Care in socially engaged art seen under the magnifying glass
Event · Workshop
We cannot be without being together. What do we do? A joint reflection in community
Create is pleased to offer a workshop with artist Susanne Bosch exploring notions of care and community in socially engaged art.
Care is often considered a repetitive long-term activity, anything but quickly done and often not very “exciting”. But are there other ways of caring? In this workshop, Susanne Bosch and participants will collectively question their professional fields and each other about care and self-care tools, methods and abilities. These tools, methods and abilities will be explored in practical terms, with reference to artistic approaches. Participants will also engage critically with care, interrogating the recent invasion of care-related issues in the field, highlighting concepts including ‘infrastructural love’, ‘caring for support systems’, and ‘public welfare’.
How to Apply
This workshop is suitable for artists, arts and cultural practitioners, community workers and cultural project managers. There is a limited number of places for this workshop. To apply, please email Vance Lau at producer[at]create-ireland.ie with 100-200 words on what is of interest for you in attending this workshop and an additional 1-3 lines about your professional background. We accept written formats, but also voice notes and videos. The deadline for application is Wednesday 1st March, 4 pm. This workshop is offered free of charge. Please indicate in your email if you have any access requirements.
For me, art is a practice for entering into dialogue about social, political and historical events as well as an interface where, through/with aesthetic forms, a different way of dealing with given conditions can be tested. As an “interface activist” I work on long-term questions that deal with concepts of democracy and sustainable futures. This includes work on social visions and models of participation (e.g. Cities Exhibition, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine 2012-13; This is Tomorrow, Osnabrück, 2015; Subcontracted Nations, Qattan Foundation, Palestine 2018, and Solidarity Crunch Zones, Villa Massimo, Rome, 2020-21, come and go | linger, 2018-2020, AROSA_interactives roleplay, since 2019, ‚FiFis flat. THE WHOLE WORLD AT HOME‘, 2021, Time for the future, 2022), money (e.g. Left-over Penny Action/Restpfennigaktion, Germany, 1998- 2002; Naples, Italy, 2008-2009; Madrid, 2010-2011, Liechtenstein, 2017,) and migration (including ‚the border’, 2020 Berlin; Cartographies (of) a Landscape, 2020 DA Gravenhorst; The Prehistory of Crisis II, Belfast and Dublin, 2009).
Providing a safe and inclusive space/ workshop
It is important to us to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible and therefore would like to make you aware of our suggestions before you come on the day:
– provide masks and sanitiser on-site
– ensure good ventilation where possible
– provide regular comfort breaks
Further, we propose the following basic health and hygiene practices as community virus prevention actions:
– The facilitator will be unmasked to avoid communication barriers
– We encourage mask wearing, according to individual needs
– Please continue to use good sanitation with hand washing and sanitising
– Please maintain social distancing where possible
– Please follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your bent elbow when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and safely into a nearby bin
– If you have any cold, flu or COVID symptoms, please do not attend the workshop