Not Found On… – March 2019
It is time to question how/where we gather our knowledge and who gets to create knowledge and ‘facts’. Feminist, Queer and intersectionally focused performance, video, film and spaces are sites of knowledge creation by continuing to questioning both how we live and how we could live differently. Due to the often precarious and transitory nature of these projects they have a great need to be recorded in the public domain, yet struggle to fulfill the criteria for existing open source structures such as Wikipedia. Wikipedia offers the illusion of inclusion, whilst maintaining normative patriarchal concepts of knowledge creation (via referencing structures) and system biases (predominantly male contributors). Why have certain types of knowledge been marginalised from contemporary online encyclopedias? How can we use artistic strategies to address this?
Not Found On’s aim is to create a wiki platform and to develop a tool kit for feminist, queer and intersectional projects, artists, curators, spaces and publications. The platform will function as free, editable resource and a space to question what knowledge is created by artistic practice/how can they be recorded in relation to each other as a valuable resource. Developing a publication for in real life (IRL) workshops to encourage greater participation in archiving our own artistic communities.
The project will start with events on the 8th/ 9th March as part of the International Womens Day program at WORM. On the night of Friday 8th March there will be a playful public workshop to introduce Not Found On principles as part of the ‘Bodies Of Knowledge’ program. On Saturday 9th March there is a closed research group featuring workshop by collective Just For The Record and discussion session with diverse arts professionals. A further series of ‘Not Found On’ public feedback moments will happen between April – June 2019.
If you are interested in the project please get in touch with Aay Liparoto via firstname.lastname@example.org