Chanti Wadge

Multi-media is unlocking secret places of the mind. By Philip Szporer

Montréal-based Chanti Wadge came into dance “as a way of wanting to reflect on contemporary issues, and the experience of being human.” Her engagement in the form, like so many of her generation, is multi-faceted. “Multi-media can attend to different sense receptors that dance can‘t always,” she says. Technology affords her means to touch “the invisible, the surreal, and the hidden dimension of the physical world.”
Self-taught in the video field, she has gained recognition for her unique integration of dance with video in poetic environments and installations.

In 2002, she created 23 short dance videos, so called Experimental Edits, which were then adapted and presented in two specific projection environments, curated by Montréal Studio 303: “palmpilot” – projected in the palms of viewers hands, (“Projet/Projo,” 2002); and “Between Lines” – projected into the pages of an open diary (“The Home Show,” 2004). Another integrated multimedia performance work, “Save Project As:” unrehearsed phases of “A Becoming Human” (2003), was created in research collaboration with evolutionary biologist Karin von Ompteda, to gain insight into the biological and environmental factors involved in ...

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Tanz August/September 2005
Rubrik: Forgotten Memories, Seite 60
von Philip Szporer