Create and partner VISUAL Carlow present a workshop with artist Fiona Woods, on the Politics of Context.
This workshop will consider the field of practice within which socially engaged artists operate, and explore some of the tools that can be used to critically assess and navigate its various and sometimes conflicting interests. The workshop will include theoretical considerations and practical explorations, supporting participants in an analysis and peer critique of their own modes of practice. The politics of institutions and ‘ekstitutions’ will also be discussed. This workshop is aimed at both emerging and established artists working in collaborative and socially engaged arts.
Places are limited, please book early to secure a place.
Fiona Woods is a visual artist, writer, curator and educator. She works with aesthetics, text and critical spatial practice, often in a co-productive capacity with others. Woods employs social, public and institutional circuits to explore ideas of what we have ‘in common’, using modes of co-production oriented towards a politics of the Commons.
She is currently working on a commission for EVA 2020. Her project, Walking Silvermines, is part of the Arte Util archive initiated by Tania Bruguera. Woods has carried out commissions / residencies in Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Ireland, Lithuania, Sweden, Turkey, UK and US. Known for her theoretical and practice-based expertise in the field of socially engaged art, she is currently a PhD researcher at TU Dublin.