Konstnärliga forskarskolan



workshop “gender in opera performance” (1 hp)


May 17 2012 there will be a Konstnärliga forskarskolan workshop/course (1 hp) called Gender in opera performance in Stockholm. The course is based on a full day physical and intellectual workshop in which the participants will be working with a range of opera scenes. Departing from the physical choices made by the participants there will be a discussion on the role of tradition and convention (like understanding of genre or the psychology of a charachter), individual habits and the analysis of the performative situation: the imagined intention and goal of the character. Workshop leader Kent Sjöström concluded his PhD thesis in Theatre, Skådespelaren i handling – strategier för tanke och kropp (The actor in action -  strategies for though and body) in 2007 and has since then been teaching and researching at the Malmö Theatre Academy , where he has been part of the development of a series of new courses in ”The theory and practice of Theatre”. He also teaches regularly at the master program  at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Download course curriculum here.For more information and registration, please contact emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se.


jonas forssell 33%

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Jonas Forssell will have a 33%- seminar Thursday April 26 between 13-15 pm at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. Jonas will talk about his work so far called  Transfiguarations of the text, followed by critical comments by Thomas Shuback and a joint discussion. An important part of the work is the composing of the vocal piece Skuggorna och ljusen, with a text by Magnus Florin that was performed April 22 during the composer’s weekend  at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

elke marhöfer 25%

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Wednesday April 24 Elke Marhöfer will have her 25% between 13- 17.30 pm.  The afternoon starts 13- 14 pm with a screening of the film Ani, Nan DooKKeobiga Anigo Geobuk-ee Yo! (No, I am not a toad, I am a turtle!) at Bio Roy on Kungsportsavenyn 45  in Gothenburg (free entrance!). After the screening there will be a discussion on Elke’s work at v.arc (Research Center, Valand), with Corinne Diserens between 14:15 – 15:30 as external commentator, followed by a half hour discussion with all the seminar participants. After a 30 min break all this will be followed by a more informal after-seminar discussion between 16.30 and 17.30 pm. Elke’s material could be found in GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”
. If you have no access to GUL, please contact elke at  contact(at)whateverbeing.de 
. The seminar will be held in English.

ps. I’ll be home soon!

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Tuesday April 24 there will be an opening of the “electrical” called PS. Jag kommer snart hem! at the laboratory Operaverkstan at Malmö Opera. Composer and PhD candidate Anna Einarsson has worked together opera voices, acoustic instruments and electronic music for this performance, based on the true story of the shipwrecked sailor who once stood model for the daddy of Peppi Longstocking in Astrid Lindgren’s books. The performance, where the story is told in and through three interconnected spaces created by scenographer Leif Persson, is made in collaboration between Operaverkstan and Teater Insite in Malmö, with Maria Sundqvist as the librettist and Ragna Weisteen as director.

artlab in gothenburg

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Monday April 23 at 19 pm there will be a new KonstLab event at Atalante (you can look at previous events here). This time the guests are visual artist Maja Hammarén with the performative presentation Eleven years later. Sketches for a re-enactement and the film maker Patrik Eriksson who will talk under the heading To strike the right note: on text, image and intonation in film making. Moderator for the conversation (in Swedish) is Ole Lütsow-Holm.

composer’s weekend

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The work of composer and PhD candidate Jonas Forssell will be in focus during the whole weekend April 19-22 at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Beginning with a conversation with Jonas Forsell April 19 between 18-18.45 pm and continuing with a concert the same evening at 19 pm including the premiere of the by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned work Arcana Cælestia. Through out the following days several of his works will be performed in a total of three concert occasions.

trust and the unfolding dialogue

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Thursday April 19,between 17.30- 20 at the Robert Frank room at the School of Photography, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at Gothenburg University there will be an artistic seminar with Esther Shalev-Gerz, Annika Wik and Jason E Bowman
. Esther Shalev-Gerz is a teacher at The Valand School of Fine Arts and a major European artist. She has for two years – along with, among others, Jason Bowman and Annika Wik ‒ been working with an three year artistic research project funded by the Swedish Research Council about art and participation called Trust and the Unfolding Dialogue, with a special focus on questions of art, democracy and trust.

During the seminar, some recent outcomes of the work will be presented and contextualised based on Shalev-Gerz previous work. The seminar is open to researching artists, a wider group of social scientists and the public. Contact person: johan.oberg@konst.gu.se. The seminar will be held in English.

dressed integrity

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Four fashion designers and PhD candidates at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, on of which is Stefanie Malmgreen de Oliveira asssociated to Konstnärliga forskarskolan, are showing their work under the theme Dressed integrity at Gallery KG52 in Stockholm April 19-28.  Dressed Integrity presents new logics of expression and functionality in dress and its relation to the body: it is about developing foundational concepts and theoretical propositions of fashion design in and for itself as an academic field with an obvious integrity. As such the exhibition present a few examples of new techniques, methods, models and definitions of dress and its relation to the body. The exhibition has previously been shown in London in February at Sumarria Lunn Gallery in collaboration with the London College of Fashion. (Photo: Ulrik Martin Larsen)

strategies for embodiment


The Nordic Summer University invites to the summer session 27 July-3 August in Branbjerg University College in Denmark. The Summer Session is the highlight of the activities in the Nordic Summer University. Every year all study circles gather to develop new ideas and inspire each other’s work. The program is complemented with lectures by international keynote speakers. The rest of the time is spend on trips and summer life. As a Ph D candidate t you can get a certificate after the summer session. The study circle dedicated to artistic research will also gather there, and have a call for papers on “artistic research – strategies for embodiment”.

modul #5

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During the next higher artistic seminar at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm April 4 Rasmus Ölme will talk about his work with the performance MODUL #5  done together with pupils from the Swedish Ballet School at the occasion of the shool’s 30 year jubilee. During the seminar he will discuss the relationship between pedagogical and coreographical work, the relationship between the individual body and the group as a body, the relationship between artistic intention and the conditions surrounding a commissioned work, and the Royal Opera as “site specific” – all questions pertinent to this particular project. The seminar takes place 14-16 pm in Studio G, and will be held in English or Swedish depending on participants.

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