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75% seminar: kirsi nevanti

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Real Life (Or Elsewhere)


Kirsi Nevanti at the Tempo festival

The first part takes place at Debaser strand/Bar Brooklyn, opening 3/3 at 17.30, opening speach by Tinna Joné. About identities beyond gender.

The second part is a public seminar at the Tempo Festival (Bio Rio) on March 6, 15.30-17.00. The partner for the discussion will be Klara Grunning-Harris.
More information can be found at tempofestival.se.

The third part will be held as a closed dialog seminar on march 16, 15-17 with Cecilia Roos, Lena Hammergren och Peå Holmqvst will ask questions an invite others into the inquiry.

the body instrument

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Where: Room 502, Linnegatan 87
When: April 20, 16-18

Uniarts and Aleksandra Czarnecki Plaude to a seminar with a focus on movement, dramatic art, the body and on the meeting with dramatic text. Questions concerning whether the artists competence can be borrowed and translated in transdisciplinary meetings.

Improtant questions with relevence or all artists.

Read more about Aleksandra Czarnecki Plaude at uniarts.se

new phd position in gothenburg

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The Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg announces the availability of a doctoral candidate position (third-cycle) in the subject Musical Performance and Interpretation commencing 1st September 2015. Salary is granted for four year full time.

Deadline for applications: 22nd March 2015.

The Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts has a joint research school, but the students have their offices at the different
departments. At the Academy of Music and Drama there are currently four subject areas and around 10 Ph.D. students.

For further information see hsm.gu.se

conflict of the faculties

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Henk Borgdorff’s book The conflict of the faculties is now available as Open Access from openaccess.leidenuniv.nl.

card2 – circus on the edge

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The purpose of CARD2  is to create a meeting place for international researchers to introduce and share their research and to illuminate how circus practice has developed and how the field of artistic research differs from research for production. The first CARD conference was launched by the University of Circus as an attempt to demystify artistic research in Circus.

Within the conference series CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, the Circus Department at the School of Dance and Circus, part of Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts), Sweden, is now accepting proposals for the second conference of Circus Arts Research and Development.

art, research, empowerment

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Efva Lilja’s new book Art, Research, Empowerment: The artist as researcher is written from the artist’s perspective. She has experience that gives her unique insights in the developments of what whe refers to as the Swedish system for artistic research education. In her own words “it explores how the artistic researcher can enhance art, artistic education, markets and commercial values. Increased knowledge makes constructive use of resistance and restraints; it empowers networks for cooperation. A field of research in flux demands new strategies for taking a stand. Research is one way to do it.

unfixing images


PhDArts in Leiden presents a symposium and a discussion on imagery in the flux of ploitical action:

The symposium UNFIXING IMAGES focuses on visual documents that develop within processes of political resistance. As bi-products of larger socio-political struggles these documents can be understood both as visual traces of “lived politics” and as tools that can diversify hegemonial historiographies. In this context images are understood as “variational characters”: their “meaning” is inherently unstable as it is intimately linked to the temporality of the processes that bring them forth and continually influence how they are seen.

february 28: jar deadline


As noted earlier, JAR, the Journal for Artistic Research, has a deadline on Saturday for submissions to JAR 8.

The call can be read here.

improvised music performance and art opening

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Opera singer, improviser and PhD candidate Sara Wilén is involved in an event together with visual artist Magdolna Szabó at Staffanstorp Konsthall. At the opening of Szabó’s show on Sunday February 15 at 14.00 Wilén together with Tiina Markkanen, soprano, Fritiof Palm, violin and Jonatan Sersam, piano, will perform improvised music in an attempt to expand the field of interartistic collaboration.

More information (Swedish) in the attached folder.

collective conversations

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Call for Participants to Collective Conversations – a workshop with artist Ricardo Basbaum

A collaboration between Stockholm Uniarts and Tensta konsthall, March 2–6 at Tensta konsthall, Stockholm.

open call for participants

Between March 2 and March 6 2015, Stockholm Uniarts and Tensta Konsthall will host the Brazilian visual artist, writer, and professor Ricardo Basbaum and his collective-conversations workshop.

The workshop collective-conversations is open to everyone and free of charge. 12 participants will be picked. The workshop will be in English.

collective-conversations is the name of Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum’s series of collaborative works wherein people gather to explore ways of voicing their thoughts in concert. Through dialogue, translation, quotation and writing, the group will compose a polyphonic script for a performance. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the most distinguished artists working today in the tradition of Brazilian conceptualism. The workshop mixes performance, language, social sculpture, poetry, and sound art in a highly participatory environment exploring Basbaum’s notion of “bioconceptualism”. collective-conversations’ workshops has been taking place in Brazil, Canada, Austria, and the UK.

For the collective-conversations at Tensta Konsthall, participants will attend 4 sessions of 3 hours each (Monday to Thursday 9.30-12.30) and perform the results of the workshop in a public presentation on Friday, 6 March at 12.00 (noon).

Please send your letter of intention to professor André Lepecki at Stockholm Uniarts no later than February 23. The letter should be in English, with a short bio about yourself and a short paragraph stating why you are interested in taking the workshop.

Questions? Contact André Lepecki at Stockholm Uniarts.

About Ricardo Basbaum

Since the early 1990s, Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum has incited artistic encounters by inviting people to engage with and respond to systems of symbols and rules embedded in objects, scripts, diagrams, maps and games. In his projects, Basbaum quotes artistic and graphic communication tactics that are both vernacular and abstract, thereby easy to learn, interpret and memorize. Through interaction with these fluid sets of visual and linguistic terms for the production of an artwork, Basbaum seeks to collectively consider the material, social and spatial membrane between artist, contemporary art system, art object and participant.

The workshop is organized by Stockholm University of the Arts – DOCH School of Dance and Circus, University College of Opera and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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