Momentography of a failure is established at the verge of a hyper-documented world, a hybrid space of digital sociability. While the media production, its reception, and distribution was pluralized by digitization, practices such as “media-sharing” and “citizen journalism” established new conditions for visibility, reinvented the authorial image, and promoted yet another dematerialization of authorship.
The author camouflages in the cloud(s). Adoption, appropriation, and recycling are standardized. Authorship becomes secondary to content and alternative models of authorship are formulated: co-authoring, collaborative creation, interactivity, and strategic anonymity, in which cultural activism is reinforced.
Momentography of a failure sets out on this point and draws up a multidisciplinary artistic and urban research platform that calls for practicing forms
of participatory citizenship through collaborative thinking, creation, and reflection.
Momentography of a failure is a network of artists, urbanists, writers, and activists that stand where aesthetic-artistic practice and socio-political activism come together to explore failure – and its various realities – and claim, reaffirm, and dream alternatives.
We conceive urban space as a field of possibilities for collective action and a space that is actively shaped by all its inhabitants through the appropriation of time and space, and through challenging the dominant socio-spatial fashions.
We grow through collaborative research workshops and based on the narratives from an international network of contributors, local residents, artists, and urbanists who reflect on the possibilities and problems of their neighborhood, recycle the collective memories of the space, and speculate on potential future narratives.
Our practice aims at analysing, documenting, and mapping the failure in specific contexts like labour rights, urban space, the environment, racism, sexism, and control.
We expand our research on our digital platform and use Momentography App as our mapping and curating tool. It enables users to map a failure in a specific context by augmenting visual, textual, and auditory layers on the world map.
It guides to the stories reported from all around the world and invites the user to interact.
We value non-profit digital publishing as well as print publishing, and curate the outcome of the collective reflection on cities in a series of art books.