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

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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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.

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.

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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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tacit or loud 28 nov – 3 dec 2014 (1 hp)


This course will adress artistic method and artistic knowledge production in a cross disciplinary manner. The participants will be encouraged to engage in the discussion concerning the locality of knowledge in artistic practice, primarily in the performing arts at the intersection between new currents in research on human cognition and new media; cross-disciplinary art is an emerging field. The course consists of at least three days of participation in the symposium Tacit or Loud: where is the knowledge in art? that takes place in Malmö 28 November 28 – 3 December 2014. It will present a series of installations and performances bringing choreography, theatre, music and fine arts together. Please contact Emma Kihl (emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se) for signing up or for further questions.

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across improvisation

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a symposium on multidisciplinary perspectives of improvisation.

Where: Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola, Linnégatan 87. When: Friday 10th October, 09.00-18.00


This symposium is part of an attempt to create more collaboration between KMH and the recently created Stockholm Uniarts. Participating in the program are researchers & teachers connected with KMH and Stockholm Uniarts. All master and doctoral students from both schools are invited to attend without cost. The symposium will be conducted in English.

The purpose is to facilitate an exchange of experiences of improvisation in various art forms, thereby creating a deeper understanding of improvisation as well as new opportunities for collaboration between art forms.

For more information, see Stockholm Uniarts webpage.

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