Through a dialogic process, Codelining (Coding + Redlining) builds bridges between communities which have often been set against one another in San Francisco’s affordability crisis by bringing together a group made of dancers and technologists.
Adorned with a sense of curiosity, the project studies the steady stream of out-migration facing San Francisco’s African Americans population. The work’s approach to melding dancer-friendly gadgets and motion sensors lends itself to capturing movement for the video projection.
29 May - 5 June Dance Initiative Residency
7 June: Aspen Fringe Festival
26-27 Apr 2019 : Bayview Opera House
25 Apr 2019 : Bayview Opera House School Performance
28-30 Sept 2018: ODC Theater
14-22 Sept 2018: CounterPULSE Combustible Residency
19 Apr 2018: Bayview Opera House
27-28 Apr 2018: African American Art & Culture Complex
18 Apr 2018: Bayview Opera House School Day
From theme to artistic form, these new media tools assist the group to create a fabricated environment encompassing redlining, gentrification and the digital divide. Above all else, Codelining explores hope and access to technology while acknowledging the real or perceived barriers between artists, technologists, and communities of color.
Each iteration of the project results in the exploration of technology and dance. The project is ongoing but aspires towards the dismantling of gentrification. Codelining is made up of a multicultural group of dancers, artists and technologists with different perspectives on Race, yet a single commitment to producing strategies on empowerment and social change.
Over the course of developing this project, Raissa Simpson will facilitate a multimedia dance between her company and the technology collective, We Inventing the Real.
In sum, Codelining (Coding + Redlining) explores new media tools (motion capture, wireless sensory, projection mapping, etc.) to explore redlining, gentrification, the digital divide, and the real or perceived barriers between artists, technologists, and communities of color.
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