Playing together in the dark

  lieder-alice-1010149vs lieder-bosch-ben_500 lieder-heights_18041518 lieder-29s091421   Collaboration is a tricky, alchemical thing: when it works, it works immediately, effortlessly, gleefully, thoughtfully. When it doesn't  . . .  It really doesn't. Working on NIGHT SCHOOL with Rena Hopkins, Ben Willis, Rachael Ahn Harbert, and Marianne Brass - this collaboration works, the mind enacted in the physical world, eyes ears muscles brain, making the real even more real. It's a lab, it's a poem, it's a playground. And we learn from one another, so for us it's night school, too. [Photos courtesy Rick Lieder: Rena Hopkins/ALI<E, Ben Willis/Garden of Earthly Delights, Rachael Ahn Harbert/the Heights, Marianne Brass/ALI<E. ]

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