Elephant ● Research

Between April and August 2019, and through an extensive research phase, we focused mainly on movement research and physical journaling by gathering in the studio on a daily basis. This was often a task-based process, divided by four research topics of Artistic Process, Movement Research, Personal Journey, and Sharing/Demonstration.

Nima Hosseinzadeh, Shakiba Soltani, Sepide Molavi and Alireza Bahrami are the performers who have committed to this five-month process. All participants were also given written tasks separately and had shared access to one another’s notes and before the end of this cycle, we went over all the notes together and narrowed it down to its essence collectively.

At the end of August 2019, we did our first ever sharing with an audience within the framework of Gravity 8/3.

© photos taken by Leili Siroosi.