Interview with filmmaker Claire Atherton, conducted by Marie Voignier February 19th, 2016
tHE pRESENT OF OUR KNOWLEDGE
Since December 2015, the web publishing series “The Present of Our Knowledge” has been providing, alongside artists, the tools to share and produce knowledge on the internet, while examining their constituent imbalances. What is the nature of the spaces, issues and forms of action in this new knowledge ecology? Whose voices are missing and how can this be remedied?
Based on a practical case suggested and presented by an artist, “The Present of Our Knowledge” strengthens everyone’s ability to act on these new platforms, while generating the knowledge that is missing from these spaces. By turns, the artists and then the participants become producers, conveyors and protectors of the subject presented, which can then be accessed by everyone on the Wikipedia platform.
Scheduled throughout the year, “The Present of Our Knowledge” has focused on the Wikipedia platform and feminisms, building a hosting and training team that is present at the Archives nationales for the marathon Editathon Art+Feminism 2016.
The first two workshops, respectively led by artist Katinka Bock and choreographer Emmanuelle Huynh, made it possible to create, in collaboration with Kvardek du, articles on Miriam Cahn and choreographer Jennifer Lacey.
The third workshop, led by Marie Voignier and Kvardek du, discussed women editors in cinema, Claire Atherton, and the films of Chantal Akerman.
New workshops will be programmed shortly.
February 29, 2016
The Present of Our Knowledge #4: "Anthea Hamilton" special session with first-year master’s students from the department of Arts and Culture Professions at Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, accompanied by Sylvia Frederiksson and presented by artist Laetitia Badaut-Haussmann.
February 22, 2016
The Present of Our Knowledge #3: "Les monteuses dans le cinéma, Claire Atherton et les films de Chantal Akerman" with Marie Voignier & Kvardek du. A Wikipedia workshop in preparation for the 2016 edition of Editathon Art+Feminism
January 20, 2016
The Present of Our Knowledge #2: “Jennifer Lacey” with Emmanuelle Huynh & Kvardek du. A Wikipedia workshop in preparation for the 2016 edition of Editathon Art+Feminism
December 15, 2016
The Present of Our Knowledge #1: “Miriam Cahn” with Katinka Bock & Kvardek du. A Wikipedia workshop in preparation for the 2016 edition of Editathon Art+Feminism
Programme conceived by Flora Katz.