Collaborative practice as a creative strategy
Many artists have used collaborative approaches as a creative methodology to make artefacts, among other things, with the pretension of experimenting and obtaining unexpected results or simply to enjoy a communal experience.
Concepts like 'objective chance' were forged by surrealists to describe overwhelming coincidences that happened after using cooperative games that favour random and unforeseen results.
Additionally, these creative methods reinforced psychic bonds between the participants. According to André Breton, the artworks produced using these procedures were characterised by the style of a 'collective authority'.
Similarly, Brion Gysin and William Burroughs refer to the psychic phenomenon that manifests during shared artistic sessions as 'the third mind': a superior and unseen collaborator that shows when two minds work together.