QUARTO is an artist duo consisting of Anna Mesquita and Leandro Zappala, who have collaborated since 2003. It’s a platform for research in interdisciplinary art, based in Brazil and Sweden. They produce their pieces through long-term projects in collaboration with artists and researchers from other fields. They are interested in questioning the notion and limits of the body and what this body can generate, emptying the idea of representation, creating thereby an ‘empty body’. Through this ‘empty body’, they seek to invite the audience for a singular and subjective experience.
QUARTO conceives the idea of a project as a mapping with no center or hierarchy. The performances are always open and created in perpetual motion. They are never almost completed, completed or soon to be completed; they are a constant effectuation and transmutation. The encounter with the audience produces resonances and reflections, leading to new unfoldings.