Last week we invited many of the artists who work with the company to the Southbank Centre to have one of those ‘clearing in the forest moments’ taking a pause to retake our barings. How would you describe the company? Maybe like this. Entelechy is now over 400 people coming together in different groups and sub groups. People who have different ages, different abilities, different backgrounds. Small clusters of thought and imagination and energy weaving in and out and merging into huge clusters -tight movement but no-one ever crashing. We’ve been working with a distinctive methodology for the last twenty years but haven’t named it; maybe haven’t realised it. Like the David Foster Wallace story:-
‘There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?” ‘
It just evolved. I guess you can’t always wander around saying you work in a company that’s like a flock of starlings so we have described the different ways of making connection -different spaces that all have an interconnected function. Looks a bit like this. Entelechy’s World .