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cecilia parsberg: 75% seminar


PastedGraphic-1Cecilia Parsberg has her 75% seminar at Skövde Konsthall on April 23. The seminar is taking place at 17-19 and the exhibition at the museum should be seen before that.

upcoming course at kth


Theory of science and research methods in art, technology and design

The course provides an overview of theory of science and scientific method, set within a cultural framework and addressed in relation to (forms of) knowledge. The focus lies on reflexive, critical and qualitative research methods in the humanities and the social sciences. Notions of paradigmatic shifts, divides between different scientific traditions, and inter- and transdisciplinary research are presented and framed in ways that are particularly useful for students pursuing practice-based research, artistic research and design research. Students are provided with a solid understanding of key concepts and topics – such as the relation between epistemology, ontology, and methodology, and the linkage between research question, method, aim and result – through lectures and literature seminars. In emphasizing social complexity and with a focus on poorly-defined cases characterized by “messiness”, the course aims at providing students with advanced insights into recent thinking on reflexive and critical methodologies, qualitative and innovative methods, and performative research practices. Historical examples and key philosophical sources are combined with current thinking in various academic fields characterised by criticality, experimentation and reflexivity. On completion of the course, the student will be able to reflect on his/her own position in relation to dominant schools of thought, and critically discuss the problems and opportunities, as well as the epistemological and ethical challenges, inherent to his/her own research practice.

Applications to the course should be submitted by e-mail to the course responsible teacher, Jonathan Metzger – no later than the 1 st of March. Your participation in the course is only guaranteed after you have received a positive response on your application. The number of participants is limited.

elke marhöfer in rotterdam

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In case you are in Rotterdam this week, please join Elke and Misha at the Rotterdam Film Festival for the screening of our recent film Primate Colors.


  • Saturday, 24th January, 14:30 at Lantaren Venster 3
  • Sunday 25th January, 20:15 at Lantaren Venster 3

Full program can be found here.

joão segurado: dissertation

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The public defence of Joao Segurado’s thesis will take place in Piteå, Studio Acusticum, on February 28, with a musical performance in the morning, and the defence after lunch.

nils claesson: 50% seminar

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Lost and found in translation


Two exhibitions and a seminar.

  • Exhibition at Galleri Tegen 2, 24/1 – 25/2
  • Seminar at Kristallsalen at Linnegatan 87, 31/1 – 7/2

This exhibition as well as Claesson’s PhD project emmanates from the idea of the research efforts to transform Strindberg’s drama Spöksonaten to an animated fable.

The film The Milkmaid is a transformation of a choreography to a film sequence. Virpi Pahkinen created the choreography for Ingmar Bergman’s staging of Spöksonaten at Dramaten in Stockholm. The Milkmaid is a 1′ 20” film danced by Virpi Phkinen.

The defence is taking place on Wednesday February 4, 10.00-12.00 as an open discussion with prof. Gunnar Wille (Den Danske Filmskole) and Dr. Sten Sandell, musician and composer.

call for articles: ruukku 4


RUUKKU 4: Process in artistic research

This Finnish publication for artistic research is bringing up thought provoking questions in the call for its latest issue:

“Is process something that artists rely on when they no longer know what they are doing? Is the advice to ‘trust the process’ just an example of the mystifying language used within arts education, or is the artistic process a magical tool similar to the transformations of the alchemists? Are process descriptions merely the broad mainstream of artistic research, or a method of knowledge production for the ambitious artistic researcher? Can process become the medium of research? What kind of institutional processes are built around artistic research?”

Established in 2013, RUUKKU is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for artistic research. It is published on Research Catalogue (RC), an international publication platform and database that enables multimedia elements. RUUKKU is published in Finnish, Swedish and English. The fourth issue of RUUKKU, published in spring 2015, focuses on the theme of ‘Process in Artistic Research’. We encourage all artistic researchers, – within academic research and from the art world –, to join us in developing RUUKKU into an inviting, useful and evolving publication.

We ask you to write your proposals or drafts for research in the RC catalogue (RC) . Note! The catalogue requires user rights and registration (see ‘register’). Please submit your proposals both via the RC catalogue (‘publish’, ‘submit’, and ‘Ruukku’) and by email toannette.arlander@uniarts.fi and markus.kuikka@uniarts.fi no later than 15 February 2015.

ria research week 2015


ria_2015Currently RIA’s PhD candidates, researchers, KU-project leaders, Mejan Residents and invited guests, share ongoing and completed artistic research and development projects.

See more in the programme (the front and rear cover show the week overview)


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Anna Einarsson’s Metamorfoser is presented for the first time in an open rehearsal at Kapellet in Stockholm on Sunday January 18 at 15:00. Participants are Sofia Jernberg, Lina Nyberg, Isabel Sörling och Anna Einarsson and there is no cover charge.

Metamorfoser is composed for four singers and live electronics based on a text by Jörgen Dahlqvist. This is the second project within Anna’s PhD project at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. The official premiere will be in May 2015.

There is only a limited number of seats at Kapellet so please register with Anna if you want to go.

carl unander scharin: doctoral defence

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Carl Unander-Scharins dissertation Extending Opera – Artist-led Explorations in Operatic Practice through Electronics and Interactivity is presented and defended. Following are the timetable of the events:

  • 28 januari, 18 – Dress rehearsal
  • 29 januari kl 10.30 – 12.00 Performance
  • 29 januari kl 13.00 – Defence

More information.

niklas hald: dissertation

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Niklas Hald is defending his PhD thesis Skådespelaren i barnteatern – Utmaningar för oss som spelar teater för barn och unga on January 23 januari, 2015, 15-17.30 at Ettan in the T-building of Stockholms dramatiska högskola, Valhallavägen 189.

More information here.

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