9. What is the difference between working alone and collaborating with others?

By working alone, all decision makings are on one person. From building concepts to where the final piece goes, the one artist has all the freedom and responsibility to the art work.On the other hand, when collaborating with others, decisions are made by multiple people.

Both working alone and collaborating have pros and cons. When working alone, it is all about one artist’s opinion, and what he/she says goes. On the other hand, when collaborating with others, some compromise are expected from each other. As Hubbard and Birchler mentioned that it is very difficult to find a place where they both fit in. They always try to find the third place where they both have the same investment in terms of relation or attachment or dis-attachment so that they can avoid an imbalance of integrations.

However, good thing about collaborating is there is a combination of different abilities. Maybe one person is not good at one thing, but another is. The art work is not limited to one person’s ability and has multiple possibilities.

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One thought on “9. What is the difference between working alone and collaborating with others?

  1. I agree that there can be pros and cons to both working alone and collaborating. One thing I think might be a difficult con would be claims of ownership. Communication would be key in agree how much effort is put in on both parts and weather or not people are holding up to their own end of creating the piece. Carrie Mae Weems employed people as actors for photography that recreated moments in history. She let their personalities and characters play a part in the portrayal of the character whom they were to embody. Even though their voices came through in the end result, since this piece was thought of and executed primarily by Weems, she gets the full credit of the series.

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