Project Description

The Verbatim Formula project lends itself to different types of performances at different events and in all types of spaces. We often blend our verbatim testimonies with other types of performance styles chosen by young people such as spoken word or song.

We have performed at the Inside Out festival at Barts Pathology Museum and as part of the Being Human festival at the Wellcome Trust. Please read about us in The Guardian.

We have also created a sound installation and shared verbatim testimonies at training sessions and events for QMUL Professional Services and academic staff.

In 2018, the team created an Audio Chat Back Event at Battersea Arts Centre, performing the testimonies in the building’s corridors, its nooks and crannies and on its roof balcony.

We use a careful process with the documentation of our events. We obtain consent to use audio material and for images, never revealing identities without full permission, making audios anonymous, and/or taking photos that do not reveal identities.

Many of the photos that you see on this website have been taken by our anthropologist-photographer, Paula Siqueira. If you are interested in this kind of arts documentation please get in touch. Paula works commercially too, and if you wish to see more of her work, please take a look at her website.