University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Since Each of Us Was Several: Collaboration in the Context of the Differential Self

Cull, LK (2015) Since Each of Us Was Several: Collaboration in the Context of the Differential Self In: Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9781137462466 (Submitted)

[img] Text
Collaboration_chapter_revised_FINAL.docx
Restricted to Repository staff only until 1 December 2018.
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (260kB)
[img]
Preview
Text (licence)
SRI_deposit_agreement.pdf
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB) | Preview

Abstract

This chapter draws from the work of the US performance company, Goat Island and the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to develop the concept of the ‘differential self’: a self preceded and ceaselessly (re-)constituted by its relations. It argues that the differential self requires us to expand the definition of collaboration – not simply as work by more than one person, but a continuum of activities by individual authors, as well as groups. The chapter proposes that Deleuze and Guattari, and Goat Island, dismantle the (real) myth of individual autonomy through collaborative activity, but that this is not tantamount to a rejection of a natural self-presence. It concludes that philosophy and performance are not the products of pre-existing subjects – however unified or dispersed – but productions of subjectivities, plural.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Cull, LKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 December 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords : collaboration, authorship, Deleuze, Guattari, performance, philosophy
Related URLs :
Additional Information : Copyright 2015 Palgrave Macmillan
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Nov 2015 15:06
Last Modified : 11 Nov 2015 15:06
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/809325

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800