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Create News 26 – Anna Furse: I am Not a Piece of Meat

I Am Not a Piece of MeatCREATE NEWS 26

I Am Not a Piece of Meat: Collaborative Practice and the Body

Anna Furse in conversation with Susanne Bosch

"AN ANATOMY ACT deals with the morbid, but with humour. I’m taking people on an uncomfortable and disturbing journey. I hope people feel comforted by the fact that these taboos about death, our own imminent passing, and of our bodies being opened are somehow okay. It’s ok to have that anxiety. In death we’re all the same. The tone of dead skin is very similar after it has been treated for dissection, no matter what skin colour in life. But the cadaver is both about common human denominators and individual nuances. Surgeons say that every heart is unique. Everybody’s interior has its own character and I find that utterly fascinating."

Read more in Create News 26 [PDF]

Anna Furse is a theatre maker and professor at Goldsmiths University. In year one of Create’s four year Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), Anna delivered The Theatre of Our Bodies workshop as one of a number of Continuing Professional Development workshops (CPDs) Create programmed in 2015. As a CAPP Residency artist, she devised ANNA FURSE PERFORMS AN ANATOMY ACT: SHOW AND TELL, a performance lecture in 2016. I AM NOT A PIECE OF MEAT is one of Create’s CAPP commissions launched in 2018; an immersive digital artwork which extends research that shaped AN ANATOMY ACT, and CORPOGRAPHY, an analogue artbook that will be published in spring 2019.

Dr. Susanne Bosch is an artist and independent researcher. She was the Artist Researcher between 2014 and 2018.

Create News 25

The Infrastructure of Public ArtCREATE NEWS 25

The Infrastructure of Public Art

Caroline Cowley in conversation with Grainne Coughlan

"Working with artists within the local authority has the potential to change how we all do things. I am aware too that while the artist may work on these local platforms, their reputational reach is International. I am interested in how the local responds to the global through art, where the site/s are constantly shifting and making different connections back to Fingal."

Read more in Create News 25 [PDF]

Caroline Cowley is Public Art Officer for Fingal County Council, Grainne Coughlan is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, at Dublin Institute of Technology, and a freelance writer and researcher. Against the backdrop of the launch of Infrastructure, Fingal Arts Office per cent for art programme 2017 – 2021, Create News 25 features an excerpt of a conversation they had concerning Public Art, arts infrastructure, local authorities and the distinction between collaborative, co-produced and socially engaged art.

Create News 24

Direct Provision Diary – CREATE NEWS 24

Direct Provision Diary

Vukasin Nedeljkovic

"There are many people of different nationalities speaking their native languages. Men, women, and children wait impatiently to be assessed. I am brought to a small room where two forensic officials take my fingerprints..."

Read more in CREATE NEWS 24 [PDF]

Vukasin Nedeljkovic is an artist and founder of Asylum Archive. His recent works include Reiterating Asylum Archive: documenting direct provision in Ireland, 2018 and Asylum Archive: an Archive of Asylum and Direct Provision in Ireland, 2016, 2017.

Vukasin was recently awarded the 2017 Arts Council Artist in the Community scheme Bursary: Art and Activism, and is currently working on an Asylum Archive publication, featuring artworks and essays. For Create News number 24, Vukasin shared his experience in Direct Provision and his ongoing work with Asylum Archive.

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