Backgrounds offer amazing character and content to an 'Unwilling Collaboration'. They can dramatically set the tone and give the viewer a recognizable subject with which to begin devolving the interactions. Each piece has an embedded timeline. Images with apparent backgrounds make it simpler to see how each layer can be stripped apart and broken-down into individual actions. These types of images highlight the parallels of the series to collage, the difference being, they are a grouping of artists rather then a mix of images.