Artistic Affluence in Social Dreaming

Artistic Affluence in Social Dreaming

Come and see our current exhibition running until Autumn 2023


Friday 11 November 2022 — Saturday 30 September 2023

Juliet Scott, Nest, 2022

A year after we opened our first exhibition, we are now back with another annual project in our beautiful office space, an exhibition devoted to the practices of Social Dreaming. A range of art works in Social Dreams, Social Matters: Artistic Affluence in Social Dreaming critically explores the generative and performative nature of dreaming. Connecting the richness of artistic responses with the theory and practice of Social Dreaming – a radical exercise in sharing, associating to and working with dreams – this exhibition is not to be missed.

The exhibition brings together artists, a poet, researchers, academics, Social Dreaming practitioners, and Group Relations consultants in an enquiry about the power of dreams and their potential to change how we think about ourselves and the wider world.

During the pandemic, the Institute held weekly online Social Dreaming matrices. Why were they so popular and what did they offer to those who came to them? Come to the exhibition to find out and to experience the meaning of Social Dreaming yourself and how it is part of organisational and artistic practices. What is the societal unconscious trying to tell us? Listen, see, feel, and sense… Think, envision, imagine, free-associate…

If you would like to see the exhibition get in touch with Maria Markiewicz. We look forward to dreaming with you!

Artist bios:

Bongsu Park is a London-based, multidisciplinary Korean artist and long-term collaborator with the Tavistock Institute. Her recent work is founded on how our innermost thoughts may connect with other people’s and how these can then be shared publicly through dreams. She has exhibited internationally including at Zona Maco Arte Contemporáneo, México, FIAC, France, and The Moving Image Istanbul, Turkey. Her performance work was shown at Camden Arts Centre, Gallery Rosenfeld, and The Coronet Theatre in London.

Marie Beauchamps is an Amsterdam-based poet, creative entrepreneur, and an academic working across humanities, social sciences, and law. She has published extensively on affective politics, national identity, and the politics of movement, now engaging with questions of pedagogy and knowledge-writing practices in their relation to knowledge production. She is an Associate Researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, and one of the pioneering practitioners of the Deepening Creative Practice programme.

Juliet Scott is a visual artist with an interest in still life and object relations, and a social scientist interweaving between these disciplines through her studio research. She oversees organisational curation projects and the creation of dynamic learning environments including as programme director of Deepening Creative Practice with Organisations at the Tavistock Institute.

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