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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2011
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critical transformations



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The first higher artistic seminar during autumn 2011 at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm will take place September 1 at 18.30 on the stage. The presentation offers an exposition of the artistic/interdisciplinary  research process into  45, 46, 47 The Unbearable by choreographer/dancer Ana Sanchez-Colberg that she did in collaboration with composer Kiriakos Spirou. The presentation will begin with a screening of the documentary of the research process by filmmaker Chris Clow, followed by an informal presentation of the solo that resulted from the studio investigation.  Afterwards there will be opportunity for a discussion and a conversation with the audience.

black fat soil



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August 30 there will be an evening filled with music, performance, sound and video art at Fylkingen in Stockholm with contributions from Dave Allen, ANSWERS(Henrik Andersson / Malin Arnell / Anders Bryngelsson / Mattin), Jakob Eklund, Cecilia Germain, Ulrika Gomm, Peter Kortmann, Lina Persson, Roseline Rannoch, Imri Sandström, Maxwell Simmer and Marcus Ekroth / Trevor Lee Larson / Linda Spjut. The evening starts at 19 am with a release of the anthology Svart fet jord (Black Fat Soil) featuring contributions from Dave Allen, Answers, Michael Baers, Jakob Eklund, Marcus Ekroth, Leif Elggren, Emma-Lina Ericson, Cecilia Germain, Ulrika Gomm, Delia Gonzalez, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, Lise Haurum, Peter Kortmann, Erika Landström, Trevor Lee Larson, Clara López, C M Lundberg, Anna Lundh, Iwo Myrin, Per Kristian Nygaard, Lina Persson, Julia Pfeiffer, Roseline Rannoch, Imri Sandström, Maxwell Simmer, Linda Spjut, Paula Urbano, Anna Wignell and graphic design by Florian Ludwig.

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  • Published: Aug 23rd, 2011
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philosophy of knowledge



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During autumn 2011 the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts offers a third cycle course in philosophy of knowledge corresponding to 7,5hp. The course, with Swedish as working language, is aimed at both PhD candidates in Konstnärliga forskarskolan and the art schools in general, but PhD candidates from other universities are welcome to register.
Ingela Josefson (currently visiting professor and pro tem head of research at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts) will be the course leader, with Tore Nordenstam, professor emeritus in philosophy at the University of Bergen (Norway) as main lecturer, and ”from arts to science” and ”practical knowledge and ethics” as the main topics. The course will take place at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, with September 21-23 and December 15-16 as physical occasions, ending with two days for the final exam in January 2012.
For more information and registration, please contact Ingela Josefson, mail: ingela.josefson(at)stdh.se

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  • Published: Aug 5th, 2011
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vilém flusser residency programme



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The transmediale festival for digital arts and culture has also opened a new residency programme for artistic research, the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme. The programme will support projects and activities which are simultaneously conceptual and practice-based. It is geared towards the initiation of new research or to the further development of existing projects. It is not a production grant, and while a public presentation/event will be expected, there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project to project basis. Special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.
The organisers states that in the current times of the crisis of revolutionary movements, artistic research is not only a dialogue between theory and praxis, and that the work within in-between spaces and moments of transitions is necessary in order to make the complex structures of today’s networked culture comprehensible.
The residency will be from April 2012 on as a 2 month work-and research-residency in Berlin. The applicant selected by the jury will have the oppportunity to further develop the submitted project during the time of the residency. The program includes: travel costs to Berlin, accomodation costs in Berlin, a stipend of 1000 EUR per month and a studio / workspace in the Flusser Archive at the Universität der Künste (UDK) in Berlin.
Further details of the project presentation at the transmediale festival and Flusser Archive will be negotiated directly with the applicant. The submission deadline is August 31 and the full call can be found here.

in/compatible research



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The transmediale festival for art and digital culture in Berlin is organising an international PhD workshop in partnership with the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living at Aarhus University and Universität der Künste in Berlin. 5 ECTS credits are offered for full participation. The workshop will take place November 16-18 2011 at the Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Künste, Berlin, and is the first step in a collaborative effort to develop a platform for knowledge exchange, and research across the arts and sciences in order to foster new forms of collaborative peer-review and knowledge dissemination. The PhD workshop departs from the theme of the 25th transmediale festival upcoming in early 2012: in/compatible. This theme adresses unresolved tensions in-between different technologies, their cultures of production and use, as well as the tensions between different approaches to contemporary media culture.
The aim of the in/compatible research PhD workshop is to explore the compatibility and incompatibility of various objects, processes and systems, being both an independent event and a research-based exploration of the forthcoming theme of transmediale 2012. Across the same days as the PhD workshop, an international research conference will be held to create a platform of exchange between scholars, researchers and artists exploring the in/compatible topic. The organisers are looking for contributions that broadly align to the following headings: in/compatible interfaces, in/compatible methods and in/compatible markets.
The deadline, which might be extended, is August 15 – the full call with further information and link to application form can be found here.

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  • Published: Aug 5th, 2011
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essaying performative constructions



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Malin Arnell is doing her second solo exhibition at the September Gallery in Berlin between June 25 and August 13 2011. For Essaying Performative Constructions she has created a gigantic architectonic scaffolding, an accessible five-meter-high wooden tower made from pre-fab triangular modules: a mixture of jungle gym, viewing platform, perch, and watchtower. In Arnell’s installation the basic form of the triangle is associated with the modular construction of Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes, but also with symbols such as the pink triangle the Nazis used to identify gay men or the triangles in pentagrams. At the same time, Arnell’s work also incorporates outdoor and indoor space, concentrating not on the finished work of art, but on the process of installment and disassembly, whereby the built construction and the construction of commonality become inseparable. Part of the exhibition is also the video Sporing Lips of Transposed Desire, a collaboration between Malin Arnell and Pablo Zuleta Zahr. The work, in which Arnell acts out autoerotic fantasies on a tree covered in fungus could be seen as part of a feminist redefinition of pornography and references the “queer” tradition in filmmaking, such as the work of the American artist Barbra Hammer, who made experimental films in the 1970s that addressed taboo themes such as menstruation, female orgasm, and lesbian sexuality. At the same time, Sporing Lips of Transposed Desire is also an ironic play on the countless amateur outdoor pornos circulating in the net that use nature merely as a backdrop and not as an object of lust, desire, and longing.

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