I have contributed to a new book edited by Chloé Déchery, and will be participating at its launch event on Tuesday 7 March, 2023. Details on the book and event below.
Performing Collaboration in Solo Performance:
A Duet Without You and Practice as Research
Edited by Chloé Déchery
The book provides an investigation grounded in creative writing and practice-as-research methodology and explores the issues of authorship and collaborative labour in contemporary performance. This investigation is set in the context of a world more and more characterized by fragmentation, displacement and virtual communication and relationships. It addresses and playfully engages with the following questions: what is a collaborative body? Can a sole performer carry out a collaborative practice ? Can we stand in for others? What forms of “coming-together” might take place when distance remains between those who perform and those who spectate?
The book contains the full-length version of the score from A Duet Without You, an original performance piece created between 2013 and 2015 by Chloé Déchery in collaboration with a range of artistic collaborators working inter- and cross-disciplinary, including Karen Christopher, Pedro Iñes, Simone Kenyon, Marty Langthorne, Tom Parkinson, Michael Pinchbeck and Deborah Pearson.
Alongside the playtext, the book entails a collection of essays written by independent writers, artists and academics and dedicated to the politics of collaboration, ranging from performative responses and co-authored articles to in-depth theoretical essays.
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Performance Research Forum presents Chloé Déchery
Tuesday 7th March, 6.30-8pm
Goldsmiths, University of London
A round-table talk hosted by Clare Finburgh Delijani, with Mary Paterson, Diana Damien Martin, Karen Christopher and Chloé Déchery.
Big capacity, no need to book in advance.