Hi there. I’m Lisa Jamhoury.
I am a Lebanese-American movement artist and programmer based in Brooklyn, NY. Rooted in contemporary circus, my practice includes interactive performances, installations, and websites that use technology to highlight the body’s dynamism and encourage everyone—performer or not—to be aware of their physicality. I recently completed a Human In Residence (HIR) Fellowship, a Research Residency, and my master’s degree at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where I am an adjunct arts professor.
I developed and maintain the open-source tool Kinectron, which brings lo-fi real-time motion capture data into the browser. As an aerial acrobat, I have choreographed and performed across the United States, including commissioned work for the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics and TEDx Brooklyn. I’m a volunteer advisor for the Stem From Dance “Girls Rise Up” program, a mentor and leader for the Experiments In Storytelling (xStory) research group at New York University, and a curator and advisor for REFEST 2.0, an annual festival hosted at La Mama Experimental Theater Company that explores the intersection of art, human rights, and technology.
I’m currently working on two pieces of work entitled Sunrise and Datagram as a micro-resident with the Conference on Movement Computing. I live in Burlington, Vermont, and spend a goodly amount of time biking around Lake Champlain with my one-year-old. I’m admittedly not that social these days, but I still do post the occasional tweet or gram. I’d love to connect with you on either site, and always welcome an email.