Cecily Cullen: For collaboration to be successful and worthwhile, it takes a special alchemy between partners. The right combination of personalities, understanding and energy are just as vital as talent and vision. I relish working with people who are interested in building a shared vision.
One particular inspiration I would love to collaborate with is the avant-garde dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, who incorporated chance and risk into his creative process. Over the years, he partnered with many visual artists to whom he relinquished absolute control of costumes and sets to the extent that they became integral to the direction of the work. I have no idea what Cunningham was like as a person, but I am attracted to the notion of playing with the balance of control, and negotiating the thin line between holding it close and letting go.Continue reading for more from Cecily Cullen.