Oproep 3: Digitaal werken in de kunsten

Pop-Fi (popularising fictions or popping their bubble) (http://madewitholga.be/pages/Pop-Fi)

Naar welke uitdagingen voor digitaal werken in de kunsten gaat je interesse uit?

We address issues of databases - bridges between personal and structural to effectuate change. This proposal deals with the gap between anecdotal and factual. We resort to data feminism; strategies to think about data informed by direct experience, commitment to action, intersectionality. We want to find accessible formats to explore mapping and visualisation of relevant aspects of our community.

Waarom wil je graag deelnemen aan deze oproep?

We are artistic collaborators in a multifaceted project, titled Pop-Fi. It entails a performative workshop, video installations, script-readings and now more recently a publication. Whatever the format, Pop-Fi tries to foreground concerns of an artistic community, whether on artistic practice, precarity, market demands, and the effects these have on our personal attachments. Our main focus is to shed light on the comments we keep to ourselves because we feel they’re not so common. By tracing this pre-public discourse we generate a semi-private collection of thoughts that, once shared and circulated, can shift a wider agenda on what matters to artists the most. We strongly believe in collectivising these half-digested thoughts, in order to transform them into better stories that will, in turn, breed better realities. This can be reached by turning mentioned collections into missing data sets which compliment top-down representations of the field. Digitizing this information will guarantee a further plurality of voices included.

Hoe kan jouw werk met deze uitdagingen een impact hebben op de fairness en duurzaamheid van de kunsten van Vlaanderen en Brussel?

Our proposal looks at/finds ways to map out particular concerns that are difficult to articulate or act on, that the field is troubled by, promotes digital literacy in database science, visualisation, infographics in order to create access and creativity in constructing our own lenses, through which we want to see/analyse our own community, starts from using publishing tool Olga with aim to advocate for similar OS tools aims to serve as a counterdata set or a complementary one, conveying information that is deemed irrelevant to usual data collectors (how many people managed to change careers into something they feel satisfied with?). Data collections are usually created top-down and used to serve an already established narrative. What if the data collection was coming bottom-up/sideways, asking questions relevant only to us on a deeply personal level, to whomever wants to answer? Implementing the upper goals will additionally contribute to the artistic field’s self-perception and give a better sense for individual positioning.


Lili M. Rampre& Julia Rubies Subiros, email: lilim.rampre@gmail.com, juliarubiessubiros@gmail.com