Roland Carline has been working in social work and applied arts in community settings since 1998. His commission with Goldsmiths CCA is the result of a long-term engagement, and sees Carline present four live works that manifest across the span of the exhibition, and feature his signature props, costumes and ‘loose parts’. The work moves through the register of humour and absurdity, celebrates collusion, and forges an embodied mode of spectatorship that sits with ambiguity and discomfort. For Carline the performers are at the heart of the process, so that the work itself can fall apart and reconstitute in new and unforeseen ways. Carline’s approach is to retreat into the work, allowing collaborators to take the lead – disrupting prevailing ideas of hierarchy within the artists’ practice.