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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2015
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cecilia parsberg: 75% seminar



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Cecilia Parsberg has her 75% seminar at Skövde Konsthall on April 23. The seminar is taking place at 17-19 and the exhibition at the museum should be seen before that. More information about the project can be found at Cecilia’s webpage.

The exhibition is on at Konsthallen in Skövde Kulturhus 7 mars-22 maj 2015.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2015
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upcoming course at kth



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Theory of science and research methods in art, technology and design

The course provides an overview of theory of science and scientific method, set within a cultural framework and addressed in relation to (forms of) knowledge. The focus lies on reflexive, critical and qualitative research methods in the humanities and the social sciences. Notions of paradigmatic shifts, divides between different scientific traditions, and inter- and transdisciplinary research are presented and framed in ways that are particularly useful for students pursuing practice-based research, artistic research and design research. Students are provided with a solid understanding of key concepts and topics – such as the relation between epistemology, ontology, and methodology, and the linkage between research question, method, aim and result – through lectures and literature seminars. In emphasizing social complexity and with a focus on poorly-defined cases characterized by “messiness”, the course aims at providing students with advanced insights into recent thinking on reflexive and critical methodologies, qualitative and innovative methods, and performative research practices. Historical examples and key philosophical sources are combined with current thinking in various academic fields characterised by criticality, experimentation and reflexivity. On completion of the course, the student will be able to reflect on his/her own position in relation to dominant schools of thought, and critically discuss the problems and opportunities, as well as the epistemological and ethical challenges, inherent to his/her own research practice.

Applications to the course should be submitted by e-mail to the course responsible teacher, Jonathan Metzger – no later than the 1 st of March. Your participation in the course is only guaranteed after you have received a positive response on your application. Anyone eligible for third cycle is welcome to apply. The number of participants is limited, first come, first served!

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2015
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elke marhöfer in rotterdam



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In case you are in Rotterdam this week, please join Elke and Misha at the Rotterdam Film Festival for the screening of our recent film Primate Colors.

Screenings:

  • Saturday, 24th January, 14:30 at Lantaren Venster 3
  • Sunday 25th January, 20:15 at Lantaren Venster 3

Full program can be found here.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2015
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joão segurado: dissertation



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Never heard before: a musical exploration of organ voicing

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The public defence of João Segurado’s, thesis will take place in Piteå, Studio Acusticum, on February 28, with a musical performance in the morning, and the defence after lunch. João Segurado, associated with Konstnärliga Forskarskolan belongs to the Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Luleå University of Technology, in collaboration with the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. The opponent is Professor Hans Hellsten, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University

Programme:

  • 11.00 Organ recital. João Segurado
  • 13.00 Performance of João Segurado’s sound composition ”The wind in the word”
  • 14.00 Public defence

Abstract:

This study describes the role of organ sounds in musical performance and examines the visions and artistic perspectives of the voicer, who creates the sounds, and the organist, who uses them in performance. Organ pipe sounds are shaped in a process of gradual transformation called voicing, to suit the practice of musical performance, and they influence that practice in significant ways. The name voicing also suggests an approach to sounds that seems to transcend the craft. Voicing means to give voice, and to give voice means to give life. The sounds of the organ are thus shaped with the intent to epitomize forms of human expression that are heard in the context of a musical practice. Thus: what exactly constitutes an organ voice? What type of concerns emerge during this process of voicing? In which ways do the voices that are created influence the music performed on the organ?

The answers to those questions were investigated in the context of collaboration between a voicer and an organist (the author), over a period of roughly two years, while an organ was being built for the concert hall Studio Acusticum at Piteå in northern Sweden. Since the researcher is a musician, the research questions are naturally approached from a musical stance. The results of the research are not only articulated verbally, but also, and just as importantly, enacted through artistic content. The dissertation includes the creation of new artworks and the exploration of artistic media. The ethnographic model is clearly felt within the text as well, as it examines documents, dialogues, sounds, events, and the perspectives of different people.

The title of the dissertation—Never heard before—was originally the motto for the new Studio Acusticum organ that served as a platform for the study. Here it serves to express the idea that the voicer-musician encounter has not previously been the subject of research, and that the materials presented in the text—both the dialogues and the sounds collected during the process of voicing—were things never heard before.

 

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2015
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nils claesson: 50% seminar



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Lost and found in translation

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Two exhibitions and a seminar.

  • Exhibition at Galleri Tegen 2, 24/1 – 25/2
  • Seminar at Kristallsalen at Linnegatan 87, 31/1 – 7/2

This exhibition as well as Claesson’s PhD project emmanates from the idea of the research efforts to transform Strindberg’s drama Spöksonaten to an animated fable.

The film The Milkmaid is a transformation of a choreography to a film sequence. Virpi Pahkinen created the choreography for Ingmar Bergman’s staging of Spöksonaten at Dramaten in Stockholm. The Milkmaid is a 1′ 20” film danced by Virpi Phkinen.

The defence is taking place on Wednesday February 4, 10.00-12.00 as an open discussion with prof. Gunnar Wille (Den Danske Filmskole) and Dr. Sten Sandell, musician and composer.

call for articles: ruukku 4



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RUUKKU 4: Process in artistic research

This Finnish publication for artistic research is bringing up thought provoking questions in the call for its latest issue:

“Is process something that artists rely on when they no longer know what they are doing? Is the advice to ‘trust the process’ just an example of the mystifying language used within arts education, or is the artistic process a magical tool similar to the transformations of the alchemists? Are process descriptions merely the broad mainstream of artistic research, or a method of knowledge production for the ambitious artistic researcher? Can process become the medium of research? What kind of institutional processes are built around artistic research?”

Established in 2013, RUUKKU is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for artistic research. It is published on Research Catalogue (RC), an international publication platform and database that enables multimedia elements. RUUKKU is published in Finnish, Swedish and English. The fourth issue of RUUKKU, published in spring 2015, focuses on the theme of ‘Process in Artistic Research’. We encourage all artistic researchers, – within academic research and from the art world –, to join us in developing RUUKKU into an inviting, useful and evolving publication.

We ask you to write your proposals or drafts for research in the RC catalogue (RC) . Note! The catalogue requires user rights and registration (see ‘register’). Please submit your proposals both via the RC catalogue (‘publish’, ‘submit’, and ‘Ruukku’) and by email toannette.arlander@uniarts.fi and markus.kuikka@uniarts.fi no later than 15 February 2015.

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  • Published: Jan 26th, 2015
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ria research week 2015



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ria_2015Currently RIA’s PhD candidates, researchers, KU-project leaders, Mejan Residents and invited guests, share ongoing and completed artistic research and development projects.

See more in the programme (the front and rear cover show the week overview)

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  • Published: Jan 13th, 2015
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Metamorfoser



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Anna Einarsson’s Metamorfoser is presented for the first time in an open rehearsal at Kapellet in Stockholm on Sunday January 18 at 15:00. Participants are Sofia Jernberg, Lina Nyberg, Isabel Sörling och Anna Einarsson and there is no cover charge.

Metamorfoser is composed for four singers and live electronics based on a text by Jörgen Dahlqvist. This is the second project within Anna’s PhD project at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. The official premiere will be in May 2015.

There is only a limited number of seats at Kapellet so please register with Anna if you want to go.

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