Motion Capture XR Performance

We are water, and "Memory"
is what the body carries,
as information, as energy.
Water is Memory.

A six-month creative ‘virtual’ residency programme in 2022 - based at Goldsmiths, University of London Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer is a cutting-edge tool that streams live motion capture data over the internet, allowing users from multiple remote locations to interact in the same shared digital space.

In response to the collective and insurmountable grief, loss and heaviness of memory experienced during the post-war pandemic, Water Nodes is an immersive hybrid installation/performance (live + remote) that recalls cross-cultural, personal and maternal histories inherited/transmitted in the body. Evoking photographs from family archives and spiritual and mythological references, the performance considers the quality of water as a passageway for memories to flow, contain and dissipate.


Creative technologist: Joaquina Salgado

Choreographers: Aabshaar Wakhloo, Sumedha Bhattacharyya

Dancers: Supriya Babbar, Andréa Moraes
(special participation from Brazil)

Sound designer:
Padmanabhan J

Studio and performance space :
Khuli Khirkee and Studio Sama New Delhi