The Knowledge Barter Experimentby Dara Gill
In this the first development, The Knowledge Barter Experiment involves co-ordinating one-on-one exchanges of knowledge between two people whom may have never met before. Each participant is required to outline what they can teach (e.g. how to knit, how to fix a leaky tap etc) and what they would like to learn. These responses are collated and matching pairs of individuals are organised to exchange their knowledge between themselves.
The project aims to bring together participants from vast backgrounds, experiences and categories of knowledge and allow for a free exchange of knowledge between these ‘Amateur Experts’.
The project is split into two sections, a small scale experiment involving 10 pairs of people to be completed in partnership with Performance Space as part of the ClubHouse program at CarriageWorks, Sydney in 2010.
This tumblr serves as documentation of the project first stage with the addition of videos, images and text for the duration of the project.
About Dara Gill
Dara Gill is an Emerging Artist working with a diverse range of mediums within the visual arts including video, sculpture, painting, sound and installation. Graduating in Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong in 2007 and Honours in Fine Arts (Sculpture) at the UNSW’s College of Fine Arts in 2009, his current work investigates the nature of anxiety through situational based research. In 2009 Dara was the recipient of the Gallery Barry Keldoulis Grant for Emerging Artists as well as the COFA Emerging Artist Award for his video To Roll. Dara has exhibited at COFA Space, Kudos Gallery, Gallery 4a, Black and Blue Gallery, Sydney and Rearview, Melbourne.
He was also featured in Hatched ʻ08, the national graduate exhibition at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Dara was a founding member of performance group Team MESS, collaborating as sound and video artist on their 2009 presentation at Performance Space, Carriageworks. Dara will also be participating in Art Month’s Emerging Artists Speed Dating program and is also working towards his first solo show in August at FirstDraft Gallery, Sydney.