The performance-duo QUARTO consists of Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala. In between 2003 until now they have created 3 series in 3 parts: WIP, BEAUTY and ROPE, which are not trilogies in a classical sense but rather long-term research work, each piece is autonomous and yet intertwined, creating a sense of coherency. They invest in research within interdisciplinary art, deeply rooted in the interaction between theory and practice, together with other artists and researchers. Engaged primarily with philosophical questions regarding power relations and the limits of the body, they seek to generate thought and subjectivity through a radical, visual and physical experience. Anna and Leandro live and work between two distinct cultures, the Brazilian and the Swedish during 17 years.