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Entanglements of Two

A Series of Duets

An investigation of the complex relationship of form and practice through the lens of the smallest multiple units of collaboration: the pair.

Drawing out the particularities of collaborative work, Entanglements of Two: A Series of Duets considers the duo as a microcosm of humankind. Focusing on a ten-year period in the work of collaborative performance maker Karen Christopher, the book explores the practical, philosophical, and aesthetic implications of working in pairs and offers wider reflections on the duet as a concept in artistic and social life. The twenty-five pieces in the collection—from an international group of collaborators, artists, and performance scholars, alongside writing from related disciplines, including linguistics, physics, poetry, and theology—offer critical reflections on artistic collaboration and entanglement and contemplate their significance on an interpersonal and global level. A foreword by writer and artist Season Butler rounds out this essential volume.

168 pages | 25 halftones | 6.69 x 9.61 | © 2021

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Table of Contents


Opening gambit

Karen Christopher


Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects

Duet collaborations, 2010-21



Season Butler


Introductory fragment #1: the two of you 

Karen Christopher


Between Two Somethings

J. R. Carpenter


Duet Walk

Karen Christopher & Mary Paterson


Resonance of Two

Karen Christopher


Six Practices of Learning Together in Havruta

Orit Kent


Introductory fragment #2: heart and lungs 

Karen Christopher


Consider This (Control Signal)

Mary Paterson


Staying with the tremble

Eirini Kartsaki


What never stops?

Joe Kelleher


Invisible partners remain themselves inside

Litó Walkey



The Promise of More to Come (So Below)

Mary Paterson


On creating a climate of attention: the composition of our work

Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin


Not so much balanced as balancing (miles & miles)

Mary Paterson


The collaborative artistic working process of Control Signal:
A drama-linguistic exploration of the shifting of roles

Andrea Milde


Introductory fragment #3: tangled

Karen Christopher


Imagining Seven Falls 

Mary Paterson


Introductory fragment #4: a lot of rope

Karen Christopher


Always On Uneven Ground

Rajni Shah



TwoFold: Questions

Mary Paterson


A Physics Duet

David Berman




I have been thinking of you this whole time

Mary Paterson


Diffractions: record of a passage

David Williams


Contributors’ biographies

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