RESEARCH AND CREATION TRANSDISCIPLINARY SCENIC PRACTICE under the direction of Ana Luz Ormazábal with César Erazo Toro, Diana Carvajal, Macarena Rozic, Diego Nawrath, Isabel Valencia, Camila González, Nicole Sazo and José Ignacio De Vries.
The antimethod is a scenic practice through which the group seeks to reflect and experiment around the existing artistic formats. The question of how fundamental and primary is, the reason for naming the group based on its task: an antimethod that at the moment of initiating a process of creation doubts about what was previously learned, generating methodologies as you try and make mistakes. Therefore, the antimethod is something that is done itself during the process and that depends on its creators and contexts. It is a dynamic and open search, focused on experimentation through research processes for creative purposes. The group focuses mainly on the living arts – theater, dance, music – understanding the performance as a lens to look at and direct the creation, since it focuses its procedures on the principles of action and the present.
Therefore, the projects are located around the limits of the various disciplines that it explores. The antimethod gathers artists for projects, inviting collaborators to be part of the grouping of the artistic needs of each investigation. Its members come mainly from theater, dance, music and design with formal and informal studies in these fields and have focused their research around body and sound.
The group began to work professionally in 2012 in its first project “Concierto” (2012), configured as an event where the body is the musical instrument, the performance is structured as a concert with different openers (supporting artists) in each function. The second is “Agnetha Kurtz Roca Method” (2014), an academic lecture by Agnetha Kurtz Roca – Chilean performer who returns to Chile after 30 years of self-exile together with her translator Patrick Purakayastasa, which explores the potential of the musicality of speech. The third project is “Ópera”, which focuses on experimentation in opera in Chile, as a colonizing artistic format and as an elite social event.
Currently, and in collaboration with the Centro Cultural Escénica en Movimiento, under the modality of artistic residency in the city of Concepción, the group works in the creation of a contemporary dance piece called Ruina. The project aims to share creative processes between the groups and generate a staging in co-creation that will be released during the first semester of 2019.
Also starting in 2018, ANTIMÉTODO began with the research process and the creation of the fourth staging as a group: AL PACINO, doing various residences: The Watermill Center (New York, USA), NAVE Creation and Residence Center (Santiago, Chile) and New York Theater Workshop (Boston, USA). During this year, this creation has been funded by FONDART 2019 and will be premiered in October 2019 in M100.