Boîte-en-Valise: Generator, Group Exhibition, 2017
Venice, Italy & Syracuse New York, USA, Point of Contact Gallery , Syracuse, United States
A group exhibition, which toured to Venice during the Biennale and then to Point of Contact Gallery in Syracuse, New York.
A collective of 6 international contemporary artists took this exhibition from the United Kingdom to the 2017 Venice Biennale and then to Point of Contact Gallery and Syracuse University, USA. Boîte-en-Valis:Generator encouraged transportability of practice and the nurturing of collaboration and cross-fertilisation of artistic practice. The artists worked with individuals and communities in Portsmouth with Aspex Gallery and Syracuse with Point of Contact Gallery to develop the work. Each artist transported the means to generate their work in Venice and Syracuse in a normal sized suitcase, which went as luggage on a flight, train and bus journey and was taken from the suitcase for presentation and development in the two venues. These six artists brought together works including sculpture, performance, video, photography and sound as well as collaborations, interventions and conversations. Susan made a version of 'Sail Away' in Venice and a piece called 'Dream Boat' in Syracuse, which was a collaboration with the Syracuse based Cuban artist Abisay Puentes.