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CAPP Practice and Power, Create, Dublin (2018). Photo: Joseph Carr.
CAPP Practice and Power, Create, Dublin (2018). Photo: Joseph Carr.

In June 2018, Dublin was host to a four-day, major transnational event exploring questions of negotiation, exchange and representation in contemporary collaborative arts practice.

Artists across the world are engaging with diverse constituencies to develop projects that seek to influence and expand the possibilities for greater participation and agency across artistic, cultural and socio-political spheres. Practice and Power considered this paradigm shift towards collaborative processes and methodologies within the arts.

An international community of artists, participants, community activists thinkers, policy makers and programmers gathered in Dublin for this major event, which was the culmination of a series of public Staging Posts held at key points across the Collaborative Arts Partnership Project (CAPP) partner network over 2017/2018. Practice and Power marked the final and most significant dissemination moment for CAPP. Attendees were immersed in the field through workshops, discussion events, networking opportunities, launches, and keynote talks.

We understand that many people were unable to attend this event, and so in the coming weeks and months, we will share media – audio recordings, videos, and images, from Practice and Power, on this page.

Practice and Power: Experience the Event

It is hard to condense four intensive days of discussion, debate, inspiration, creation into just a few minutes, but the following video captures the essence of Practice and Power – a diverse, varied programme featuring the best of contemporary European collaborative arts practice.

Video: Arcade Films

The Realm of Possibility – an Acoustic Footprint

Sound by Susanne Bosch & Seán Mac Erlaine

Over the last four years, Susanne Bosch, CAPP Artist Researcher, gathered about 200 hours of audio recordings from the CAPP network meetings, events, dialogues, conversations and exchanges. She captured countless moments attempting to verbally de-construct and newly construct this field of interconnectedness through collaborative arts. A sound piece has been developed in collaboration with composer, musician and producer Seán Mac Erlaine that captures the polyphonic, multi-layered complex web of conversations.

The sound piece is 20 min long, contains 20 different voices and was developed for both stereo listening as well as Dolby 5.1 surround environments.

CAPP Practice and Power, Create, Dublin (2018). Photo: Joseph Carr
CAPP Practice and Power, Create, Dublin (2018). Photo: Joseph Carr.

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