New World Summit: Jonas Staal, Berlin (2012). Image : Lidia Rossner.

Create Collaborative Arts Networking Day
1st December, 2014

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Guest Artists

Dr Susanne Bosch is an artist and lecturer. Susanne works predominantly in public and on long-term questions, which tackle creative arguments around the ideas of democracy. Recurring themes in her practice are surviving, money and work, as well as migration, societal visions and participation models. She works collaboratively and individually and formally use site- and situation-specific interventions, installations, video, audio and drawing.

Bosch’s work is frequently developed site specifically to actively seek the participation of the general public, often times in the form of discussion and dialogue. She uses dialogical formats and methods such as writing, speaking and listening as well as workshops, seminars and Open Space conferences. Susanne achieved a PhD about her public artwork in 2012. From 2007-2012, she developed and led the Art in Public master programme at the University of Ulster in Belfast together with Dan Shipsides. She works predominantly in public and on long-term questions, which tackle creative arguments around the ideas of democracy. She is a trained Open Space facilitator (2008) and trained in conflict analysis and - management (2004). Susanne works internationally on exhibitions and projects. She is currently living in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Berlin.

 

Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin. She studied Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and Arts Management in UCD. Much of her work is performance based and collaborative. She has performed and exhibited both nationally and internationally recently taking part in Using the Museum, Van Abbemuseum, Holland; Belfast International Festival of Performance Art, University of Ulster, Belfast; Galway Dance Days in Collaboration with choreographer Emma Martin; The Year of the Flood, Flood Gallery, Dublin. Browne has curated a number of exhibitions including Out of Site from 2006-2008, Between You and Me and the Four Walls for IETM at Project Arts Centre in Dublin, Tulca Season of Visual Art 2010, Vital Signs Arts in Health in Context The Arts Council and Create and These Immovable Walls: Performing Power at Dublin Castle 2014. She has been commissioned and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Culture Ireland and The Office of Public Works. Upcoming projects include a percent for art commission for the Health Service Executive Ireland, Forecast with Commonage curatorial platform in Kilkenny and Motivational Deficit, Crawford Gallery, Cork. Browne is currently guest lecturer in sculpture and expanded practice at NCAD. She has curated the Create Networking Day for the last two years.

 

Valerie Connor is an independent curator and advisor, who works with individuals and small-scale organizations in the visual arts, She is a lecturer in photography at the Dublin Institute of Technology and Chairperson of the National Campaign for the Arts.

In 2003, she curated Ireland’s official participation at the 50th Venice Biennale of Art and also the 26th Biennale de São Paulo the following year. Valerie was the specialist adviser to the Arts Council from 2006 to 2010, and she was a board member of the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 2005 to 2010. Valerie is a graduate of the MPhil programme at the Centre for Women’s Studies in TCD, a member organisation of the NWCI. She often takes part in public, professional, and academic debates about the arts, drawing together ideas about cultural topics. Asked to talk about ‘ethical attitudes’ in art at the first Visual Arts Workers Forum in 2011, she drew on an article, called Feminism, Democratic Politics, and Citizenship, that she wrote for a special issue on Ireland of the journal Third Text in 2005. Other writings and criticism on art and culture have appeared in Document! (National Irish Visual Arts Library, 2012), Fugitive Papers #1 (2012) and Creative Ireland (Visual Artists Ireland, 2011).

 

Maddy Costa is a writer, crafter, dreamer and mother of two, based in London. A theatre and music critic since 1998, she is now dedicated to stretching what critical practice is and might be, through collaboration with different theatre companies, writers and general audiences. Since 2011, she has been critic-in-residence with Chris Goode & Company, documenting their processes and performed work through storytelling, interviewing and personal reflection. In 2012 she co-founded Dialogue, an ongoing project that invites people who make, watch and write about theatre to rethink their relationships with each other. Since 2013, she has been working with Fuel on a research project, New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood, hosting theatre clubs across the UK. In 2014 she became associate artist with Something Other, a new website dedicated that seeks to document live art for the digital gaze. She also writes about theatre and music for publications including the Guardian and Exeunt, and on her blog, Deliq.

 

Anna Furse is Head of Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, where she also leads the international laboratory MA in Performance Making and co-directs the Centre of the Body, Following early training with the Royal Ballet through the 1960’s and with Peter Brook in Paris and Grotowski’s Teatr Laboratorium in the 1970s, her career has included: 30 years as an award-winning director, writer, project leader, programmer, artistic director, curator, consultant and educator. She has directed over 50 productions from small scale to regional reps, theatre-in-education, disabled theatre, the RSC, for BBC radio, and touring internationally. A published/performed writer, her innovative anthology Theatre in Pieces (Methuen 2011) includes Don Juan.Who?/Don Juan.Kdo? her co-production with Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana, (FeEAST Festival, 2008). This work was evolved in cyberspace by a geographically dispersed company of 8 and invented fresh ways to harness technology for collaborative creation. Among several more recent smaller scale works, her solo work When We Were Birds premiered in Palermo in 2013 and was presented at Live Collision Festival and GIFT in 2014.

Anna regularly speaks at international conferences and leads masterclass/workshops (e.g. The Beijing Dance Academy 2013). Supporting younger artists includes mentoring for ACE (most recently Kerri McLean’s Mermaid project) and consultancy (Zoukak, Beirut).

