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March 23, 2014

Sundays at PARMER ­– food, drinks, Wikipedia
464 Quincy Street Brooklyn NY 11221

On March 23 we will be contributing, editing and expanding Wikipedia entries for work and communities that influence and inform Lindsay Benedict’s practice. The Center for Movement Research which Bruce Supree has described as a space “to make connections between basic facts of anatomy and aesthetic theory an technology” is a non-profit that Benedict has been working with this winter. The Center’s deadline for Movement Research at Judson Church—which supports experiments in performance rather than finished products—is March 30. In addition we will be expanding and editing the entry for the Brazilian author Clarice Lispector to create a subcategory for her text Água Viva. Rececently translated into English the work was described in the Iowa Review by Addie Leak as “somehow encompassing both contemporary Facebook walls and literary theory.” We will also work on proposed Wikipedia entries from the past six weeks to create, edit and expand on Wikipedia pages for Chris Kraus, Semiotext(e), Miguel Gutierrez , Will Rawls, Judith Butler, Murray Guy, Sarah Cain, Letitia Spangler, Julia Brown, Luce Irigaray, Dance Gang, Sharon Van Etten, Kaja Silverman, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Lydia Bell, Daniella Isamit Morales, Yve Laris Cohen, Åsa Elzén, Anne Wagner, Ulrike Müller and Trinie Dalton.

Sundays at PARMER is a programming component of Lindsay Benedict’s photo essay Are You There? Yes. Are You There? Yes.(2011) on view at PARMER until April 7, 2014. Over the nine weeks of the exhibition these weekly meetings will draw from a list of the artist’s influences to add new Wikipedia pages and additional content to existing entries. In this way the artist supports the practices that have made hers possible through the community that comes together around the exhibition.  This series of Wikipedia events was inspired by the 2014 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that has since spurred several other such events and communities around the world.