Susan Merrick is an Artist and Sign Language Interpreter interested in creating dialogue that perpetuates both art practice and social research. Susan has been running her project Statements in Semaphore for three years. Initially instigated by a creative residency at the National Archives the project focuses on access to Women's voices through workshop based dialogue. She is also interested in how this feeds back to the organisations she works with, the social research involved and the art practice that this instigates. Working with participants, organisations and collaborating artists Susan is investigating whether this approach can form a cyclical and sustainable method for research via art practice.