WordMord_Phase III_collective artistic research project with Angeliki Diakrousi, Christina Karagianni, Stylianos Benetos aka Oyto Arognos, MounoLogies: Eleni Diamantouli and Anna Delimpasi
Wordmord is a collective work-in-progress which started as part of the seminar „Feminist Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies“, organized by the Centre of New Media and Feminist Practices in the Public Space in 2019. The project´s starting point are two instances of public violence, misogyny, and homophobia that occurred in Athens in 2018: the brutal murder of the queer activist Zak/Zackie Oh and the femicide of Eleni Topaludi in Greece in 2018.
The title “WordMord” is an invented word consisting of the english “Word” and the german “Mord” which means `murder´.
Wordmord poses questions on the relationship between language, technology, trauma and violence against vulnerable bodies, which are not accepted by the patriarchal heteronormative regime. How is violence represented through (online) narratives?
How can we assemble, archive and thusly deconstruct derogatory, sexist, homophobic and transphobic narratives? By exploring subversive and queer feminist artistic methodologies, Wordmord seeks to connect art (poetry/performance/moving image/sound) with queer feminist activism and life.
In the third phase (2021-ongoing), the project will evolve through workshops, presentations and artworks. Through collaborations with artists, activists and groups working on feminist coding, WordMord seeks to design an online rhizomatic space as an active feminist archive. At the same time, the project will provide tools and methods towards a poetically subversive meta/para/re-writing of derogatory narratives and consequently of trauma and violence.
WordMord´s initial research group: Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis, Angeliki Diakrousi, Christina Karagianni, Stylianos Benetos aka Oyto Arognos, Mounologies: Eleni Diamantouli and Anna Delimpasi.