Ongoing Research: Body-Knowledge is a traveling research space for experimentation and thinking in any form, for sharing and connecting, and offering practice-based research in forms of 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.
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+.
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.
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HOW TO BE TOGETHER?
Residency at the Women's Art Library (WAL) Goldsmiths University -
Accessing this shared space of knowledge through collective performative practices
Small experiments l Performative Scores l How to write love letters l Reading Groups
Overview: The residency at the Women’s Art Library (WAL) responds to the diverse community of students and artists it is situated amongst, corresponding directly with the material and sociopolitical conditions of WAL’s specific geography. Centering on the body and its relation to knowledge, it draws upon the powerful fieldwork created by those who write, organize, perform and produce knowledge. It studies current body-based practices through an intersectional lens, considering matriarchal structures, social & political participation, and LGBTQIIA+ perspectives.
In light of this, How to be Together will embody a format of learning together through the activities of exchanging knowledge, sharing a space or a table, having coffee, moving, collective reading, researching. Through these activities, we question what being together could mean. How to be Together is conceived as a collocation of interdependent experiences and experiments that focus on collectivity through the matriarchal perspective.