Resident Research Groups


Meetup on consent procedures in participatory performance

Hosted by Sarah Jury and Hamish MacPherson, the group deals with questions such as: Are the terms of participation calibrated collectively? Can audiences and participants give informed consent and exercise their autonomy? What kind of power structures are being produced when makers overlook these questions?

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Meetings every first Tuesday of the month, beginning October 2017. Venue alternates between Res. and Floatworks, Vauxhall.

A research group exploring the mystical, therapeutic and posthuman potential of floatation tanks and sensory deprivation, and consisting of both synchronised group floatations and land-based reading groups. 
Convened by Lucy A Sames. Supported by Floatworks

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The Empath Group
#1 – #12
The Empath Group meet regularly to discuss what it means to be an ‘Empath’, how this word can frame experiences and how it can be used to construct a group identity.



The Future is a Collective Project
21 June, 19 July, 2 August 2017

This a participatory research group led by Nathalie Boobis, akin to a reading group but not limited to texts. It is grounded in the question: Are we carrying the right tools to shape the future we want and need?

Through collectively viewing, reading, talking and thinking about art works/texts/books/films/projects, that address the idea of the future from the position of ‘the other’, it is hoped that the group can begin to explore the following:

// Marginalised ideas and practices of the past being essential considerations in thinking about the future;
// The future as a tool of fiction for asserting our desires and articulating what is missing or ignored in the present;
// The possibilities of future thinking from the position of ‘the other’


Cybernetic Mystics reading group
#1 – ongoing
An open exploration of the unorthodox spirituality of ‘cyberculture’ and some of its associated ideas – technomancy, the technoccult and techgnosis.


THIS MOVEMENT reading group
30 January, 13 February, 13 March, 10 April,  7-9pm

The group was set up by Hamish MacPherson as a space for some fellow artists to think about the relationships between contemporary dance and capitalism; both in theory and in relation to their own lives. It is part of THIS MOVEMENT, a series of activities exploring how politics is made through the movements of bodies (human or otherwise).


I Had This Feeling reading group
#1, #2 & #3
A reading group convened by artist Megan Snowe focused on emotion/affect theory, the emotional economy, and the sensual impacts of language.


playgroup #1 Cleansed
playgroup #2 Phaedra(s)
playgroup #3 Removal Men
playgroup #4 Ebbi & The Cock Tavern 
Every few months playgroup meets to discuss a play currently showing, usually in London. This is a new format and we are open to see how the group might operate. For starters we suggest reading the script alongside going to see the staging. Feel free to bring extracts of other texts and documentation of other stagings to share. We invite suggestions of what to go and see next and will use our combined knowledge to secure cheap tickets, buddying up to get day tickets or booking as a group.


Legacies of Cyberfeminism reading group
Legacies of Cyberfeminism #3 – Networks, Collaborations and Forms of Labour
Legacies of Cyberfeminism #4 – Critical Interrogations
The Legacies of Cyberfeminism reading group facilitates a dialogue based on a selection of books and articles found in the Kathy Rae Huffman Archive. Established by Goldsmiths PhD candidates Mihaela Brebenel and Dimitra Gkitsa the reading group have selected materials that consider modes and forms of imagining futures and of engaging with fictions. The aim is to address how these writings from the late 1990s and mid-2000s and their legacies can be set in conversation with contemporary exaltations and exhaustions of discourses on feminism, artistic practices, and activism.