Konstnärliga forskarskolan



politics of form 4-5 august 2015 (1 hp)

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Date: 4-5. August 2015
Location: Hus 28, KKH 4th August, Tensta Konsthall 5th August

In this workshop (1 ECTS-credit) we will watch short art films and videos together with Renate Lorentz and Karin Michalski and discuss their politics (especially queer-feminist and decolonizing politics). However, the focus will be on the forms and methods: How do these films experiment with forms? Which types of performance are included? Which temporalities occur? Which kind of camera work is visible? Which role plays sound and listening? What exactly are the politics of all these formal decisions?

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For signing up and practical information, please contact Emma Kihl

politics of taste

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The European Summer School in Cultural Studies is a network-based seminar for interdisciplinary research training in the fields of art and culture, organized by the PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts at the University of Copenhagen, The Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Giessen, The London Consortium, École Doctorale Esthétique, sciences et technologies des arts at Université de Paris VIII, the Lisbon Consortium, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis Ljublana and The University of Trondheim.
English is the official language and the activities takes place in the magnificent Hotel de Lauzun in central Paris. The program is very rich, and surely interesting for most subjects in our disciplines. The School offers a European platform for the development of cultural studies with a focus on new research methodologies, models for interdisciplinary research organization, and presentation of exemplary topics that address seminal problems and perspectives in contemporary cultural studies.
The ESSCS is hosted each year by one of the eight partner institutions and accommodates 8 keynote speakers, including representatives from the five collaborating institutions, and up to 50 junior researchers from Europe and abroad. The primary target group for the summer school is candidates enrolled in a PhD-programme, but a number of seats will be reserved for post.doc.-candidates in order to enhance the continuity in research training beyond the PhD-level.

See http://esscs.hum.ku.dk/ for more information.

translate, intertwine, transgress 11-13 june 2015 (1 hp)

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Date: 11-13 June 2015

Location: MDT and Moderna Museet Skeppsholmen

The choreographer Björn Säfsten and the philosopher Per Nilsson have engaged over the past three years in a multidisciplinary research project involving choreography and philosophy, at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. In association with Moderna Museet and MDT, lectures, performances, workshops, discussions and parties will take place on Skeppsholmen for three days, to summarise and celebrate the conclusions of this project. The symposium will take place during the opening of the exhibition After Babel, thus providing a meeting place and venue for events. In lectures and choreographic works, researchers and artists will comment on and discuss the relationship between choreography, art and philosophy. Different theoretical and artistic fields are brought together to explore how they may influence our critical thinking. The symposium will feature works and lectures by Cristina Caprioli, Bojana Cvejić, Mette Edvardsen, Abraham Hurtado, Michael Kliën, Jennifer Lacey, Per Nilsson & Gerd Aurell, Peggy Phelan, Richard Shusterman, Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens, Sarah Vanhee and Haegue Yang.
The course consists of participation in the symposium, and continuous discussions with examiner Cecilia Malmström Olsson.

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disordering listening 18-19 june 2015 (1 hp)

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Date: 18.-19. June
Location: Academy of Fine Arts, Schillerplatz 3, 1030 Vienna, DG-12 (top floor)

‘Disordering Listening – a practical seminar’ will be a collective investigation into the role and potentials of listening, considering sound-based practice around listening in relation to social and political subjects and subjectivities. In particular exploring acts and organizations of listening that are embedded in daily life and that activate multiple responses: philosophical, psychological, phenomenological, perceptual, conceptual, political, etc. To “disorder” listening would be to embrace all of these responses transversally, rather than isolating “listening” as an autonomous category of experience. The workshop will be facilitated by Cathy Lane, Professor of Sound Arts at University of the Arts London and founder of the Her Noise Archive, and prepared by three PhD candidates of the PhD in Practice Program in Vienna, Hong-Kai Wang, Janine Jembere, and Keiko Uenishi. Please contact Emma Kihl (emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se) for further information and for signing up.

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how is to be done? feminism art capitalism 11-12 june 2015 (1hp)


Date: 11.- 12. June
Location: Stockholm

The workshop is intended to explore possible answers to this question: what would constitute a politically meaningful engagement of feminism with art in a capitalist society as shaped today? The workshop is held in Stockholm during 12-13 June and course leader is Angela Dimitrakaki, a writer and Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Edinburgh. Please contact Emma Kihl (emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se) for further questions and for signing up!

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victims of modernisation 18-20 may 2015 (1hp)

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Date: 18-20 May 2015

Location: Stockholm, Ropsten

Stockholm is a city in constant transformation with many huge construction projects that not only adds but also obviously changes the map of the city. During this process there are many functioning houses that stand in the way for a new large scaled building project. We seldom hear about these places, the houses and buildings until they are demolished. During the workshop days we will explore these spaces artists Akay and Klisterpete together with examiner Svante Tidholm, discussing and exploring possible artistic interventions and practices, in an ongoing discussion on their aesthetic and political implications. Please contact Emma Kihl (emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan) for further questions and for signing up.

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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.

the individual and the group 2-4 march 2015 (1 hp)

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2-4 March in Stockholm

This course will be held by filmmaker and writer Ed Webb-Ingall and the course examinator is the artist Rehana Zaman.
The questions the course will address are: Can there be a collective voice? What are the conditions for its manifestation? How might we address the implicit and explicit power dynamics that impact sociality? The course will draw on the strategies of community video in the UK and collaborative art practice to address these questions. Exercises, films and texts will provide a point of departure from which we will work together to create something as a group that attempts to enact and embody our ideas.

Ed Webb-Ingall is a filmmaker and writer with an interest in exploring practices and forms of collaboration. He is currently a TECHNE PhD candidate at Royal Holloway University, England, where his research focuses on the history and practice of community video in the UK between 1968 and 1981.

Rehana Zaman is an artist based in London. Her videos and performances take up socio-political narratives that often emerge through collaboration with groups and individuals.

Contact Emma Kihl for mor information.

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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. Anyone eligible for third cycle is welcome to apply. The number of participants is limited, first come, first served!

editorial poetry 21-23 nov 2014 (1 hp)

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The poetic utterance as circulation and (re)materialization
Place: Marseille
Credit: 1 ECTS

November 21-23 (20/11 travel day)

The workshop is constructed around a visit to cipM—centre international de poésie Marseille and it consists of an introduction, individual work, and presentations. The first day, Beata Berggren and Martin Högström present their own works as poets and as small press poetry publishers, with a focus on reproduction technical aspects. They will further introduce some different methods of transcription, copying and (re)materializations in contemporary poetry. In the afternoon, Éric Giraud, head librarian at cipM, will present cipM and the collection. Later in the afternoon we visit Éric Pesty, publisher at the poetry press Éric Pesty Éditeur; the visit takes place at the letterpress print shop l’Annexe where Pesty composes and prints poetry books and the poetry magazine K.O.S.H.K.O.N.O.N.G. The second day will be spent at the cipM library for individual exploration and for work on the basis of a task articulated by Beata Berggren and Martin Högström.

Please contact Emma Kihl for more information.

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