Who Cares About Collaboration?
Utopic visions of communications have suggested that technology would alter the way we worked together – bringing us closer, allowing for new forms of intimacy to burgeon. While this is many respects true, the over-saturated sphere, which involves one being ‘connected’ has shifted the nature in which we are able to engage with one another. How then do we form a framework for collaboration? This talk seeks to consider what it means to collaborate with artists, curators, writers, and institutions in a networked era, where conflict can be transposed across epic distances at the click of a button. As arts practitioners, we seek to ask: should we collaborate, and if so, why, and what is the best practice that we can adopt?
This talk is part of a public reception for the recipient of the inaugural residency collaboration between The White Building and Eyebeam.
Speakers include: Kristin Lucas and Joe McKay, Artists; Ramsey Nasser, Artist; Sarah Perks, Artistic Director, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Omar Kholeif, Curator, Writer and Editor and Head of Programming The WhiteBuilding, London, and Roddy Schrock, Director of Programmes and Residencies, Eyebeam.