STATE documents a series of interrelated projects by Susanne Bosch and Anthony Haughey which explore the phenomena of migration and migratory culture in an attempt to trace and map out their respective specific contested spaces. The artists have worked together since 2006, both collaboratively and individually with migrants in Ireland (north and south), wider Europe and North Africa. Their creative investigations are based on the premise of a principal situatedness of art in place and community and its connectedness through dialogic exchange. They employ a range of strategies, from direct engagement with migrants to provocative public interferences, which expose the structures of power that impose vulnerability and marginalisation on individuals. Their work has been exhibited widely internationally and their individual art works are represented in numerous public and private collections.
About the Artist
Susanne Bosch’s practice enters 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.
Anthony Haughey is an artist and photography lecturer, supervising practice-based doctorates. He was Senior Research Fellow (2005-8) at the Interface Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design in Belfast School of Art, where he completed a PhD by Prior Publication in 2009. His artworks and research have been widely exhibited and published and collected nationally and internationally
About the Publisher
Project Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre based in Temple Bar, Dublin, which hosts visual arts, theatre, dance, music, and performance.