no bodies welcome | all bodies welcome

Aay Liparoto with HOT BODIES – CHOIR

Audio Installation &  publication @ HKW for Transmediale 2020

In their work, Aay Liparoto acknowledges our interdependence with technology for information, work, sex, entertainment, socializing, health care, and everything in between. What does this mean for queer feminist bodies, which rely on DIY information exchange? Housed in a “void pod,” this speculative choir piece is created through workshops with HOT BODIES – CHOIR, a queer, LGBTQIA+, and feminist choir based in Brussels. Cocooned in light and sound, the singers’ voices invite us to reflect upon the power and politics of online spaces. The artwork is informed by Liparoto’s research and Not Found On—a nonpublic wiki cocreated through workshops with, by, and for feminist queer bodies to record and exchange knowledge. The accompanying publication chronicles the collective thinking behind the project. 

With the support of the Flemish government and the Flanders Department of Culture, Youth and Media, Creative Industries Fund NL, FACT Liverpool, the EMARE Residency, the Creative Europe program of the European Union, WORM, and Publication Studio Rotterdam.

 

 

 

Not Found On has two aims:

*To co-create a online space run by feminist queer bodies to share, record and connect art and social knowledge

*To question the platforms we participate in online, as well as the culture and politics of commercial and non-commercial spaces

NOT FOUND ON ( 2019  - ongoing )

Research project [ website, workshops, publication, installation ]

Not Found On is the desire to co-create an online ‘space’ to value and share feminist queer arts and social knowledge  Recognising that lgbtqia+ ‘spaces’ are often far more than just bars, just bookclubs, just dances, just sports teams, just a magazine or just performances. They have also been sites of community building, sites of resistance, sites of political organisation, sites of transformation, sites of healthcare, sites of survival and sites of knowledge creation. The 'space' is to celebrate knowledge created through subjective lived experience of (some) queer bodies. Asking how can we record and share these in a meaningful way for our communities? What can we learn from each other? 
 

 

Everything you own you’ve had to build on stolen ground 

by Not Found On,

2020. Published by Publication Studio Rotterdam.

ISBN: 9789492308290

This pocket book was created as part of Not Found On — a collaborative and co-learning research focused on how feminist queer bodies share knowledge online. With texts touching on recording communities, online privacy, internet structures, open source tools, do-it-yourself (DIY) culture and co-writing. The intention is to spark interest and galvanise participation for those who prefer to hold something in their hands.

For a digital copy of the publication email hello[at]notfoundon.org

For printed go to www.publicationstudio.biz

 

 CALL TO COLLABORATE ON A FEMINIST 

 QUEER PLATFORM 

9TH MARCH - JANUARY 30TH 2020

AVERAGE LENGTH: 3 HOURS 

GROUPS OF: 6 - 12 PEOPLE

 

CITIES: ROTTERDAM, LIVERPOOL, BRUSSELS, BERLIN & ATHENS 

HOSTED IN: DIY SPACES, QUEER OWNED BUSINESS GALLERIES, SQUAT, KITCHEN, ATELIER, INSTITUTIONS 

FUEL: TEA, COFFEE, FRUIT, BISCUITS OR WINE & CRISP 

 

 

 

 

 

[ 1 ]  Think Tank Day:  Rotterdam @

Worm (with Rae Parnell)

[ 2 ]  Queer co-writing:  Brussels @

RoSa Library (with Laura Desc)

[ 3 ] Queer co-writing:  Imagining

queer space on & Off line Rotterdam @

Tender Centre

[ 4 ]  Not Found On: Liverpool queer

landscape @ FACT

[ 5 ] Queer Aesthetics’ DIY Poster

making @ Fact

[ 6 ] Queer co-writing: Allyship

within the community @ The Bagelry  (

hosted with performer and writer

Conway McDermott)

[ 7 ] Queer Privacy? the online @Fact

Lab  (Bring your laptop hosted with

AMIT)

 

[ 8 ] Include your community @ Static

Gallery (Bring your laptop)

[ 9 ] Queer Soap Box - Do you have something to share IRL?

Share with me * @ Open Eye Gallery 

[ 10 ] Hot Bodies-Choir - Workspace

Brussels, Singing the internet

[ 11 ] Include your community - @ ECT,

Athens

[ 12 ] Wiki Building Meet up @

Workspace Brussels

[ 13 ] Cooking up Publication, Reading

& review @ Workspace Brussels (hosted

with Tessel)

[ 14 ] Queer co-writing: Allyship

within the community With Transmedaile @ Trum (

hosted with COVEN BERLIN )

 

Team 

Project initiator: Aay Liparoto 

Designer : Cristina Cochior, 

Development: Laura Deschepper,

Production:Frederic Van de Velde

Webdesign: Jessica Winters

Created with the support of: Worm, Stimuleringsfonds, FACT Liverpool, European Media Arts Residency, Transmediale 2020