I Slept Like A Stone
Date: 18 June – 19 August 2018
Venue: The LAB Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1
Curated by Sheena Barrett and Julia Moustacchi
The LAB is pleased to present the group exhibition I Slept Like A Stone, bringing together significant past and current Irish collaborative and socially engaged commissions alongside a selection of works from the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) led by Create.
‘I Slept Like A Stone’ explores the potentials of collaborative and socially engaged 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 Europeanness and promoting understanding, and as such, it takes the form of a collaborative undertaking.
The works relate to one another in their shared questioning of how we support the development of artists’ practice, how we connect to each other through making and building, how audiences become authors or participants and how the arts support the urgent enquiries of our time. The exhibition features works by HEED FM, Hablarente, Fiona Reilly, Rhona Byrne, Yvonne McGuinness, Mark Clare, Gareth Kennedy, Clodagh Emoe, Christine Mackey, Michael McLoughlin, Helen Barry, Seoidín O’Sullivan, Seamus Nolan, Christopher Kline, Susanne Bosch, Sibylle Peters, Tibor Gyenis, Mark Storor, Jakob & Manila Bartnik and Antje Schiffers.
Image: I Slept Like A Stone, The LAB Gallery, Dublin (2018). Photo credit: Vance Lau.