A Real-Time Dialogue between Natural Phenomena and Dance Improvisation

Chance Encounter is a site-specific and generative video installation that addresses the beauty of chance in two ways. Specifically it uses the dynamics of live natural phenomena – light, shadow, and wind, to influence the presentation of prerecorded dance videos. The outcome consists of numerous combinations of dance movements over time, synchronizing with nature’s pace. Visitors’ experience of this piece varies at different times, determined by serendipity.