Welcome to the curious home page. We call our company "curious" because what drives us as artists is an intense curiosity about the world in which we live.

As curious we have produced over 40 projects in a range of disciplines including performance, installation, publication and film. Each of the projects starts with a question such as; "what smell reminds you of home?" (On the Scent); "what is lost and what is found in places undergoing rapid regeneration and change?" (Lost & Found); "why is the American gun lobby promoting feminine protection?" (Three Semi Automatics Just for Fun), "what do you long for and where do you belong?" (be)longing) and "what are gut feelings?" (Autobiology).  Our investigations involve intimate, personal journeys alongside public research and enquiry. This leads us into collaborations and conversations with a huge range of people - truckstop waitresses, biological scientists, political refugees, occularists, nuclear weapons experts, sex workers, old folks' social groups and lost property workers to name a few.

Curious was formed in 1996 by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris. Since then, the company has developed a reputation for its edgy, humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics, work that has been called as smart as it is seductive.  In 2011 Curious were delighted to invite Claudia Barton to join the company as an Associate Artist.

Curious books and DVDs can be purchased through the Artsadmin shop and the company runs a variety of workshops, mentoring and training sessions for artists nationally and internationally.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thu 3 Nov 2016: ASTR 2016 TRANSformance program -

    It was a pleasure to be asked by Jen Parker Starbuck and Josh Abrams to work on a performance program for ASTR 2016. The cal...
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As part of BMW Tate Live publication and App 'Perform Experience ReLive' Helen wrote a series of 'close performances' for the page  ...

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LADA Screens launch event and screening of two short films by Curious with Andrew Kötting.  ‘Landfill’, 2011 An idyllic location, a perfect spot, but something just isn't quite right, something doesn't fit. Shot on the crum...

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Delighted to be giving a talk and workshop as part of the fabulous San Francisco Dancing with the So Called Dead Festival...