An Exercise in Collaboration is an experimental project by In The Meantime exploring the processes, intricacies and challenges involved in working collaboratively.
Through weekly meetings over four months, In The Meantime attempted to work towards a collaborative outcome. At each meeting they played and experimented with different ideas and materials, documenting them as they are workshopped and then rejected. Struggling to find a collective outcome, the group formed rules and restrictions to structure their play before finally agreeing to disagree. Culminating in a flash night at Kings ARI, the artists presented their collaborative process as a live performance alongside video, drawing and written documentation from their meetings. The outcomes were unscripted and unknown, following a final intensive five hour working period prior to the opening time, in an attempt to resolve their collaborative dilemma.