Approximate Dialogue

Approximate Dialogue is a performance installation addressing transmission and communication across a physical divide. Two dancers (Amelia Charter and Amanda Ramirez) perform an improvised duet while separated by a wall. Their movements are traced using an infrared sensor and translated into projected light drawings. These are transmitted live between the two spaces and projected on the wall. The performers respond to these dance drawings as representations of their partner’s movement. This allows for a displaced duet between the two movers, mediated by the projected translation of their movements into lines.