Dances Made to Order

An interview with Carla Forte

2/26/2013 by Kingsley Irons | Comment

Carla Forte for Dances Made

Get to know Carla Forte - one of the artists making a dance film for Edition # 21 curated by Miami Light Project. She is hard at work on her film that will be inspired by the themes chosen by our audience: long uninterrupted take and civil disobedienceRemember to get your tickets for the digital premiere on March 6!

Why are you interested in making dance film?

My primary intent as a filmmaker is to communicate my personal and social concerns, transforming them into a magical realm where anything becomes possible. Images, dialogues, silences, colors and movement join to create a visual equilibrium, speaking for themselves. Within my cinematographic work, movement is a key element for narrative and visual development; achieving a frame in motion from the image.

Beyond an unorthodox narrative and aesthetic, my work focuses on experimenting new visual sensations through a conflict; reflecting a world of emotions that can be both very near reality and on the side of the nonexistent, creating a parallel universe in which the palpable and the desired become possible at the same time.

Throughout my career, I have discovered the need to incorporate into my images and script messages that promote social consciousness. As a humanist, I am passionate about the idea of being part of the change; it is for that reason that within my artistic production, I find it valid and valuable to present social issues,along with fictional stories, that the spectator can identify with as a human being, but that also present a new realm of sensations that we can be a part of as well.

My needs go beyond the simple act of creating. In order to create, you need motivations, convictions, feelings, urges. In order to create you must be. I am my creations; they are what dwells in me.

If we were going to spend the day with you hanging out with you, what would we do?

We will go to the cinematheque to see an art house film, then to a vegan restaurant to eat some raw vegan pizza. Afterwards we can walk around the Wynwood Art District and visit galleries, art studios and alternative spaces.

What is your favorite drink and where do you get it?

Papaya Juice (From my garden)

Name a film that changed your life

A Turin Horse.

Why do you dance?

My primary intent as a dancer is to communicate my personal and social concerns, transforming them into a magical realm where anything becomes possible. Images, dialogue, silences, colors and movement join to create a visual equilibrium, speaking for themselves.

Tell us something surprising about yourself.

I help rescue stray dogs.