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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 3/4 x 9 1/2


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Table of Contents

[1] 

Opening gambit

Karen Christopher


[2]

Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects

Duet collaborations, 2010-21


[3] 

Foreword

Season Butler


[4]

Introductory fragment #1: the two of you 

Karen Christopher


[5]

Between Two Somethings

J. R. Carpenter


[6]

Duet Walk

Karen Christopher & Mary Paterson


[7]

Resonance of Two

Karen Christopher


[8]

Six Practices of Learning Together in Havruta

Orit Kent


[9]

Introductory fragment #2: heart and lungs 

Karen Christopher


[10]

Consider This (Control Signal)

Mary Paterson


[11]

Staying with the tremble

Eirini Kartsaki


[12]

What never stops?

Joe Kelleher


[13]

Invisible partners remain themselves inside

Litó Walkey

 

[14]

The Promise of More to Come (So Below)

Mary Paterson


[15]

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

Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin


[16]

Not so much balanced as balancing (miles & miles)

Mary Paterson


[17]

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

Andrea Milde


[18]

Introductory fragment #3: tangled

Karen Christopher


[19]

Imagining Seven Falls 

Mary Paterson


[20]

Introductory fragment #4: a lot of rope

Karen Christopher


[21]

Always On Uneven Ground

Rajni Shah

 

[22]

TwoFold: Questions

Mary Paterson


[23]

A Physics Duet

David Berman

 

[24]

Conclusion

I have been thinking of you this whole time

Mary Paterson


[25]

Diffractions: record of a passage

David Williams


[26]

Contributors’ biographies

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