Between September 23 and November 3 2011 actor and PhD candidate Petra Fransson plays one of the twelve characters in German playwright Dea Lohers Tjuvar (Thieves) at the municipal theatre in Helsingborg , directed by Anna Novovic. The drama, that premiered 2010 at Deutsches Theater in Berlin and now is performed for the first time in Sweden, is a caleidoscopic narrative about twelve people fighting to survive in the contemporary European world of unsecure jobs, unsecure relationships and broken promises.
Improvisation will be the theme of a series of seminars organised by the Faculty of fine and performing arts, in collaboration with the Pufendorf Institute at Lund university. Improvisation is used in many art forms: music, opera, theatre, poetry, dance, stand up comedy etc – both as a mean and feature of performance and in the creation of art works. But what role does improvisation play outside of the art fields? Can you learn to improvise? Are there specific and common ”tricks of the trade”? Somebody once said: ”Improvisation is way to serious to be left to chance alone”. Do you have to be very proficient in order to improvise? What happens in the brain of a person that improvises? Can it be investigated? The first in the series of seminars where these kinds of questions will be highlighted and discusses will take place at the Pufendorf Institute September 20 between 15-17. The focus during this seminar will be on musical improvisation, and participants will amongst others be the internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Jan Lundgren (also a teacher at the Music Academy in Malmö) and Karin Johansson who wrote her thesis on organ improvisation. Håkan Lundström, dean of the Faculty of fine and performing arts, will introduce the seminar with an overview on improvisation in music.
Les portes de l´enfer is a new piece for actors, video and live-electronics and the group Trembling Aeroplanes that premieres September 19, 19.30 at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö. The piece, that also will be performed September 29 during the Integrafestival 2011 in Copenhagen, builds on previous collaborations between composer Kent Olofsson and director Jörgen Dahlqvist and in terms of form and content it can be seen in continuity with The harsh notes that premiered spring 2011. This time the focus is on the interplay between the digital musical devices and the musicality of the voices. The piece has associatively developed around the sculptures of Auguste Rodin during the end of the 19th century, sculptures with references to amongst other things Dante’s Inferno. The piece forms a part both of the artistic development and research at the Theatre Academy in Malmö and of the PhD work of composer Kent Olofsson.
Saturday September 17, as a parallel event to the 12th Istanbul biennial, iaspis is organizing Disclosure – exhibition as discourse as disco, a four-hour exhibition ( 8pm – midnight) unfolding in the nightclub Dogzstar as evening turns into night. Setting out to simultaneously construct and deconstruct an exhibition situation, the site of the nightclub is used as an inverted mirror image of the white cube. The participating artists – Malin Arnell + KOEFF, Carl Palm, Hinrich Sachs, Studio SM and Oni Ayhun + Mar Ritt – contribute with work that address the question of the desire to make public through exhibiting, each using language, objects, movement, graphics or sound to interact with the choreography and politics of the situation. The dramaturgy of the evening moves from a reflection on the standardization of desire production through globalised formats for cultural expression such as international life-style magazines, nightclubs and contemporary art biennials, to more dissonant acts of exhibitionist disclosure.
Between September 21 – December 14 2011 there will be a lecture- and workshop series at Wednesdays 15 – 18 pm at W.I.S.P (Women in Swedish Performing Arts), Birger Jarls gatan 18 in Stockholm on the topic of “Feminist futures”. The lecture and workshop series discusses feminist utopias/ feminist future images of a different society in feminist research, art and architecture projects, and lived utopias. The series constitutes an elective course at the School of Architecure at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, but can be taken as a PhDcourse (7,5 hp) open also for PhD candidates from Konstnärliga forskarskolan. Application is made to Meike Schalk at: email@example.com, who can also answer possible questions, more information on the whole lecture series can be downloaded here.
a.pass in Brussels, Belgium is an artistic research environment based on self-organization and collaboration that provides an individualized framework for theoreticians and artists to work, think and experiment. They’ve now decided to organize a conference in order to reflect upon the shifting notions of this ‘artistic research’ and to question the political implications of the discourses and practices use(d). In the course of two days (September 16-17) they aim to create a frame in which research is put into practice and shared with the audience, allowing an in-depth experience of research formats, relations and situations, and the specific ‘knowledges’ these produce.
What is the specificity of the knowledge produced in the arts today? Can they still claim a political, or even subversive position in the politicized, aestheticized, techno-sized and mediatized knowledge production process? How do we create the appropriate, critical and creative formats for feedback and support for the (potentially very different) kinds of artistic research? How do we keep the framework for such researches open enough so as not to smother them in an over-protective embrace? And at the same time: how to stimulate the appearance of alternative forms of knowledge out of artist-driven formats of research? More information on this event can be found here.
September 15, between 17-21 pm, there will be a seminar at the School of Photography at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. The seminar will be based on the new book Tell it like it is – Contemporary Photography and the Lure of the real, focusing on the central discourses of the practices of contemporary photography. The book is written by Mika Hannula, professor for artistic research at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg with the participation of Mads Gamdrup, Annika von Hausswolff, Esko Männikkö and Vibeke Tandberg, artists who all possess a long-term position and back catalogue of works and visions into the matters and themes adressed by this book. More information on the seminar and on the book can be found here. Between September 14 and September 25 there is also an exhibition based on the book at the school’s Galleri Monitor, showing one work or a serie of works by each of the participating artists.
As part of Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, NOTAM is producing the installation Currents by Åsa Stjerna, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. The work is to be featured in the foyer at the Opera in Oslo. The premiere coincides with the official opening of the festival, and is part of the opening show PRIMA on September 8.
Currents, which also is part of Åsa Sterna’s PhD work, uses measurements from a climatographic project in the ocean surrounding the Faroe Islands. Data from the North-Atlantic current, undergoing change in it’s flow of warm water due to the melting ice in the northern hemisphere, is continuously transformed into a sound artwork that unfolds in real time.
- Author: Ylva
- Published: Sep 8th, 2011
- Category: All activities, Conference, Network, Semester meeting, Workshop
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A more detailed program, as well as further information on the different workshop groups during the EUFRAD 2011 event (also corresponding to Konstnärliga forskarskolan’s semester meeting this fall) can now be accessed here. There are still some locations to be confirmed and information to come , more material will be published continuously!
We also say a warm welcome to our event coordinators Koen Vanhove and Julia Asperska from Key performance who can respond to any practical questions you might have concerning the event – their coordinates are to be found in the EUFRAD 2011 page as well.