Movement- Sonia Li
Movement is inspired by my personal transformation through dance and a spiritual event of meeting my true self. Dance is a language which encourages the brain to spark new cells, interconnecting to form new neuro pathways. The plasticity of the brain constantly adapts to the physical changes in the body, impacting perception, comprehension and memory. I make these visuals after dance sessions to directly tap into the energy of the mind-body connection, reflecting the organic shifts and changes. As my body learns to perform complex movements, the visuals evolve with these physical changes. Additionally, I listen to Solfeggio frequency, healing sounds to explore the mind’s capacity for spirituality. As a result, these experimental images have scintillating colors, dynamic movements and speeds. The circular motions echo my natural movement inclination and the mandala, Buddhist spiritual symbol. They channel my artistic intuition through scientific research in neurology and psychology, maintaining visual tension, difference and interest to the brain. These images are a part of an immersive sensory experience generated by dancers.
Sonia Li is a visual artist and dancer in Brooklyn, NY. She works with dance, video, sound and sensory elements to create immersive installations hinging on personal transformations. Her work culminates emotional and visceral experiences that build upon the power of art to inspire spiritual awakening. She is currently training in contemporary dance.
Li’s work has been shown at the MADATAC New Media Festival, Art-O-Mat at Whitney Museum of Art, NYC Resistor, Disorient Burning Man’s Country Club Festival, La Sala Performance Space, Tisch School of Arts. She has performed with Pianist Katya Mihailova at Opera America, Leimay Garden Piece and Lisa Park’s Heart Sync at the New Museum. Awards and honors include NYU Stern Entrepreneur Challenge Semi-finalist, INSTINT Festival Artist Fellow, EYEO Festival Artist Fellow and Chen Yung Memorial Full Scholarship. She holds a Masters in Interaction Design from ITP/Tisch NYU, and a BFA in Installation Art from SUNY Purchase.