bodies of knowledge
the public space as a forum for the exchange of repressed or underexposed knowledge
conducted by Sarah Vanhee between 2018 and 2022 at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (AP Hogeschool) and the University of Antwerp (ARIA), within the research group UP
Promotors: Willem De Wolf (Conservatoire) and Pascal Gielen (UAntwerp)
|PROGRAMME SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2022
|15:00 - 16:00
|16:00 - 16:30
|16:30 - 18:30
PUBLIC PHD DEFENCE
|18:30 - 19:30
This artistic doctoral project ‘bodies of knowledge - how to claim public space as a platform for the exchange of non-dominant or suppressed knowledge’ (2018-2022) includes the research on embodied knowledge by non-dominant voices, as well as the performative action of claiming public space for the exchange of that knowledge. Initial research questions were: How can public space be activated, via artistic intervention, for the transmission of non-dominant knowledge? How to create a ‘safe space’ within public space for the exchange of different forms of suppressed knowledge, between diverse members of civil society? What are artistic and political strategies to reverse existing knowledge/power relations within the public domain? Which forms of performative knowledge transmission can contribute to a more just, equal, emancipated civil society?
The artist understands education as art and knowledge transmission as a performative act. Drawing upon methodologies developed in previous works, she formalizes and ritualizes a place for oral knowledge exchange, together with different collaborators and co-creators, within different frames and formats.