Mile Zero Dance presents a work by Julianne Chapple entitled City of Glass – a solo exploration of text, movement, sound and objects. Drawing inspiration from the West Coast ‘wellness’ movement, this project investigates the isolation and dissociation of contemporary commodification of the body, using the climate-controlled skyscraper (colloquially known as glass coffins) as a symbol of both containment and display. Tracing connections between the incorruptible bodies of Catholic saints, to the fitness models trending on social media, the commodification of the human form is dissected. The value placed on beauty, youth and stasis, collapses time. Person becomes object, becomes image; disintegrating into pixels that maintain their perfect clarity forever.
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About Julianne Chapple
Julianne Chapple is the Artistic Director of Vancouver-based dance company Future Leisure, co-producer of the Shooting Gallery Performance Series, and a member of the women-led media artists collective, The Work Group. She has presented her work across Canada, Italy, Ireland, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more about Julianne and Future Leisure.