BODY- KNOWLEDGE: active research space, will begin a residency at the Women's Art Library, as Goldsmiths University 2021.
Overview How do we know? How do we perceive? How do we make meaning? How do we produce Body-Knowledge and access it? Is there such a thing as counter knowledge? Centering on the body and its relation to knowledge will draw upon the powerful fieldwork of those who write, organize, perform and produce knowledge as well as current body-based practices through an intersectional lens: matriarchal structures, social & political participation, and LBGTQIA+.
Body-Knowledge is a traveling research space for experimentation and thinking in any form, for sharing and connecting, and offering practice-based research in a low-residency, performative events, public discussions, imagination exercises, and writing together what could be alternative knowledge. departing from the notion of liminal states and borderline identities; displacement and body-oriented ontology; healing; mediation, and performative action; we wonder how to hold a space that is maternal, queer, that could be sensed, as a response or even a strategy.
Our border-free platform creates liminal spaces that expand, enhance and sustain individual and collective practices in the world, beyond the walls of the academy. That said, we are interested in what sort of conversation we can have with the academic way of structuring thoughts, body knowledge, forms of organizations and critical reflection to enact change.
Inspired by consciousness-raising in the context of second-wave feminism, we explore research on themes in all creative genres including art and curatorial practices; cultural engagement through performance, storytelling, radical listening and creative writing; ecology and rhythm, environmental activism, and female cycles; expanded studio practices; experimental pedagogies; foreignness, otherness; home, nostalgia and the uncanny; international diaspora; language and image; liminal states, borderline identities, displacement and feminine time; memory, forgetting, trauma and the archive; movement, dance, choreography; body-oriented ontology; healing; peace, mediation, and performative action; post-nationalism, postgenderism, post-colonialism; publishing as an art practice; sound, music, composing; space; temporary architecture and architectural spaces.
In a series of workshops and intimate seminars body-knowledge and fellow participants research, exchange, and share what they know, to develop together alternatives ways of being together and sharing information.