Movement Alphabet

Immersive one-to-one performance creating algorithmic portraits of movement

Movement Alphabet combines interactive technology with immersive performance to visualise the physical personality embodied in how we move in daily life.

Each visitor of the interactive artwork is led by a guide on a journey through their own memories and stories. During this, their movements are analysed and rendered into a Movement Portrait through a process akin to a digital calligraphy of the whole body.

The project is a collaboration with dance artist Jan Lee. More information and a full gallery of the portraits may be seen at

Movement Alphabet Movement Portrait of Zoe Radford by Jan Lee and Tim Murray Browne at Tate Modern
Movement Alphabet by Jan Lee and Tim Murray Browne Guiding participant into the interaction pod to create her movement portrait


  • 28 Oct 2016 Tate Modern, London
  • 4-5 Nov 2016, G.A.S. Station, London
  • 12-13 Nov 2016, Watermans Arts Centre, London
  • 8 Mar 2017, Bucks New University, Buckinghamshire
  • 20-21 May 2017, Old Truman Brewery, London

Work-in-progress sharings

  • 7 Mar 2016, Rose Lipman Building, London
  • 16 Jul 2016, Victoria & Albert Museum, London


Movement Alphabet was created and directed by Jan Lee & Tim Murray-Browne.

  • Live Experience Design and Direction – Jan Lee
  • Code, Visuals, Website design – Tim Murray-Browne
  • Performers – Jan Lee, Fabiola Santana
  • Producer – Tadeo Sendon
  • Dramaturg – Neus Gil Cortés
  • Screen Design – Ciarán Grogan
  • Mentor, Creative Consultant – ZU-UK
  • Studio Assistant – Megan Sands
  • Website code – Daniel Lopez

Documentation film created by Mind The Film.


See above for the full team.

Movement Alphabet was created using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and with support from G.A.S. Station and Queen Mary University of London. Social media support provided by Rebelle Social. Documentation filmed by Mind the Film. Flashbulb audio sample courtesy of Cheeseheadburger on Freesound. Many thanks for additional support from Susanna Eastburn, Nadine Rothschild, Becky Stewart, Kok Ho Huen, Tom Sloan, Music Hackspace, and to those who helped us prototype and test the work:

Yacine, Rosie, Shannon, John, Lavinia, Carlo, Greg, Hanzo, Camila, Petra, Jorge, Jade, Kayja, Tadeo, Sara, Sara, Esther, Danai, Chiara, Thelma, Monika, Neus, Trisha, Yong, Esther, Ciarán, Kieran, Nadine, Catherine, Kay, Mayan, Mischa, Tom, Daniel, HyeJeong, Chloë, Carrie and Mai.