Open School Sept.-Jan. 2020

Intersections of Care

Launch Dec. 2019

Intersecting Guidelines of Care

Intersections of Care est un projet de recherche en art mené par Florence Cheval et Loraine Furter.

Intersections of Care vise à questionner et à expérimenter des dispositifs matériels ou immatériels de mise en espace, de visualisation, de mise en relation, de narration, habituellement désignés (dans le contexte d’une exposition) par le terme de display. Nous travaillons sur ce qui nous paraît souvent passé sous silence et qui néanmoins relie l’espace, les artefacts, les humain.e.s. Le display représente une interface par l’intermédiaire de laquelle se déploient des enjeux d’une importance cruciale en termes de voir, de savoir, de pouvoir, puisque celui-ci modèle, donne forme, donne sens, aux éléments singuliers qu’il relie.

Le projet tissera des liens avec une sélection de projets singuliers dans une généalogie de formes (artistiques, alternatives, critiques) de display, et amènera une contribution à des questionnements en cours dans le monde de l’art et dans nos sociétés. Quelle visibilité est accordée à quoi, à qui; qui parle, quelles sont les conditions de cette prise de parole? Qui est vu, qui est entendu? Qui regarde, qui écoute? Et plus spécifiquement, en ce qui nous concerne : comment concevoir un display qui intègrerait, déploierait et activerait des problématiques d’inclusivité, d’intersectionnalité et de non-binarité, en vue de proposer une autre lecture des œuvres et de l’exposition, mais aussi potentiellement un autre agir sur le monde?

Il s’agira de réfléchir et expérimenter autour du display en tant que construction d’une perspective spécifique dans l’espace public de l’exposition, mais aussi comme dispositif relationnel susceptible d’activer certaines hybridations, d’expérimenter d’autres manières de produire du savoir en vue de développer d’autres possibles.

Nous expérimenterons la pratique du display en regard d’autres pratiques et formats que sont : la publication (publier), le commissariat d’exposition (exposer), l'institution (instituer), ces champs étant étroitement imbriqués.

La recherche Intersections of Care est soutenu par A/R art & recherche, et le FRArt/FNRS Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique.

Les typographies utilisées sur ce site son Andada de Carolina Giovagnoli, Asul de Mariela Monsalve, Cambay de Pooja Saxena et CirrusCumulus de Clara Sambot — de la collection de typographies open source dessinées par des fxmmes www.design-research.be/by-womxn/, et Carrie de Vocal Type Co.

Les couleurs sont ghostwhite, blueviolet, seagreen, hotpink et lavenderblush!

MOMENTS PARTAGÉS

Lancement de la recherche, 11 décembre 2019, La Bellone

Participation au séminaire SHARE seminar, 31 janvier 2020, ArBA

Espace Open School de l’exposition Risquons-Tout au Wiels, du 12 septembre 2020 au 10 janvier 2021.







Intersections of Care is a research project in the arts by Florence Cheval and Loraine Furter.

Intersections of Care aims at researching and experimenting with display, understood as material or immaterial dispositifs connecting different elements in space in order to create a discourse or a narrative within an exhibition. We intend to work on those devices that are usually quite overlooked but which nevertheless make the link between space, artefacts and humans. Display stands for an interstice, an interface, through which issues of crucial importance in terms of seeing, knowing, but also of power relationships, unfolds - since it contributes to model, to give shape and meaning to the singular elements it connects.

The exhibition space as a public space (re)produces a certain vision, a certain reading, a certain perspective on artefacts in particular and the world in general. It is urgent for us to reflect on ways to reconfigure this exhibition space, including its actors; to reshape it, to bring it towards other modes of existence, to experiment around these modes to open up to non-binary, intersectional perspectives.

Our project focusses on building up a series of links between a number of singular projects in a genealogy of forms, while at the same time tackling the following questions: What visibility is given to what, to whom? Who is speaking, what are the conditions of speech? Who is seen, who is heard? Who is watching, who is listening? More specifically: how to design a display that integrates, deploys and activates issues of inclusivity, intersectionality and non-binarity, as a means to propose another reading of the artworks and of the exhibition, but also potentially as an alternative way to take position in the world?

It is about experimenting with display as a specific construction of a perspective in the (public) space of the exhibition, but also as a relational device towards certain hybridizations, other ways to produce knowledge and possibilities.

We engage into display as part and parcel of the following practices and formats: the publication (publishing), the exhibition (curating), and the institution (instituting) while placing them in a dialogue that will contribute to open up each of them and to construct new types of relationships.

The research Intersections of Care is supported by A/R art & research, the FRArt/FNRS Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique.

This page is typeset in Andada by Carolina Giovagnoli, Asul by Mariela Monsalve, Cambay by Pooja Saxena and CirrusCumulus by Clara Sambot — from the collection of open source fonts designed by womxn www.design-research.be/by-womxn/, and Carrie de Vocal Type Co.

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The colors are ghostwhite, blueviolet, seagreen, hotpink and lavenderblush!

