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The compilation of the open space reports during the 2nd semester meeting of Konstnärliga forskarskolan, at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö during February 7-9, can now be downloaded here: openspacereports110208 And please feel free to mail any comments or questions, new ideas and suggestions as to future programming to director Ylva Gislén at ylva@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se!

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2011
  • Category: Performance
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all the way out there….



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February 26 and 27 a new performance by Mette Ingvartsen has it’s premiere at Kaiitheater in Brussels, being part of the programme of Festival Performatik.  All the way out there...created by Mette Ingvartsen and Guillem Mont de Palol is a performance of extremes’. They present two figures in search of intense physical expression, from stillness and silence to speed and ecstasy. Their screams are either too loud to be heard or too soft to be ignored. Human affects and emotions are transformed through repetition, variation and montage. Ingvartsen and Mont de Palol seek forms of expression on the borderline of the human and the inhuman. In their search for the ‘post-human body’ they go all the way.(picture © Ingvartsen and Mont de Palol)

first issue of JAR



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The inaugural issue of Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is now released! JAR is a new international, online, open access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies.
With the aim of displaying and documenting practice in a manner that respects the artist’s modes of presentation, JAR abandons the traditional journal article format and offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. The result is a journal which provides a unique ‘reading’ experience while fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination.
This issue presents work by: Bertha Bermudez, Scott deLahunta, Marijke Hoogenboom, Chris Ziegler, Frederic Bevilacqua, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Barbara Meneses Gutierrez (from Amsterdam), Richard Blythe (Melbourne), Sher Doruff (Amsterdam), Cathy van Eck (Zürich), Mark Fleischman(Cape Town), Abhishek Hazra (Bangalore), Anders Hultqvist (Gothenburg), Daniel Kötter, Constanze Fischbeck (Berlin),Tuija Kokkonen (Helsinki), Elina Saloranta (Helsinki), Sissel Tolaas (Berlin and Otto von Busch(Gothenburg). Editor-in-Chief is Michael Schwab (London). Download info

doctoral position at the royal institute of art



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Within the framework of Konstnärliga forskarskolan (a national research school in the field of arts), the Royal Institute of Art advertises a new doctoral position with the theme of “urbanism”.  The research programme comprises of 240 ECTS-credits and leads to the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Art.
The theme of ”urbanism” is chosen in relation to the Royal Institute of Art’s engagement and cross-over areas between fine art, architecture and restoration art. Urbanism can here be understood as practical and theoretical explorations of the spatial and social structures that can be found within an urban milieu, and also those movements and constant negotiations that happen within a city or at it’s borders. Urbanism may also mean questions surrounding places that stand in a relation to a city and which are influenced by it. However, the theme should be interpreted freely and the Royal Institute of Art is not emphasising any particular artistic medium or strand of practice. It is up to the applicant to identify and formulate his/her own entry to the theme of Urbanism. The condition is that the investigation should be made from an artistic research perspective
For more information about this programme, and the spring 2011 announcement of a doctoral position with the theme of ”urbanism” from an artistic research perspective, please read here
The last application date is the 14th of March 2011, and more information on the application is found here.

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  • Published: Feb 17th, 2011
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evaporated landscapes in spain



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Evaporated Landscapes, by choreographer and dancer Mette Ingvartsen, will be performed at the festival VEO in Valencia February 19 and February 20.

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  • Published: Feb 17th, 2011
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art, philosophy and experimentation



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The first art seminar of spring 2011 at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg will take place Thursday February 17, between 4 pm-8 pm at Valand, Vasagatan 50 (in the former library, 2nd floor). There will be an introduction by the philosopher, writer and art critic Sven Olov Wallenstein and interventions by the artist Elin Wikström, the critic and art theory teacher Fredrik Svensk, artist and researcher Bryndis Snaebjörnsdottir (responsible for research at Valand) the artist Matthew Rana and the philosopher and writer Mats Rosengren, philosopher, writer.

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  • Published: Feb 11th, 2011
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secrets between life and death



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February 12 the Malmö Opera premiers their third opera by composer and Ph D candidate Jonas ForssellHemligheter (Secrets) is about the known Swedish scientist, philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and takes place in the state of transition between life and death imagined by Swedenborg: a place where you can meet spirits and interact with both the living and the death. Here Swedenborg meets his beloved sister who died very young, as well the Swedish king Karl XII, the Polish princess and French queen Maria Leszczyńska, the politician Fredrik Gyllenborg and the French king Louis XV: all people who played an important role in the life of Swedenborg. The premiere will also be broadcasted live at the Swedish Radio, channel P2 at 18 pm. (photo Malin Arnesson)

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  • Published: Feb 11th, 2011
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YES! in new york



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The YES! Association, with PhD candidate Malin Arnell as one of it’s artists, will take part a roundtable discussion, Institutions and their Feminist Discontents, at the The Feminist Art Project Special Sessions,College Art Association, 11:00-12:30 pm February 12, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, organized by Johanna Burton and Julia Bryan-Wilson, during the 99th Annual Conference of the College Art Association.

2nd semester meeting february 7-9 2011



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The second semester meeting of Konstnärliga forskarskolan was held February 7-9 2011 in Malmö, at the Inter Arts Centre and in collaboration with the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund university. Most of the time was dedicated at identifying and constructing themes and topics for work in smaller groups of PhD candidates in the years to come using an open space methodology, but some of the time was also dedicated to exhibitions, a performance and presentations by PhD candidates at the Malmö Art Academy.

Detailed schedule with further information here.
A documentation with the collected reports from the open space forum can be downloaded here.

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  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2011
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evaporated landscapes



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In Evaporated Landscapes, performed at the festival Le VIVAT, Armentières, France, and by Mette Ingvartsen, choreography no longer belongs to the organization of bodies and their movements in space. Rather choreography is understood to be the relationship that operates between the ephemeral elements, as they magically float and dissolve into space. The movements that appear do not only show up in space but also within the bodies of the spectators due to the sensations and perceptions they encounter throughout the performance.

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