The Big Conversation Space (TBCS) is an art/research collective formed by Clémence de Montgolfier and Niki Korth, based in San Francisco and Paris. Through our work we act as a platform and archive for speech, both live and recorded, and encourage awareness of how liveness and recording of contemporary history can and have been utilized as instruments of power, continually asking: how might these instruments be repurposed?
With speech and conversation being the mediums and frames with/in which we work, we nurture and rely on an active, present exchange with our audience and subjects, without whom the work would not exist. Here, what is at stake is not a concrete thing to be offered, but a platform and space for the free and open exchange of knowledge, reflection, ideas, and self-examination. What we make together in this space constitutes the work.
Through hosting live conversations in public and private spaces, conducting conversational interviews, and producing print and new media publications, games, performances, films, and ephemeral experiences, we use dialogic exchange to explore the nature and power of discourse, in support of freedom of speech, thought, movement, expression, and creativity.
For a listing of projects, exhibitions, events, we have participated in or organized, please see our CV here.
For thoughts on who we are, from outside of us, please check out the texts about us.
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To contact us, please use the contact form below, or write to: postmaster[at]thebigconversationspace[dot]org
Thank you for exploring our website! We would love to hear from you. Of course, feel free to contact us to have a live conversation – in real life, via Skype or other video calling platform, chat, mail, or any sort of communication that may suit you. We are also available for conversation events, including but not limited to readings from the Tarot of Chance, play sessions with The Big Conversation Game, or in-depth discussions on a variety of subjects. We welcome new collaborations, curious questions, and tips regarding new subjects or opportunities for nuanced conversation.
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