 

Anthony Haughey has been working within culturally diverse art, community and academic contexts for more than 20 years, both as an artist and educator. He lives and works in Ireland. He is an artist and lecturer/researcher in the School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology where he is also a PhD supervisor at the Centre for Research in Transcultural Media Practice. He is an editorial advisor for the photographic journal Photographies published by Routledge (London). His work has been exhibited and collected internationally and is represented in many public and private collections. Recent exhibitions in 2014 include: Soundings; dlr Lexicon; Motivational Deficit; Crawford Gallery, Cork; and Making History and Homelands, Colombo Art Biennial. Exhibitions in 2013 include: Northern Ireland: 30 years of photography in the MAC and Belfast Exposed, New Irish Landscapes in the Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing; Homelands, a major British Council exhibition touring south Asia; Citizen in Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and MCAC, Portadown; and Strike! and Labour and Lockout at LCGA. He also completed a commission for the Aftermath project, which toured Ireland in autumn 2013. Monographs include The Edge of Europe (1996), Disputed Territory (2006) and an artist’s book with Susanne Bosch, State (2011) as well as numerous catalogues and art journals. He was awarded the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme: Bursary Award: Cultural Diversity (2013). He is currently working on a solo exhibition for LCGA in January 2015.

Through his recent projects Haughey has become increasingly interested in the dialogical relationship between his art practice, the Global Migration Research Network and various publics. He intends reflectively writing through these processes by drawing on academic, visual culture, political and community art discourse analysis to expand and critically contribute to theoretical debates within socially engaged art practices in Ireland and internationally at this time of global economic crisis.

 

Britt Jurgensen is a German theatre and performance artist resident in Anfield, Liverpool. After travelling a lot, first out of curiosity and later as an independent director, performer and project facilitator, she became intrigued by the notion of the local and finding ways to belong where she lived. In 2011 she got involved in 2up2down (today known as Homebaked), a commission by Liverpool Biennial for Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. Britt is a co-producer of both the Bakery Co-operative and Community Land Trust. She directed and co-scripted The Anfield Home Tour for Homebaked as part of the 2012 Biennial and We are here to stay, a performative conversation as part of the Future City event in 2013.

Currently she works for the Homebaked Land Trust as a community engagement officer and collaborates with Jeanne van Heeswijk on several projects, using her skills to work with people in order to explore individual and collective narratives and filter these into performative encounters with the broader public. Her understanding of the local has shifted and she is travelling again.

 

Artist Ailbhe Murphy’s practice has explored questions of agency, knowledge and representation in urban, neighbourhood and organisational situations. Earlier work includes long-term collaborations with IMMA, St. Michael’s Estate Family Resource Centre, the LYCS and City Arts including Once is Too Much (1987 – 2004) and Tower Songs (2003-2006). She was awarded her Ph.D from the University of Ulster, Belfast in 2011. She is a member of the interdisciplinary art and research platform Vagabond Reviews which combines socially engaged art and research practice. Current Vagabond Reviews projects include Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles as part of Phoenix Rising, Art and Civic Imagination currently on exhibition at the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Arcade Project a community-based, arts research initiative in collaboration with the Rialto Youth Project. Other projects include the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s Legacy Project (2013) curated by Valerie Connor. Still, We Work was exhibited at the Gallery of Photography and 126 Gallery, Galway as part of the Tulca Visual Arts festival 2013 and at Cork City Hall and EU House Dublin in 2014 and the Sliabh Bán Art House (2011-2012), a participatory public art project commissioned by Galway City Council, which explored concepts of home, displacement and embodied local identities in a new and culturally diverse Galway neighbourhood.

 

Marjetica Potrc is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana and Berlin. Her many community-based on-site projects include Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003) and The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour (Stedelijk Goes West, Amsterdam, 2009). Since 2011, she has been a professor at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg. Students of her course Design for the Living World develop participatory design projects during long-term residencies such as the Soweto Project (Soweto, SA, 2014). Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including in such major exhibitions as the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009), the São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006), and Skulptur: Projekte in Münster, Germany (1997). She has shown her work regularly at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm since 2003; among her important solo exhibitions are shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001), the List Visual Arts Centre at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004), the De Appel Foundation for Contemporary Art in Amsterdam (2004), the Portikus Gallery in Frankfurt am Main (2006), The Curve at the Barbican Art Galleries in London (2007), the Max Protetch Gallery in New York (2008), and the Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art in Basel (2012).

She has also been a visiting professor at a number of other institutions, including  MIT (2005) and IUAV in Venice (2008, 2010). In Potrc's view, the sustainable solutions that are implemented and disseminated by communities serve to empower these communities and help create a democracy built from below. Potrc has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007).

 

Jonas Staal is an artist who lives and works in Rotterdam. He studied monumental art in the Netherlands (NL) and the US. He is a PhD researcher in contemporary propaganda at the University of Leiden, NL. His work includes interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures, and publications, and focuses on the relationship between art, politics, and ideology. His essay Post-propaganda (2009) and publication Power?… To Which People?! (2010), provide the theoretical basis for this line of work. His most recent book is Art, Property of Politics III: Closed Architecture (2011), which researches a prison model developed by far-right Freedom Party politician Fleur Agema. His work has appeared in various exhibitions,most recently he was selected to be in the 9th Berlin Biennale, with the New World Summit Parliament,

The New World Summit is an alternative parliament for political and juridical representatives of organizations currently placed on international terrorist lists. Past work includes: 7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2012; Enacting Populism, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012; 1:1 Hans van Houwelingen & Jonas Staal, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp, 2011–12; Tricksters Tricked—(un)covering identity, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2010; and History of Art, the, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2010. He regularly publishes in newspapers and magazines such as de Groene Amsterdammer, Metropolis M, and NRC Handelsblad.

Jonas Staal with Moussa Ag Assarid presented the collaborative project New World Embassy: Azawad. It explores the intersection of art, theory, and activism through the proposition of temporarily instituting an operational embassy as an extraterritorial space of representation, negotiation, and international exchange.