Collecting Ourselves is a collaborative creative process, a performance and a book. The Chicago-based performance ensemble People On a Stage embarked on an eight-month journey through this frontier in thinking and acting. Collecting Ourselves addresses the individualism of our culture and fosters a collective lifestyle that builds community and addresses creativity as a group process. This artists’ book is a collection of the journals, workshop writings and imagery, and photographs produced by the group process. It is a concrete representation of the ephemeral time and space spent together in the creation of the performance.
Michael Chad St. John
Nicolas Shawn King Ruley