assistance of Lizzie Crouch, Nicholas Medvescek, Robin Reed, Ilona Puskas, Ravin Raori, Maria Kuzmina, Kazz Morohashi, and Matt Gingold.

Time Enough

a creative research project on the perception and experience of time

Time Enough” was presented as an interactive online publication on Manifold under a Practice Work Residency at SloMoCo Fall 2021, an external and global movement and computing experimental arts group.  

Barnard College’s Movement Lab

a flexible modular space for movement research, exploration, collaboration, and interdisciplinary interaction

Movement Lab website Front Page, Prompts, Past Events, and Virtual Lab Artist Feature pages developed, designed and maintained by Allison Costa, July 2018-present. Screenshots by Allison Costa.

Moving Body-Moving Image Festival 

a biennial festival that gives voice to societal and social justice themes in the hybrid form of movement filmmaking, known as ScreenDance

Moving Body-Moving Image Festival website front page. Website designed and developed by Allison Costa.

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Allison Costa is a dancer, creative technologist, and multi-media artist based in New York City. Her transdisciplinary practice is process-focused and collaborative and she is always interested in exploring new pathways and partnerships for creative experimentation.

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