Pure Research number twelve was led by Erika Batdorf at Glen Morris Studio at the University of Toronto in Toronto, on December 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2007.
Topic of research and goals: Exploration of principles that would help to increase the ability as movers (dancers and/or physical actors) to ´move´ an audience. Work on the performance technique called Kinesthetic Transference.
General inquiries: What is the physiological communication that happens in performance between performer and audience?; How is it technically controlled by the performer?; What are the obstacles that the performer/creator must get around to help the audience not block information coming from the performer?
Lead researcher: Erika Batdorf.
Participating artists: Kate Digby, Denise Fujiwara, Matthew Romantini, and Suzanne Jaeger.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, and Naomi Campbell.