Chantal Dumas is a sound and radio
artist, also doing projects with / for improvisaton. She has conceived
and realized over 25 works for radio broadcast, in Canada and abroad.
Her work has received awards at the EAR competition (Hungary) as well
as at the Phonurgia Nova International Competition in Radio Creation,
France. In 2001, "The little man in the ear" was awarded the Phonurgia
Nova Documentary prize, and in 2005, "Tanz" was nominated in the radio
Her most recent work includes "Limbo" (7 min.), an art piece that was commissioned by the Sveriges Radio SRC, Sweden, 2005.
2004, Chantal Dumas presented the sound installation,
"Montreal-Shanghai Bridge" at Matchmaking at Suzhou Creek organized by
the Eastlink Gallery in Shanghai.
has been asked to conduct numerous workshops and she participates in a
variety of collective projects. In May 2006, along with Isabelle Massu,
she is presenting the workshop HAWABÉCÉDAIRE (a web
project) for women with origins in the Magreb (Studio XX Mtl/Qc).
She is a participant artist in Montreal Sound Matter initiated by
Francisco Lopez; MATRICULES du STUDIO XX (Mtl) and The Impossible
Stairs (The Port of Montreal, 06). She also gave a conference at UQAM
Video Class (2006).
In 2005 her work contributed to the lecture night at the Montreal
International Literature Festival, (September); Our Frontiers, by
Rose-Marie Goulet galerie dare-dare, Square Viger, Mtl/Qc (summer 05);
The Projet ATLAS, a sound and visual installation by Christian Calon
and Pascal Dufaux, which is now in current production; In 5 Movements,
a totally improvisational spectacle by Andrew de Lotbinière
Harwood with Marc Béland at the SAT Mtl, QC). She conducted
additional workshops at UQAM art history department (2005), at
Concordia University for the conference "In&out of the Studio"
Montreal (2005) and at ‘’Full Moon Radio Camp”
St-John’s, Newfoundland (2005).
improvisational projects include works with the Grand Orchestre
d’Avatar, Aimé Dontigny, and Danielle Pélardy
Roger; on the spectacle The Mystery of the White Wood with
Geneviève Letarte (Théâtre la Chapelle, 2000);
She is currently working on an interactive performance piece dealing with body movement and sound.
Her work can be found on CD at 326 (France), AVATAR/Ohm Éditions (Quebec), and Nonsequitur (USA).
Chantal DUMAS lives and works in Montreal.
Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:
28. 05. 2006: Radio Roadmovie #3 CURATED BY Matt Smith: Riding along with Ferrari
05. 06. 2011: „Les petits riens / Kleine Nichtigkeiten“