Entanglements of Two: A Series of Duets (Book)

Edited collection presenting an investigation of the entanglement of form and practice seen through the lens of the smallest multiple unit of collaboration: the pair. It focuses on a ten-year period in the work of Karen Christopher, alongside wider reflections on the duet as a concept in artistic and social life. 9 b/w illus. 19 col. illus.

Category: Performing Arts

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Drawing out the particularities of working in twos, with a focus on collaborative performance making, this book considers the duet as a particular configuration in which to think, the duo a microcosm of humankind, and presents everyday entanglement of form and practice seen through the lens of the smallest multiple unit.

Mary Paterson is an independent writer, researcher and curator. With Intellect she previously published Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation (2020), co-edited with Roberta Mock. 

Karen Christopher is a collaborative performance maker, performer, and teacher. Her company, Haranczak/ Navarre Performance Projects, has been engaged in creating a series of duet performances. Karen was a member of the influential Chicago-based Goat Island performance group for 20 years.

[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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