1. chant - LAST Festival 2014, The Lab, SF
  2. chant - LAST Festival 2014, The Lab, SF
  3. Words are curiously enduring antiques. More than just symbols for codifying language, they accumulate history and culture. Chant is a reflecting pool. It is an experiment in interpretation, not just of words and phrases but of ideas and beliefs. People are free to submit quotes and ideas of spiritual relevance to the chant pool via text messages. Each incoming message activates Chant. The words are then interpreted from language to language through an online translator and a chant begins. Voices ripple across the water. With each new translation the meaning changes; sometimes only slightly, sometimes radically, always reflecting the cultural understanding embedded in words and idiom.

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