Movement Lab

Arising from RISD’s unique approach to animation education and housed within the Film/Animation/Video (FAV) department, the Movement Lab is a center for exploring movement in multidisciplinary context.

Movement touches every art form and is central to many approaches to making and knowing. It is a fundamental language with which we express, inquire, converse and explore. Movement expresses notions of time and location, manners and social interactions, and complex human interrelationships. The art and study of movement can help us understand histories, migrations, emotions and ecosystems.

The Movement Lab offers a space for artists and scholars to explore properties of movement through technologies dedicated to movement analysis and experimentation, FAV courses, workshops, symposia and visiting artist series, and an archive of film, animation, recorded performances and movement references.


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