Exploration in Naming was a collective project initiated by Daria Faïn and performed at Movement Research Festival in the fall of 2014.

If the world began with words or the sounds of words like it is said in many cosmogonies across cultures — then, do the words we used use for our work create its realities? How do we navigate meanings and realities between life, research, process, practice, product and marketing from the point of view of artists, presenters, funders, audience, society, economics, politics and cultures at large? What are the agents that crystallise meanings and how are these meanings used to create values? And do these values represent our realities?

The event tackled these questions as a way to address our experiences of these values. Exploration in Naming was performed at the Movement Research Festival at St.Mark’s Church in New York City, on the 6th of December 2014.


COLLECTIVE RESEARCH GROUP: Massimilliano Balduzzi, Daria Faïn, Whitney V. Hunter, Tuomas Laitinen, Iki Nakagawa, Odeya Nini, Cassie Peterson and Chana Porter.

PHOTOGRAPHY: David Gonsier