Chant for Hope

opening of the Dhaka Art Summit on February 3, 2023

Chant for Hope by Brussels-based artist Miet Warlop premiered at the Dhaka Art Summit. Chant for Hope (2023) is a participatory sculpture in which a group of performers create a variety of words by filling molds on the floor with plaster, inspired by the history of language and its evolution in Bangladesh. The sculptures evolve as the audience sings, dances, and moves around them to reveal new meanings. Chant for hope shows through a dancing sculpture a energetic way to start a collective movement.

Commissioned by Samdani Art Foundation in partnerschip with KANAL – Centre Pompidou

Concept, direction, lyrics and scenography Miet Warlop
Soundscape Micha Volders
Technique Janneke Hertoghs
Performed by Shayer Noor, Nur Muhammad Shanto, Emam Hasan Shanto, Fabiha Tanjim Anchol, Tanny Das Gupta, Md Al Amin, Towfiq Arifin Turjo, Hossain Zibon
Production Management Michelle Vosters, Miet Warlop

With the support of Samdani Art Foundation, KANAL- Centre Pompidou, the Flemish government, NTGent, EUNIC