Exploration at the involved stage
Artistic research is crucial for us. Our performances and teaching activities feed directly from our investigation—and the other way around. We are committed to a practice-based form of inquiry, where artistic creation is a fundamental part of the processes of acquisition and articulation of insights.
Two focal points define the way we conduct research. First, there is our relationship with ourselves in the context of the world we live in, a link we explore in terms of our potential to think and feel. Then, there is our relationship with others, living or inanimate, a well of possibilities that we examine in a reflexive manner. Along these lines, we organise and take part in different kinds of research-oriented activities.
Using diverse methods, we approach social groups that are relevant for the development of our artistic projects. The goals of these activities range from understanding the meanings and practices that characterise a given community, to becoming aware of our attitudes towards them, to gaining insight into our own meanings and practices as social beings. Depending on the project, social engagement activities could make way for group members to become participants in the creative process.
work in progress
One way to enhance artistic research is to share and discuss one's work in progress in the public sphere. The interaction with fellow artists and researchers, as well as with the audience in general, invariably helps us to clarify key aspects of our artistic exploration while unlocking perspectives and possibilities previously unavailable to us. The format of this discussions is based on stage performance and as such contributes to the promotion and dissemination of our creative work.
An important part of our research process is theoretical. After all, our work on stage and in the classroom is, to a significant extent, the manifestation of our own ideas about art. That is why we collaborate with academic institutions to organise reading groups about subjects that are relevant for the development of our artistic projects. This activities are open to everyone; no academic affiliation is required.