The Factory is the second research project by Ébana Garín and Camila Karl's company Undisciplined Body. With this project, the core group continues to develop their practices within the creative process. The company works with Foucault’s biopolitical theory, focusing primarily on corporal discipline.
Undisciplined Body’s creation and scenic research was born in 2012 out of a focus on the conditioning that the theatrical discipline imposes on the scene and on the performers’ bodies. Using this as a jumping off point, co-founders Camila Karl and Ébana Garín began a series of scenic experiments in search of a genuine gesture which resulted in The Clinic. This project was supported by the fund Bicentennial Juan Gómez Millas from the University of Chile. The company was in residence at Château de Monthelon, France (2014) and participated in festivals in France, “Le rencontres de Monthelon,” in Switzerland, and “Zürcher Theater Spektakle” and “Noorderzone Performing Arts Festival” in Holland. During 2015, the core group, including art theory professors, worked on a book that revives the experience of The Clinic from the perspective of artists. The project was made possible with sponsorship and support from the University of Chile.