SHARED MOMENTS

Launch of the research, December 11 2019, La Bellone

Participation in the SHARE seminar, January 31st 2020, ArBA, Brussels

Open School section of the Risquons-Tout exhibition at Wiels, September 12, 2020 to January 10, 2021.







contact: contact(at)intersectionsofcare.net
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APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS

Intersecting guidelines of care

Cet appel à contributions visant à constituer une compilation de guidelines (protocoles, codes de conduite, etc) dans différents domaines et configurations — des groupes d’affinités informels aux collectifs, aux organisations et institutions, artistiques et/ou activistes.

Cette collection a pour but de partager des outils pour des collaborations plus respecteuses, safe et éthiques. Ce projet vient de notre sentiment récurrent de manque d’outils lors de moments de travail en groupes, et particulièrement lorsque sommes confronté·e·s à une relation de pouvoir problématique ou déséquilibrée. Il vient aussi de notre sentiment de gratitude lorsque des pairs, des allié·e·s et des ami·e·s partagent des outils avec nous.

Nous ne prétendons pas constituer une collection exhaustive, mais espérons plutôt constituer une compilation généreuse qui inspirera les groupes et les personnes ayant besoin d’outils, qui pourront ensuite adapter les directives existantes à leur propre contexte, en créant de nouveaux documents localisés.

Par guidelines, nous entendons des documents qui proposent des manières de se comporter dans un contexte spécifique. Les guidelines fonctionnent sur le mode de la proposition, ce ne sont pas des modèles qui peuvent être appliquées telles quelles dans toutes les situations, elles doivent être réévaluées, adaptées. Dans ce sens, nous aimerions travailler de manière « open source rhizomatique » — en rassemblant des outils sources pouvant être modifiés et adaptés à des situations spécifiques, générant ainsi de nouveaux outils de manière décentralisée.

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OPEN CALL

Call for submissions — Intersecting guidelines of care

This is a call for contributions to build a compilation of collective guidelines of care in different fields and configurations — from informal affinity groups, activist collectives to arts organizations.

This collection aims at sharing tools for safer and more ethical collaborations within groups, organizations and institutions. It originates in our recurrent feeling of lack of tools when facing a situation of problematic or imbalanced power relation, and our thankfulness when peers, allies and friends share empowering tools with us.

We do not mean to build an exhaustive collection, we rather hope to assemble a generous compilation that will inspire groups and people in need for tools, who may then adapt existing guidelines to their own context, creating new situated documents.

By guidelines we mean documents that provide instructions for behavior in a specific context. Guidelines work on the mode of the proposition, they are not models that can work in any situations, they need to be re-evaluated, adapted. In that sense we would like to work in a “rhizomatic open source” way — providing source tools that can be modified and adapted to specific situations, generating new tools in a decentralized manner.

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Présentation du projet Intersection of care au séminaire SHARE, le 31 janvier 2020, ArBA, Bruxelles.

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how can we imagine and design displays that construct horizontal networks?

are displays necessary?

is a horizontal place possible?

from which position can we imagine horizontality?

what about the cognitive and embodied dimension of trying to order information in a space that is shared with a lot of people?

is quoting and citing a form of display?

how often are we changing positions?

can a network be drawn in a horizontal way?

what if instead of horizontality we think of rotation of roles?

what is a rotation of role?

what about the roles others assign to us?

can I withdraw from what I represent?

for what crime would you be ready to go to jail?

when would a display move for us?

is a jail a support structure?

are all displays gonna catch on fire?

do I need to be in a jail in order to withdraw?

how vertical can a horizontal network be?

who is up in the vertical network?

who are the people that think about displays?

how can you become a display?

what can you take out of the silence?

what is being omitted?

who is being omitted?

who plays? who places? who displays… places this places? who places displays? for whom?

do displays also create themselves?

what does it mean to be independent?

can you share experiences of settings, displays, places, in which you felt welcome, welcome to stay, well?

is a place always for the already safe people?

qui a ramassé les poubelles?

what would a world without display feel like?

isn’t the world a display?

are you feeling comfortable?

is that horizontal photography?

who’s that guy taking pictures?

do we need to feel safe in order to have a debate?

is safety a tool or a value?

how long does it take before a safe space becomes a homogeneous space?

does value disappear after capitalism?

what would baboons thinks of all of it?

do display create value?

do I will remember?

what if it takes longer to ask the right questions?

is there one right question? … is there one displayed world? is there one safe space? or many of it?

how to negociate and bring together different needs?

what do we need?

who’s we?

why bringing different needs together?

what if I had a miniskirt and there is no chair left for me and I have to sit on the floor?

what if I’m sitting on a wheelchair and there is no lift to bring me into that fascinating exhibition?

what if it is announced that there is an elevator and actually there is a step before the elevator?

what if I spend my days visiting exhibitions in spaces where there is absolutely no heating?

what if the museum of natural history and science in my country has caught on fire?

will there be someone discribing me the works if I can’t see them?

is the one who cares the one who holds the power?

if so, can caring be empowering?

who cares about the care the one without power has to give?

who cares?