Collaborative Projects

Synonyms of collaboration include concert, harmony, and synergy.

Synergy is especially powerful as a word for the collaborative experience; a process which produces a result greater than the sum of its parts.

One plus one does not equal two, it creates Art.


Collaborations with Rebecca Patek

L.A. Dierker’s collaborations with Rebecca Patek span a period of over fifteen years. Premieres and performance venues have included the Mulberry Street Theater, The Chocolate Factory, The Kitchen and MoMA in NYC and the Fringe Festival in Philadelphia. They also were honored as Artists in Residence at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire.

Below is a video excerpt of The Future Was Looking Better In The Past: My Family Herstory:Or from religious persecution to american greed to murderous infamy to denial, repression and the slow dissolution into moral confusion, financial ruin and karmic retribution. The piece was co-commissioned and presented with Abrons Arts Center at The Chocolate Factory.

The Future Was Looking Better In The Past invokes the story of Leopold and Loeb to hold a mirror to her own “crimes” and investigate a personal history involving familial guilt, tainted blood, and bad karma. Music and sound design by L.A. Dierker can be heard in its entirety here:


video Excerpt of The Future Was Looking Better in the Past


CREDITS: Created by Rebecca Patek. Performed by John Hoobyar, Sheila Lewandowski, David Patek, Sam Roeck, Chris Tyler, Peter Mills Weiss and Jaime Wright. Music and Sound Design by L.A. Dierker. Lighting Design by Joe Levasseur. Video Design and Production by David Pym. Video Production by Vincent Lafrance.