Pure Research number thirteen was led by Moynan King and Sherri Hay at Glen Morris Studio at the University of Toronto in Toronto, on December 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2007.
Topic of research and goals: Exploration of the interstices between social and theatrical experience. This research was a continuation of Pure Research number eight “The Invitation”. This time they turned the attention to the responses and actions of the larger unsuspecting world: observing if and when ´the public´ became an audience.
General inquiries: To what degree the audience felt the performance was for their benefit? To what degree they felt it was about them? To what degree they felt they could control it? To what degree they felt they ´got it´?; What was their level of engagement with us?; How visible we perceived ourselves to be in each costume and each venue, and how much space we felt we took up?; How we fell into the role elicited from us by the costume?; How we fell into the role elicited from us by the audience?; What was our level of comfort with the different kinds of attention we received?
Lead researcher: Moynan King and Sherri Hay.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, and Naomi Campbell.