Exploring, and questioning, the power structures that circulate and maintain histories and narratives.
A conclusion to the 2018 programme of artist commissions at Bergen Kunsthall: ‘Who’s doing the washing up?’. The afternoon brings together artists, researchers and archivists to think about how histories and narratives are circulated, recorded and archived, and how the power structures that maintain this circulation could be interrupted for other voices to enter.
Gathering in a temporary sound studio set up by artists Maia Urstad and Anton Kats inside Bergen Kunsthall, the participants explore questions such as: How does the technology available to us determine what voices, stories and histories are shared? Who gets to design it and who gets to use it? Whose voices are included and whose voices are left out?
The symposium is available for re-run through live stream recording.
With: Andrea Francke & Eva Rowson / Wish you’d been here, Anton Kats, Maia Urstad, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, and Hannah Gillow-Kloster (Skeivt Arkiv / Norway’s national queer archive, Bergen).
Part of ‘Who’s doing the washing up?’ – a programme of live commissions in 2018 at Bergen Kunsthall exploring feminist organisational practices and modes of communication – and the structures that support these. The title of the series is used to address questions that often go unmentioned when thinking of possible futures: Who has a voice in these futures? Who’s doing the work to sustain them? What types of work are valued? And what happens when imagining new ways of organising begins with these questions?
Photo: Thor Brødreskift