The third part of spring season at Vita kuben at Norrlandsoperan (curated by Lundahl & Seitl, Niklas Tafra and Henning Lundkvist) is the video piece Vitt brus IV-VIII. It is a reflection on the role of art and the difficulties in communicating the intentions of an artistic process, as well as an investigation of the role of language in the intermingling of semantics and music. The piece is created by Jörgen Dahlqvist and composer/PhD candidate Kent Olofsson, and will be shown March 29 – May 5 2012.
- Author: Ylva
- Published: Mar 29th, 2012
- Category: Exhibition, Presentation, Seminar
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Tilde Björfors, artistic director of Cirkus Cirkör, is doing a concluding presentation of her research project New circus – transcending boundaries in arts and society (funded by the Swedish Research Council 2008-2010) at the University of Dance and Circus this week. Talks, presentation and an exhibition are part of the program (in Swedish) –read more about here.
Vilnius Academy of Arts and the SHARE network are pleased to announce the NIDA Summer School for Artistic Research at NIDA art colony in Lithuania between July 15-24, 2012. This is a 9-day intensive summer school, On Visual Thinking & On Writing as Artistic Research, that will address issues of visual thinking, thinking-through-practice and the role of creative and experimental writing practices in doctoral level studies in visual art forms. NIDA art colony is located on the Curonian Spit, a 98 km long peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.The Summer School will feature a joint international curriculum hosted and devised by different partners in the SHARE network. Eight scholarships covering accommodation and a subsidy for travel are available. Deadline for applications is March 26 and more information about the summer school can be found here.
As a part of the Performing Recalcitrance week at the Royal Institute of Art March 24-30 in Stockholm Martha Edling will give a lecture called Reflections on the Effects of Governance and Recalcitrance in the Development of Artistic Research and Development in Sweden 1977-2012. During the lecture Martha Edling will discuss the dilemmas caused by how contradictory perceptions of artistic research enters into the struggle that occurs when the relatively autonomous educations of the professions are integrated in the academy. She will also comment on the status of artistic autonomy in an academic framework. Marta Edling is Senior Research Fellow, co-director of the SEC Sociology of Education and Culture Research Unit at the Department of History, and Docent at the Department of Art History, Uppsala University. She has dealt with the development of artistic research and development in Sweden from 1977 until today in several articles. The lecture will take place March 26 between 15-16.30 in the lecture room or board room at the 4th floor.
The artistic seminar at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg in the evening of March 22 (17-20 pm at Glashuset behind Valand, entrance from Chalmersgatan) will be about critique. Within art education ”you give critique”. And there’s art criticism, literary criticism, film criticism, music criticism… In artistic research, we talk about critical studies, especially when we refer to ”the others” ‒ humanistic research. And what do we / they actually mean by that? We also speak of artistic practice and theory of art as a critical activity at several levels: as social criticism in a general sense, as a critique of the way the art world ”Bukowskis and Lundin Oil!” and art education works, but also against the way of making art; as one of the key drivers of artistic work in general. The need to keep the critical discussion alive in the faculty is great. A collegium has been formed that wants to lead this discussion forward. Prior to the seminar will be a text available that summarizes the collegium’s discussions so far. The evening will be led by Fredrik Svensk and Johan Öberg.
The focus of the first SARN (Swiss Artistic Research Network) workshop 2012, hosted by Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais, is entitled “Publishing and documentating artistic research”, and takes place March 23 . Over the afternoon, four speakers will introduce the different formats SARN member institutions have adopted for documenting and disseminating their artistic research activities in recent years. These include thematic anthologies about the subject of research in the arts, catalogues documenting concrete examples of projects and newsletters providing commentary on the ongoing work of research programs. In addition to paper-based publishing the session will include presentation and discussion of online cataloguing and publishing formats, with specific attention to the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) and its related Research Catalogue. The workshop is intended to encourage debate about the status of ‘writing’ and ‘document’ within artistic research, the suitability of existing academic formats for publishing in this field, and how best to inform and engage the community of artistic researchers in Switzerland. Contributions will be in French and English, with discussion in English.
Galerie VidalCuglietta in Brussels opens a solo exhibition with artist and PhD candidate Lisa Tan March 23. The exhibition debuts a new single-channel video installation titled Sunsets. Sunsets documents an informal translation and transcription (Portuguese to English) of a 1977 interview with the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector (1920-1977). Lispector’s figurative and highly imaginative stories approach the limits of subjectivity in remarkable ways. In Sunsets, Tan layers the interview with a seductive and melancholic visual language to address values of productivity and passivity in relation to creation. (videostill courtesy of Galerie VidalCuglietta)
The publication No, I am Not a Toad I am a Turtle goes back to a three year long research and a film project by Elke Marhöfer (doctoral student at Valand) on the Korean song form of pansori. Confronted with an animist ontology, growing from the research, the publication revisits discredited philosophies based upon believes on souls and spirits, and questions how the relations and boundaries between humans, animals, plants and the material world are designed and conceptualized. With contributions by Anselm Franke, Lee Bo Hyung, Fredrik Svensk, Elke Marhöfer, Monica Fernandez, Maebelle Ruth Brines, Oh Eunja and Go Eulseang. The publication is the first issue of Archive Books Continuous Cinema. Continuous Cinema is a new series of books, edited by Paolo Caffoni, each of which focuses on a single film. Its aim is to reflect on art and moving image and to present the readers with a meticulous overview of a single work. Over the course of the series, several works will be presented through the most appropriate editorial choices. Each book includes a DVD of the film on which the book is based.
This course will consist of a three-day visit to the exhibition of Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany during 17-20 June 2012.
We will all travel together and stay in the same house during the course. The evenings will be spent cooking dinner together and reflecting on the works and exhibitions we have seen, as well as on general discussions about the strong research orientation expressed for this particular Documenta-centennial by the curating team, and how this could by understood in relation to the notion of artistic research in the art academies in general and in PhD education in particular. Please contact Emma Kihl (emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan) for signing up or for further questions.