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Economies of Collaboration in Performance

More than the Sum of the Parts

  • Karen Savage
  • Dominic Symonds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 1-25
  3. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 27-55
  4. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 57-95
  5. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 97-120
  6. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 121-157
  7. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 159-185
  8. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 187-212
  9. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 213-238
  10. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 239-277
  11. Karen Savage, Dominic Symonds
    Pages 279-283
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 285-311

About this book

Introduction

This is a book about collaboration in the arts, which explores how working together seems to achieve more than the sum of the parts. It introduces ideas from economics to conceptualize notions of externalities, complementarity, and emergence, and playfully explores collaborative structures such as the swarm, the crowd, the flock, and the network. It uses up-to-date thinking about Wikinomics, Postcapitalism, and Biopolitics, underpinned by ideas from Foucault, Bourriaud, and Hardt and Negri. In a series of thought-provoking case studies, the authors consider creative practices in theatre, music and film. They explore work by artists such as Gob Squad, Eric Whitacre, Dries Verhoeven, Pete Wyer, and Tino Seghal, and encounter both live and online collaborative possibilities in fascinating discussions of Craigslist and crowdfunding at the Edinburgh Festival. What is revealed is that the introduction of Web 2.0 has enabled a new paradigm of artistic practice to emerge, in which participatory encounters, collaboration, and online dialogue become key creative drivers. Written itself as a collaborative project between Karen Savage and Dominic Symonds, this is a strikingly original take on the economics of working together.

Keywords

performance practice performing arts collaborative activity keynesian theory economy of performance

Authors and affiliations

  • Karen Savage
    • 1
  • Dominic Symonds
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

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