Wells of Knowledge
2020, poster-zine and online publication
This hybrid publication focuses on the transfer of knowledge through cultural production in the oral folkloric traditions of Anatolia. It consists of a posterzine and an online platform. The physical poster-zine holds on one side a visual fragment of the research with a collage of old photographs and Kılıçer’s drawings, and on the other side the article ‘Wells of Knowledge: Poetry, Music and Resistance in Turkey’. By narrating the history of a specific geography, the article invites readers to question the influence of cultural heritage in the formation of one’s perception towards the world and people they share it with.
The online platform acts as an active archival space that gives the possibility to revisit the elements in a non-linear historical approach focusing on the transference of oral knowledge through musical and poetic practices of story telling. The map creates a well of accessible knowledge and shares it through short bibliographic information about contributors of this knowledge and their proximity to or influence on other artists.