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semester meeting 24 – 26 september 2012

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The semester meeting fall 2012 will take place in Stockholm and is organized by Petra Bauer, Simon Goldin, Janna Holmstedt, Mette Ingvartsen & Elke Marhöfer. The core of the meeting consists of two parallel workshops, signed up for in advance.
One workshop is a “double bill” and will be hosted by literary researcher Christina Kullberg together with choreographers Stina Nyberg, Uri Turkenich and Halla Ólafsdóttir . Two different strands of thinking will be introduced, which both focuses on how to speak through one’s practice, each taking the work of Caribbean poet and philosopher Edouard Glissant as point of departure. Read more about the workshop and required preparations here.
The other workshop, led by artist Natascha Sadr Haghighian, will discuss approaches to knowledge and sovereignity that are tied to experience, to fieldwork beyond the factual and are based on a substantial doubt in the established knowledge categories and the institutions that produce and regulate knowledge and above all a substantial doubt in the construction of the real. Read Natascha’s introduction and required preparations here. The semester meeting will start with joint events introducing the workshops, and end with a joint gathering.
Questions regarding the semester meeting can be addressed to coordinator Emma Kihl at emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se 


performing the common

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Between the 25th of August and 23d of September there will be an exhibition at Husby konsthall and in at Studion (Moderna Museet) entitled Performing the common (Föreställningar om det gemensamma). The exhibition was initiated by Karin Hansson, PhD candidate at Stockholm University in Kista/Royal Institute of Fine Arts, and the development of the exhibition concept has been undertaken in collaboration with two artists working in Kista, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst from Kista Theater and Thomas Liljenberg from Kista Art City. The project has gradually expanded to include a larger group of artists and researchers working on similar issues from different perspectives. The film SLIN, by Nils Claesson, Phd candidate at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, documenting a reverse walk from the centre of Stockholm to Husby will be shown at the exhibition, and will also be the starting point for the seminar Interspaces and Reverse Walking the 18th of September – one of many activities and seminars on working with location and urbanity during the exhibition period.

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jar 3rd issue call for submissions


The Journal for Artistic Research invites submissions to its third issue. 

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is a peer-reviewed, biannual journal, whose goal is to publish original research from artists of all disciplines and promote the renegotiation of art’s relationship to academia by coupling an innovative approach to publishing with peer-reviewing and scholarly rigour. 

For its third issue, JAR invites original submissions from artists worldwide, with or without academic affiliation, who wish to reflect on and expose artistic practice, processes and research in exchange with a group of engaged peers and, thus, contribute to the ongoing debate about research in the arts.

With the aim of displaying and documenting practice in a manner that respects artistic modes of presentation, JAR uses the Research Catalogue, which provides a free-to-use online writing space where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. The Research Catalogue also enables collaboration, allowing multiple authors to work on the same document simultaneously. The result is a journal that promotes experimental approaches to ‘writing up’ and provides a unique ‘reading’ experience, while carefully fulfilling the expectations of a peer-reviewed academic journal. JAR is guided by an editorial board that works with a large panel of international editors and peer reviewers from the field of artistic research.

 JAR issues are non-thematic; submissions are assessed by the editorial board, in a rolling fashion, as they are submitted.

While JAR2 is in preparation, we invite submissions for JAR3 between now and the end of September 2012.

To submit an article, contributors are required to register for an account on the Research Catalogue, and use the writing space to layout and expose their research. JAR provides editorial guidance and technical help with these processes.

Interested contributors should first contact the journal to initially discuss the suitability of their material and receive advice on progressing towards submission.

Send your correspondence to: 
Barnaby Drabble, Managing Editor, at  barnaby.drabble@jar-online.net


workshop laurie anderson (1 hp)

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Konstnärliga forskarskolan will be organizing a workshop (1 hp) around the work and methods of performance artist, composer and musician Laurie Anderson in conjunction with her Dirtday! performance at Uppsala concert house Friday the 14th of September 2012. Apart from the performance there will be a seminar with Laurie Anderson in the afternoon Thursday the 13th of September, and a seminar/discussion with Danjel Andersson, artistic director at mdt, giving the historical context and a contemporary outlook the 14th. Download course curriculum here. For registration and information please contact coordinator Emma Kihl at emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se.

workshop with stefan kaegi, berlin (1 hp)

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21-23 of August 2012 Konstnärliga forskarskolan offers a workshop with Stefan Kaegi, one of the artistic directors of Rimini Protokoll . The workshop will take place at HAU Theatre in Berlin, and will, apart from giving an overview of the intentions and working methods in Rimini Protokoll,  focus on the theatricality of the city, inviting the participants to discuss and explore in an ongoing research process on meetings between actual public spaces and hordes and voices from online computer games. Stefan Kaegi is one of Europe’s most prominent contemporary theatre makers. Since 2000 he has developed his documentary performances from within the framework of Rimini Protokoll: instead of working with professional actors, he chooses for instance Brazilian policemen (in Chácara Paraí- so, 2008), or amateur modelists (Mnemopark, 2007) to represent themselves. Each of his projects begins with a concrete situation in a specific place and is then developed through an intense research project with people who are directly involved and affected by that situation. Download curriculum here. For more information and registration, please contact emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan.se.

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artistic research in tgv


TGV, Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (Journal for Gender Studies) will in a future issue focus on artistic research, and in particular artistic research that might be interesting in a broad gender perspective. How can for example an intersectional analysis be productive in artistic research, how can feminist theory and artistic practice cross-fertilize? TGV is issuing a call for papers (in Swedish) where artistic researchers present their projects and processes. The journal is also looking for papers analysing artistic research from a gender perspective, and/or papers that might contribute to the development of methods and theory in the field, as well as papers that critically examines the relation to more conventional academic research. Send a first abstract (consisting of at least 300 words) to tgv@liu.se, no later than the 15th of August 2012!

laurie anderson: songs and stories 13-14 september (1 hp)

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The course will be held at Uppsala concert house (UKK) and at The Royal Institute of the Art in Stockholm.  There will be a seminar with Laurie Anderson the first day, and we will all attend her performance at the main stage of UKK in the evening The second day we will continue with a seminar with Danjel Andersson, director of MDT in Stockholm, focusing on the context out of which Laurie Anderson’s work emerged in New York in the seventies.
Please contact Emma Kihl (emma@konstnarligaforskarskolan) for signing up or for further questions.

Download curriculum here.

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