Off the Grid
Domingo Collective was founded in Geneva in 2018 by Doris Hardeman, Jerlyn Heinzen, Salomé Ziehli and Natacha de Oliveira. Their multidisciplinary research centres around generating collectivity through ritual behaviour. Through a desire to explore the meanings of homeliness in our contemporary society, they zoom in on the mundane of the everyday.
Their work has been shown in several institutions and performative arts festivals, including la Becque in La Tour-de-peilz, CH, Hamlet in Zürich, CH, Giulietta in Basel, CH, One gee in fog in Geneva, CH, Festival de la Bâtie in Geneva, CH, at f’ar – Forum d’architectures in Lausanne, CH and Artemis Fontana Café at Art Basel, CH.
Through the means of collaborative creation Domingo Collective is constantly questioning the limits of collectivity, generosity and service through revising their collective role in relation to their audience. Domingo performs on a consistent threshold relating to expectations regarding formats of theatricality. Immediate questions regarding their engagement with an audience and the breaking of a fourth wall become a driving force to how they create their performative practice, in which they see themselves first and foremost as mediators between the audience and the work.