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athlete in bed (1 hp)



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April 19 2013 Konstnärliga forskarskolan is organizing a screening/seminar with Mike Sperlinger & Lisa Tan (1hp)

April 19: 11:00-17:00 at Bio Rio, Hornstulls strand 3, Stockholm.
Lunch will be served. Seminar limited to 18 people.

A day of discussion and screenings, taking as their starting point artist Lisa Tan and curator Mike Sperlinger’s shared interest in withdrawal and its possibilities.
Lisa Tan will show her work Sunsets (2012) (HD video with sound, 22:30 min), as well as her forthcoming work that will be presented for her forthcoming 50% seminar.
Mike Sperlinger is the assistant director of LUX, an agency for artists’ film and video in London. His writing has appeared in publications including Afterall, DotDotDot, Frieze and Texte zur Kunst, and he is the editor of two books, Afterthought: New Writing on Conceptual Art and Kinomuseum. He recently co-curated artist Marianne Wex’s first major exhibition in Germany since the 1970s at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe. Current projects include an ‘interactive fiction’ with the artist Ed Atkins and a series of articles about the Soviet TV spy serial 17 Moments of Spring. Further details of the content of the screenings and seminar to follow. Please note your interest to Emma Kihl.

the textual and the material: entangled perspectives (1 hp)



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February 5-6 2013 Konstnärliga forskarskolan is organizing a workshop with Marie-Luise Angerer (1hp)

February 5: 17:00-19:00 at Konstfack (Introduction lecture)
February 6: 10:00-16:00 at Konstfack (only 12 participants)

When Judith Butler’s Bodies that Matter was published in the early 90s the discussion if everything is text or not everything is text (discourse) entered a new phase. From today’s perspective this discussion was the last time that text, discourse, structures were understood as the main level to “see“ the world. Briefly after these years, already in the midst 90s, the performative and a only a few years later the affective turn introduced the material, corporeal, the things and objects as new agencies of worlding.
The seminar will analyse these shifts and their impact on questions such as the subject, art as material practice, media technology as elementary. Download curriculum here.
Please note your interest to Emma Kihl.

language as protocol for sharing, and crowdsourcing as a tool to democratise democracy (1 hp)



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Seminar with Smári McCarthy (1hp). On 17-18 January 2013, Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited) are organising a seminar with Smari McCarthy (Reykjavík).  The seminar is made in a collaboration between The Royal Institute of Art/Mejan Arc and Konstnärliga forskarskolan.
Smári McCarthy (see also wikipedia) is a Reykjavík based information activist, writer, hacker and free software developer and freedom fighter – to name of few of his trades. He is executive director at the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI) and co-founder of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society, in which role he co-drafted the legislative framework to support investigative journalism and independence of online media in Iceland. Smári co-founded the Constitutional Analysis Support Project (CAST), an NGO support group using a variety of textual and semantic analysis techniques aimed at building Iceland’s new constitution. He is actively engaged in crowdsourcing democracy in an attempt to make it more – or even radically – democratic, as with his proposal for the Shadow Parliament Project, and the Shadow City which made it to a working democratic tool for the city of Reykjavík; both participatory backdrops for major political changes on Iceland in recent years. While being, as he admits “dangerously overemployed” and according to others gifted with a “very short attention span”, his frantic activities leave a remarkable trace of initiatives, involvements and imprints in society.
In this two-days seminar, which will take place at The Royal Institute of Art, Smári will take us on an exploration into the role of language and of crowdsourcing for democratic processes. The first day will be hosted in the framework of the post-master course “In Search of Common Ground” of RESOURCES.12/LAB at Mejan Arc/The Royal Institute of Art. The second day will be hosted by Konstnärliga forskarskolan.
Download course curriculum here.. For registration and more information contact Emma Kihl.

mark franko at doch



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Lecturer: Mark Franko, 18:00 – 21:00 at DOCH, Brinellvägen 58, Studio G

Mark Franko is a Professor of Dance Studies and has worked at several American universities. He has published many books within the subject area but has also maintained a dance career bridging and intertwining practice and theory.

aesthetics of resistance



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an exhibition by Frans Jacobi

Welcome to the exhibition and public defense of Frans Jacobi´s doctoral dissertation in Fine Arts Aesthetics of Resistance: An investigation into performative politics of contemporary activism – as seen in 5 events in Scandinavia and beyond, at Malmö Art Academy, Lund, University.

The exhibition opening takes place on November 30, at 18-20 at Inter Arts Center.

The public defense will take place on December 5, starting at 11 a.m. at Inter Arts Center. There will be an opportunity to see the exhibition from 10-11 on December 5. The textual part of the dissertation can be downloaded from the web site of Malmö Art Academy,  http://www.khm.lu.se/?q=sv/content/frans-jacobi

The PhD program has been carried  out at Malmö Art Academy, with professor Sarat Maharaj as main tutor. It is held within the framework of the Faculty of Performing Arts in Malmö. Lund University.

a declaration on the commons



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4 December 6 PM, free entrance (lecture in English) at Arkdes, Stockholm

A lecture with Emil Jurcan (Pulska grupa, Pula) and Ana Méndez de Andés (Observatorio Metropolitano, Madrid). The event is organised by STEALTH.unlimited and Mejan Arc (KKH, Stockholm) in collaboration with Arkitekturmuseet. Free entrance.

For further info:
http://www.arkitekturmuseet.se

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