The Tutor Base Storytelling approaches storytelling as a visual language that can be applied to every artistic discipline. This visual language reimagines our lives, gestures, and environments as tools to investigate one’s position and relation to the world. In this Tutor Base, questions around form are always geared towards explorations of the human condition through narrative structures. Repurposing strategies from performance and video art, we explore thematic interests such as love and cruelty or violence and power. Storytelling becomes a lens that sheds light on how artistic practice can embrace the contradictions of life, how the individual and the collective can imaginatively co-exist.
A central question in this Tutor Base is: How do we collectively build the structures that we live and work in? How can we feed each other, and share knowledge, without consum- ing each other? Play and humour is paired with hands-on approaches to create an environment that encourages exper- iment. We might do body exercises, join each other’s practice for a day, or watch a film. Together, we dive into the unknown, and allow ourselves to be uncomfortable, absurd, and vulner- able. In doing so, storytelling challenges patriarchal structures and imagines and creates methods to build new worlds.