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  • Published: Feb 28th, 2012
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call for proposals: the swedish research council



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The Swedish Research Council has now opened it’s yearly call for proposals for project funding. Applications within the area of artistic research and development are due no later than March 27 2012. Research projects can be between 3- 5 years from 2013 and onward, and are evaluated by the committee for artistic research and development at the Swedish Research Council .More information on the requirements for the application can be found here (in Swedish).

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  • Published: Feb 28th, 2012
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the forfeiture of money



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Involving artists of different nationalities and ages (Ivan Argote, Zachary Formwalt, Goldin+Senneby, Gianna Motti, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor) The Forfeiture of Money gives an overview of works focusing on the shifting of evaluation criteria as well as the lability of money representations. Following the financial crisis that have recently shaken the world, the general public has indeed realised that money’s value is entirely artificial, built through some financial gurus, masters in this esoteric science. That principle has nothing new – the world is left stunned by the power held by this tiny handful of bankers and traders. Dematerialised, and now circulating in real time, money has broken away from its physical nature (currency), to become a pure abstract value responding to increasingly obscure causal effects. The exhibition opens Thursday 01 March 6-9pm at D+ T project in Brussels.

artistic research catalogue conference



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A conference on the artistic research catalogue will take place March 1-2 2012 at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. Questions on the conference can be adressed to Tamara de Groot, t.degroot@kabk.nl. The following day, March 3, the Society for Artistic Research, who are responsible for both development of the artistic research catalogue and for the interconnected and peer-reviewed Journal of Artistic Research,  invites all SAR members to the annual General Assembly, which will take place 9.00-13.00 on 3rd March 2012 at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2012
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experimentation vs interpretation



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The Orpheus Academy 2012, with the title ‘Experimentation versus Interpretation’  takes place March 26-28 2012 in Ghent, Belgium and will challenge the concept of ‘interpretation’ in the field of music performance, and investigate musical ‘experimentation’ as an alternative or encapsulating path. Such a challenge involves the concept of ‘work’ and has implications in the fields of ‘notation’, ‘hermeneutics’, editorial concepts (such as the ‘Urtext’), as well as with the broader relationship with the past. 
During three days, internationally acclaimed guest lecturers will meet professional musicians, music theorists, musicologists and artist-researchers from all over the world. The academy is open to professional music theorists, musicologists, students in music theory or musicology, musicians, composers etc from all countries. Application is possible until March 1, 2012.

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2012
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global composition



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A conference on Sound, Media and the Environment called Global Composition will take place in Darmstadt July 25-28, 2012  Deadline for submission of scholarly, scientific and/or artistic proposals on sound related topics and issues is March 1, 2012, and notification of admission will be made no later than April 20, 2012. Confirmed keynote presenters are so far: Bill Fontana, R. Murray Schafer, Hildegard Westerkamp et al. Questions can be addressed to fabienne.rudolph@stud.h-da.de

summer academy in finland



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The second International Summer Academy for Artist-researchers, entitled Artistic Research in Depth , will take place in Finland on August 3rd-10th 2012. The aim of the Summer Academy is to discuss in depth participants’ doctoral projects within the developing discourses of art practice and research. A research centre near Helsinki in an enjoyable natural environment by a lakeoffers a peaceful atmosphere for constructive debates.The programme consists of lectures by established artist-researches, students’ presentations, profound discussions and individual tutoring as well as sauna, swimming and wandering in the countryside. Doctoral students in academic institutions pursuing practice-based research are invited to submit applications and proposals to the Summer Academy. The deadline for applications is February 29th, 2012. Any inquiries can be directed to summer.academy@teak.fi.

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2012
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first konstlab spring 2012



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This seasons first konstlab, in a series of public talks on artistic research and development arranged in a collboration between the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg and Atalante, takes place Monday February 27, at 19 pm at Atalante, Gothenburg. Invited artists are the poet Marie Silkeberg and the guitarist Stefan Östersjö. Moderator is Ole Lützow-Holm and the talks and the conversation will be held in Swedish.

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2012
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journal issues on artistic research



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The peer-reviewed Journal of Research Practice  has a special issue (volume 7/issue 1/ 2011) on artistic research, called “On Reflecting and Making in Artistic Research Practice” . The call for contributions to this special issue was framed so as to focus on artistic research practice, drawing attention to the interaction between reflecting and making in this practice.The special issue (index to be found here) consists of five articles, one of them being editorial and three of them appear under the category ‘provocative idea’.
Last year the German art magazine Texte Zur Kunst also had a special issue  (June 2011/20 Jahrgang/ Heft 82)) on artistic research, in German and English, more particularly focusing on the ambivalence between empowerment and instrumentalization caused by or reflected in the concept of artistic research (index to be found here).
The latest issue of the Swedish journal Ord & Bild (5:2011) also has artistic research as it’s theme, with a particular emphasis on artistic research in literature and it’s relationship to the humanities (editorial in Swedish to be found here).

supervisor’s meeting in malmö march 5-6 2012



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The fifth supervisor’s meeting in Konstnärliga forskarskolan will be from lunch to lunch Monday March 5 to Tuesday March 6 at the Inter Arts Center in central Malmö. The theme during the fifth meeting will be the competence of artistic PhD students: how can the competence of our PhD students be identified and described in relation to the artistic field as well as to society at large? Åsa Lindberg-Sand and Anders Sonesson from the Center for Educational Development at Lund university will lead the sessions. For questions please contact Henrik Frisk.
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Download description of theme and assignment.
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  • Published: Feb 22nd, 2012
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a special form of darkness



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Malin Arnel
l will, together with Clara T. López and Imri Sandström, be doing a performed reflection, Rehearsal after Reflect Soft Matte Discourse, on Malin’s previous re-enacting of an influential landmark of performance art from the French feminist/ identity politics artist Gina Pane: Discours mou et mat during the festival EPISODE 2: A Special Form of Darkness at Tramway in Glasgow at February 25, 7.30 pm.

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