We are Colin Poole (UK) and Simon Ellis (NZ) – two dance artists who collaborate as Colin, Simon & I. In this chapter we reflect on the nature of collaboration using Slavoj ŽiŽek's thinking about distortion and violence featured in The Parallax View and Violence: Six Sideways Reflections. The writing reflects our artistic experience – particularly with respect to the development and presentation of our latest performance project Because We Care – in building, maintaining, and challenging collaborative relationships. Whereas collaboration is conventionally thought to demand patience and harmony, we propose that it prospers under conditions that welcome antagonism, difference, friction, and even violence.
|Title of host publication||Žižek and Performance|
|Editors||Broderick Chow, Alex Mangold|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2014|