Demo Model

Elizabeth Chitty

1978, 21:19 minutes, colour, English


Choreographed, written and performed by Elizabeth Chitty.
1. dance/action
2. image (video, photos, polaroid, xerox)
3. spoken script

Political Context/Current Events
1. Through a semiotic perception of dance I arrived at grossly, blatantly reduced movement such as the sign systems of semaphore, deaf mute language, punk rock dancing.
2. Information is communicated differently by the language of live action/behaviour and image, different again by moving or still image.
3. The political-paranoia persona of the videotapes super-imposed a narrative.

Performance history
15 Dance Lab, Toronto, July 4-8, 12,13, 1978.
La Mamelle Art Inc., San Francisco (La Mamelle/A Space Literal Exchange), August 1978.
Dance in Canada Conference, Vancouver, August 1978.
Tele-Performance, Fifth Network, Toronto, September 7, 1978.

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