III is a body of artistic work by choreographer Teoma Naccarato and composer John MacCallum. Adopting a wide range of formats such as live, livestream, durational, and 1-1 performance, their collaborative work has been presented since 2013 in theaters, galleries, and film festivals internationally.

Each hybrid performance-installation created as part of III is a microcosm: a site to interrogate the ongoing mediation of bodies and identities in techno-cultures. Through the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies, this artistic work engages with the aesthetic, computational and conceptual machinery of representation.

Recent projects include: III: Once Returned (2022-2023), a 72-hour durational performance live-streamed around-the-clock from an array of 12 surveillance cameras; Im/mediations: 9x9x9 (2022), a series of 9 portraits from 9 angles in extreme closeup, illuminating movement-within-stillness; and Im/mediations: REMAINS (2021), a livestream/dance-film set within the virtual architecture of multiple cameras gazing down at the performer from above.


Click on the images below to view documentation from each project.

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III Once Returned / 72 hour livestream

Created and Performed by: Teoma Naccarato & John MacCallum Video collaboration: Guillaume Cailleau

III: Regard

Created by John MacCallum and Teoma Naccarato Choreography & Video Editing: Teoma Naccarato Music: John MacCallum Director of Photography: Cat Rider Performers: Mizuho Kappa, Silvia Sisto, 江峰 Jiang Feng

III: Once Removed

Created and Performed by: Teoma Naccarato & John MacCallum

III: Synchronism

Created and performed by: Teoma Naccarato & John MacCallum | Photo: Robert Zbikowski

III: Cœur de cochon

Created and performed by: John MacCallum and Teoma Naccarato | Video Still

III: Tangente

Created by Teoma Naccarato & John MacCallum | Photo: Robert Zbikowski

III: Circulation

Created and performed by: Teoma Naccarato, John MacCallum, & Laura Boudou | Video Still


In addition to documentation from performances, on this site we offer you a window into key themes that have emerged in our collaborative practice over the past decade.

In the form of a process-based timeline, we elaborate on the notions of reproducibility, entrainment, materiality, temporality, relationality, impossibility, and multiplicity.

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Teoma Naccarato & John MacCallum

Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum have been collaborating since they met in 2013. Their collective work draws on their backgrounds in music composition, choreography, computer science, and creative writing, as well as their deep interest in performance art and philosophy. Together they have created numerous video and performance works which take as their starting point the materiality and temporality of the heart. With the use of stethoscopes and electrocardiograms they enliven sonic and haptic installations, and generate variable metronomes to introduce calculated unpredictability into the unfolding of live events. In addition to sensing the heart by way of technology, many of their performances and videos incorporate a dissected heart. Held between them, the flesh of the heart shapes the context of their shared touch, breath, and interaction, and invites questions related to mediation and representation of bodies in performance.

Recent performance works include III: Once Removed, III: Tangente, Synchronism, and Portraits, presented at venues in Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, Phoenix, London, Hamburg, and Berlin.  In addition, they have been awarded artist residencies at research centres such as IRCAM (Paris), Djerassi (California), CLOUD/Danslab (The Hague) and Lake Studios (Berlin). Since 2016 they have published a series of articles together in journals focussed on dance and somatics, music and composition, movement and computing, and performance philosophy, reflecting the trans-disciplinary breadth of their artistic and scholarly interests.

Teoma holds a PhD from the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University in the UK, and did her MFA at the Ohio State University, and her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, all in dance/choreography. John did his PhD at UC Berkeley, his MM at McGill University in Montreal, and his BM at the University of the Pacific in California, all in music composition. They have each held a variety of research and teaching positions over the years in the US and Europe, and currently live in Berlin with their cat.



For inquires related to projects in III, including invitations for performances and festivals, please contact: iii.naccaratomaccallum@gmail.com


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The links below guide you to additional work by Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum.