Autonomous Oral History Group

Autonomous Oral History Group  (aohg) is pleased to debut their 2019 research at Art in the Park. The exhibition space will host AOHG’s interview collection alongside archival material and instructional videos.

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 19th, 2-5pm.

January 18th – January 26th, 2020

Oral History Recording Dates (Located Outside in the Park)

January 20 and 21st, 2020

Autonomous Oral History Group (aohg) records and disseminates conversations held by individuals and collectives in order for contradictions in their systems of values to be magnified. AOHG is a platform where people can speak on their own behalf, and contextualize this knowledge on their own terms.

AOHG also hosts a rotation of oral historians, archivists and artists who use the archive’s collection to reappraise inventoried items in order to decenter the institution in the process of accountability. The group meets regularly to discuss how to maintain ethical ties between researchers and interviewees that build mutual aid, emphasize societal embedded-ness and social responsibility.

Oral history research plays a central role in holding an archive open as a question with the explicit aim to restructure hierarchies of knowledge production. We welcome you to browse the collection during the open dates and get to know this project further.