Details Acts of Knowledge / Zonamaco 19

Details Acts of Knowledge / Zonamaco 19

Acts of Knowledge / Credits

Project Displayed in the Curatorial section of Zonamaco 19. Mexico City. Sponsored by ROFA Project.

Photo Documentation: Carlos Baeza Table and Box fabricated by: Marco Antonio Moreno

In this project Collaborated: Kim Sheridan, Don Russell, Erika Hopkins, Margaret Avery, Greg Kuchmek, Dori Sheridan-Kuchmek, Anton Sheridan-Kuchmek, Marco Antonio Moreno, Gabriela Rosso.

Concept:

The installation suggests a declassification of the system of knowledge proposed by the encyclopedias and educational books. By exploring the arbitrariness (and cultural specificity) of any attempt to categorize the world and demonstrates an "other" to our system of thought, the installation attempts to question how narratives are created. The series of projects “Acts of Knowledge” is based In Foucault's book the "Order of Things", where Foucault explicates an "archaeological" investigation of knowledge acquisition; commenting on the fragility of our current means of understanding the world. For Foucault reasoning is the ultimate act of control, delivered through the power of representation to confirm an objective order. Acts of Knowledge uses commonly accessible forms of knowledge -the encyclopedia- to question the structure imposed by the reasoning. In that context, the acts of estrangement and the visual structuring of the dictionary and the encyclopedias through collages questions the categorization, knowledge, and expands the dominant narratives.

 

IDB cultural Center / Washington DC

Acts of Knowledge / Credits

Project Displayed as part of exhibit of the “A city of Questions”. IDB Cultural Center. Washington DC.

In this project Collaborated: Erika Hopkins, Margaret Avery, Simone Endress, Ian Endress, Manuela Reyes.