I will quote Natascha here: ‘A collaboration is not a thing of “I make this and you make that”. It is a thing of “we make that together”. It is not something like “Oh look, I have this poem (or Installation, or picture or whatever), what can you do with that?” It is more like “Oh look, I have this poem (or Installation, or picture or whatever) what do you think about it?” And then it is not a “Oh look, what I’ve done with your poem (or Installation, or picture or whatever)” It is a “I think we can do this and that (put in a zillion things) and then the magic of teamwork begins. Brainstorming, discussions, just talking about, mixing up all the ideas, make compromises and so on. There is no place for something like envy or jealousy, we always give our ideas or tricks or whatever to each other.’
We just learned to do it this way (our way) maybe because of who we are, and most importantly the great mutual respect and yes the trust we have in each other. Trust and respect, and another ingredient, I hinted at in my post, the fact we are very much on the same wave-length. We say, “Yes, Yes, Yes!!” more than we say, “Hmm I don’t know about that.” Our brainstorming sessions start from the first moment we stand and say "Ok, we need this and that".. and then the other will say “Oh yes and that and this.” and this process carries all the way into post -pro editing.
Dale Innis and I have been building worlds on Kitely since 2012 too. At first I asked Dale for his help on a total water world, where sharks abound and it is at midnight. He built some perilous boats that sank slowly and moved randomly… They were perfect!