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Seth Riskin

Light Dance Performance Artist


Former U. S. national champion gymnast Seth Riskin uses his physical abilities to create art in his “Light Dance” performances. As a former painter and gymnast, he creates body-mounted instruments that extend his movements with expressions of light. By articulating these light effects through precise body movements in an architectural space, Riskin shapes the space and time perceptions of viewers who find themselves at the center of the movement experience. Read More >

Riskin is currently the Director of the MIT Museum Studio, a center for cross-disciplinary projects in human expression, at the interface of the research institute and the public. He is also the manager of the MIT Museum’s Holography and Spatial Imaging Initiative, and oversees the world’s largest and most significant collection of holograms.

Riskin originated this art form as a graduate student at MIT in 1989. He has performed or exhibited across the world: the São Paulo Bienal, The Kitchen in New York City and India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts in Bombay have all proudly displayed Riskin’s expressively striking art performances. Read Less ^

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