I slept like a stone – Exhibition

Group Exhibition curated by Sheena Barrett and Julia Moustacchi.
From 18th June to 19th August 2018.
The LAB Gallery. Foley Street, Dublin 1.
Curated by Sheena Barrett and Julia Moustacchi

‚I Slept Like A Stone‘ explores the potentials of collaborative and socially engaged arts practice, how we connect, misunderstand each other, and eventually find new ways of communicating with each other through collective journeys. The exhibition looks at microcosms of shared stories to consider alternative ways of behaving and misbehaving in the global political context. The very essence of a European funded project seeks to find ways of discovering our shared European-ness and promoting understanding, and as such, it takes the form of a collaborative undertaking.  For the past four years Create have led the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme with partners from across Europe.

CAPP Cartographies –  The Possible in Making and Being

Susanne Bosch’s role as an embedded artist researcher and skilled facilitator has supported the CAPP network (Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme) from 2014-2018 in its aims to provide creative spaces with the potential to bring out new conversations, meaningful relationships and transformative forms of collaborative engagement. CAPP Cartographies –  The Possible in Making and Being is a drawing based on statements by 12 core members of the CAPP network naming a specific moment in the project, where collaboration took place and in which form it appeared/became evident. The large window drawing consists of two parts, one at the LAB, the other one at 2 Curved Street. The drawings weave together the polyphonic nature of this field, and seeks to make visible the skillful, complex organisational and relational matrix in collaborative work.

CAPP Arts based research

From the outset, CAPP deliberately employed an arts based research methodology to track and be present to this four year journey. Susanne positioned herself within CAPP, as an embedded artist researcher and as a critical friend. Her ethnographic approach created close one to one encounters with CAPP partners, artists, constituencies and collaborators. She attended all nine partner meetings as well as five Staging Posts which were devised as locally based public dissemination moments for CAPP and were held in Helsinki, Madrid, London, St Helen’s and Osnabrück. Using her practice of Art of Hosting and discursive methods developed by peers1 and herself, Susanne facilitated many key sessions within the partner meetings and Staging Posts.

In agreement with Create and CAPP partners Susanne developed a dialogical format, where the research process engaged critical analysis of socially engaged, collaborative artistic practices from different institutional, participant and artists perspectives. The research was carried out not about, but with the key stakeholder groups and individuals involved. In addition to many skype and email conversations, Susanne visited 7 projects onsite and spoke directly to 25 artists, 6 partners, 2 groups of participants as well as 8 stakeholders

This booklet forms part of the public dissemination moment in Dublin which contains the interviews, reflections and conversations with multiple practitioners, organisations and participants in the CAPP project.

Practice and Power is the principal platform for sharing and disseminating the research gathered via Susanne Bosch over the course of the four-year project. Susanne’s process as an artist and researcher within CAPP created equal opportunities for exchange between all involved and at all times cast the participant as expert and co producer of knowledge. By deciding to invite an artistic research process, CAPP is excited to present the outcome of an artistic dialogical knowledge generation in artistic formats, which offers highly valuable resources for the collaborative arts sector across Europe.


1 Dialogical knowledge through exchange was created at the poarch talks and long dinner tables developed by artist Lois Weaver, and at the dilemma talks by artist Tellervo Kalleinen.
https://split-britches.squarespace.com/publicaddresssystems and http://tellervo.net/



Susanne's Involvement


Exhibitions, Installations
Collaboration, Conviviality, Participation