Tuesday 12 June 10 am – 13 pm Simon Sheikh, PhD candidate in visual arts at Malmö Art Academy, will be defending his artistic research project entitled Exhibition- Making and Political imaginaries in Röda rummet at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö, with professor Sally Jane Norman as opponent. The visual part Unauthorized, A research exhibition on artistic projects of eccentric archiving and autonomous systems of display and distribution can be experienced in the white space at Inter Arts Center until 24 June 2012.
One of the earliest artistic research conferences Sensuous Knowledge , that previously was held 2004-2009 at Solstrand outside of Bergen in Norway now goes to town, the 23 – 25 January 2013. A collaboration between Art Museums of Bergen and Bergen Academy of Art and Design forms the new context for the conference: Sensuous Knowledge will take place inside of two exhibitions Material Information curated by José Andrés Gaitán and Real Life Stories, curated by Feng Boyi and including Ai Wei Wei.
The organisers invite 30-minute presentations of artistic and/or curatorial, practice-based research projects for the small discussion groups. They are looking for presentations that appraise, examine, deconstruct, interrogate, or in some alternative manner articulate how places of all kinds are appropriated, created, depicted, experienced, talked about, used, or by other means made subjects for signifying practices in, through, or by way of the arts. Practitioners from all art disciplines (including design and the performing arts) and from the museum world are welcome to submit proposals for presentations of completed or ongoing artistic or curatorial research projects for the 2013 Sensuous Knowledge conference. The organisers are asking for one page (600 words) with a summary of the main points and main artistic, curatorial, discursive, or ethical challenges that your project entails, with a note on what kind of audio or visual material you want to present and thus a description of the format of your presentation. Images can be included in your proposal as appropriate. The deadline for proposals is 15 July 2012, and you will be informed about the outcome of your proposal by 15 September 2012. A general invitation to participate in the conference, a preliminary program, and details about registration, conference fee, etc. will be published in September. Submit you proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Johansson, PhD candidate at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts defended her thesis in professional practice studies Skådespelarens praktiska kunskap 1st of June 2012 at the University of Nordland in Bodø, Norway den 1 juni 2012. Friday 8 June between 15-17 pm she will give a presentation (in Swedish) of her thesis at the Teater Ett at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. If you’re interested in participating, please send an email to email@example.com or call Helena Falck at +46 8-1205 3151.
The Extra Sensorial Garden is a fictional garden that has been artificially created to stimulate the visitor’s sensory system and evoke strong physical experiences. There is not always a lot to see, but instead there’s a lot to be sensed. Changes in light, colour, temperature and sound create the texture of sensation in this artificial nature experience. How do you relate to nature? Do you want to be overwhelmed by it or calmed down? Or, are you simply one of those who think nature no longer exists? The performance, by coreographer and PhD candidate Mette Ingvartsen, can be experienced 6-9 June 2012 during the Burning Ice #5 at the Kaiitheater in Brussels – the festival this year has the title We- the gardeners. Artists investigating the rising tension between nature and culture, are invited, as well as scientists and theorists.
Dramatist, director and PhD candidate Christina Ouzounidis is directing the opening opera performance at the new venue Artipelag Monday 4 June 2012, in what is a collaboration with the Royal Swedish Opera. The libretto to the opera Karolinas sömn was written by late Swedish poet Bengt Emil Johnson, composer is Anders Eliasson, and the singer Lena Hoel is performing the role of Karolina Olsson, the woman from Oknö in Sweden who slept for 32 years until she suddenly woke up one morning in 1908.