- © Aay Liparoto
no bodies welcome | all bodies welcome is a speculative choir piece housed within a ‘void pod’, by Aay Liparoto, FACT’s 2019 EMAP artist-in-residence. In their work, Liparoto acknowledges our interdependence with technology for information, work, sex, entertainment, communication, socialising, banking, healthcare and the crossovers in between. What does this web of interdependence mean for queer feminist bodies which rely heavily on more DIY information exchange? no bodies welcome | all bodies welcome invites us to question the politics and power of the spaces we participate in online, and the behaviour of ourselves and others within them via the ‘void pod’. Housing a new sound piece created through workshops with HOT BODIES – CHOIR a queer, LGBTIEA+ and feminist choir based in Brussels. In the pod, cocooned with light and sound, their voices invite us to reflect and question these spaces and behaviours.
Liparoto’s artwork has been informed by their ongoing research Not Found On, part of which they carried out during their residency, where they held workshops across Liverpool with the aim to dicuss the co-creation of an online knowledge bank with, by and for feminist queer bodies to record and exchange community knowledge.