As part of the Malmö Garden Show May 27-29 in Slottsträdgården, Malmö, there will be improvised opera for and with children. Operaimprovisatörerna, with PhD candidate Sara Wilén as one of the performers, will give two shows Friday 27 at 13 and 15 pm, in a programme that amongst other things also contains Japanese street theatre and seminars on guerilla gardening and sustainable and green city planning.
Tuesday May 24, 18 pm, Frida Hållander will speak about her PhD project under the heading Crafted Vernacular – Practice-based research through Craft at Konsthantverkarna in Stockholm. She will speak about strategies for a research project through craft, also discussing questions like: what is not articulated in the field of contemporary craft? Which practices are influential? Whose bodies matter?
Tuesday May 24 there is a performance evening at the independent space Kamarade in Stockholm (Linnégatan 76) featuring Malin Arnell, Anna Kleberg, Ulrika Sparre and the film Fog Pumas by Gunvor Nelson. Anna Kleberg and Ulrika Sparre will do a version of Dan Grahams performance Like from 1971, (that Graham himself never performed publicly) and Malin Arnell will in Reflect Soft Matte Discourse follow the instructions for Gina Panes performance Discours mou et mat from 1975.
During the artistic seminar at the Faculty of fine, Performing and Applied Arts at the University of Gothenburg Thursday May 19 writer Mara Lee Gerdén (also a PhD candidate in literary composition at the faculty) will read her poem Varför Anne Carson är en så bra poet (“Why Anne Carson is such a good poet”) and talk about poetry as a way of thinking, and about quality and artistic research. Staffan Söderblom and Gunnar D Hansson, both writers and teachers in literary composition, will discuss some themes in Gunnar D Hansson’s latest book/online literary project Var slutar texten? (Where does the text end?), they will also discuss some issues of translation in relation to some poems by Emily Dickinson. The full title of the seminar is Litteraturens gränser – form, översättning, oöversättlighet, kvalitet the boundaries of literature – form, translation, instranslatability, quality), takes place in the former library at Valand, Sveavägen 50, Gothenburg, 16-19 pm and will hopefully also offer plenty of time for a more general discussion!
Within the framework of Konstnärliga forskarskolan the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts is advertising two doctoral positions in the area of film and media. One of the announced positions have a concentration in fiction, the other in documentary. Heart and centre in the program is in the artistic practice and the starting point should be a clearly defined research question. The last application date is June 7 2011 (please note that e-mail applications will not be accepted). Both of the announcements (in Swedish) can be found through here, and any questions concerning the content of the positions can be addressed to professor Ingela Josefson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions concerning the conditions of employment etc can be adressed to staff manager Charlotte Celsing Carldéhn at email@example.com.
Petra Fransson is writing about responsibilities and possibilities of transcendence in the art of acting in the latest number of Teatertidningen (no 2/2011). Taking the performance Heterofil (written by Christina Ouzounidis) as point of departure she discusses the relationship between actual and fictive bodies on stage, their intentions and statements and about making the text and the audience visible through her work.
Saturday May 14, between 2pm-6pm Malin Arnell coreographs a collective transformation of the MFK: Coming to an end / Opening up for a new circle,which will be the last activity within the framework of Insisting to be part of this moment/movement (convinced of our greatness), at Konsthall C in Farsta, Stockholm.
Uncertainty in the City is a result of a research project in which Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir (visual artist and supervisor) and Marc Wilson investigated the margins of tolerance in the fraught relationship between humans and other animals. During their research they observed ambivalence and contradictory vested interests in relation to a wide range of creatures. Most significant is the mixture of responses, the paradoxical nature of human attitudes towards agents of the ‘wild’, and the implicit cohesion-in-tension of the human/nature paradigm. Uncertainty in the City is a guidebook that looks at the human response to the other, to the animals that surround us.
The form of the book refers to the genre of field guides and thus underlines the research-based nature of the artistic practice of Snæbjörnsdòttir/Wilson.
- Author: Ylva
- Published: May 6th, 2011
- Category: All activities, Conference, Network, Semester meeting, Seminar
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The third semester meeting of Konstnärliga forskarskolan will be organized together with the University of Dance and Circus hosting the european doctoral conference EUFRAD 2011 in Stockholm in collaboration with the all the higher seats of learning in the arts in the city. This means the previously announced dates are slightly changed and extended to September 27-30. The full invitation and more information can be found here. Please note that PhD candidates formally associated to Konstnärliga forskarskolan should follow a different registration process since semester meetings are part of the mandatory activities!
Rosamunde: princess of Cyprus, queen of the world, goddess of death in life, foam born, just wanted to wet her pictures a little. Now she stands on the knife’s edge, drowning, how sad…
The play Rosamunde is the third part of Elfriede Jelineks Der Tod und das Mädchen I – V: Prinzessinnendramen. The text is seeking a voice and a settlement with the calm and sober self-confident hatred, and the performance by avdelning 14, performed from May 13 – 29 at Teatr Weimar in Malmö, is an investigation of the drama between distance and presence, between the real and the absurd, between the transcendence of the expression and the here and now of the physical body.
The performance is the result of a collaboration between actor and PhD candidate Petra Fransson, the visual artist Sofie Josefsson and costume designer Jenny Ljungberg. (photo © Per-Anders Jörgensen)