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conflict of the faculties



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Henk Borgdorff’s book The conflict of the faculties is now available as Open Access from openaccess.leidenuniv.nl.

card2 – circus on the edge



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The purpose of CARD2  is to create a meeting place for international researchers to introduce and share their research and to illuminate how circus practice has developed and how the field of artistic research differs from research for production. The first CARD conference was launched by the University of Circus as an attempt to demystify artistic research in Circus.

Within the conference series CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, the Circus Department at the School of Dance and Circus, part of Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts), Sweden, is now accepting proposals for the second conference of Circus Arts Research and Development.

art, research, empowerment



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Efva Lilja’s new book Art, Research, Empowerment: The artist as researcher is written from the artist’s perspective. She has experience that gives her unique insights in the developments of what whe refers to as the Swedish system for artistic research education. In her own words “it explores how the artistic researcher can enhance art, artistic education, markets and commercial values. Increased knowledge makes constructive use of resistance and restraints; it empowers networks for cooperation. A field of research in flux demands new strategies for taking a stand. Research is one way to do it.

unfixing images



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PhDArts in Leiden presents a symposium and a discussion on imagery in the flux of ploitical action:

The symposium UNFIXING IMAGES focuses on visual documents that develop within processes of political resistance. As bi-products of larger socio-political struggles these documents can be understood both as visual traces of “lived politics” and as tools that can diversify hegemonial historiographies. In this context images are understood as “variational characters”: their “meaning” is inherently unstable as it is intimately linked to the temporality of the processes that bring them forth and continually influence how they are seen.

february 28: jar deadline



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As noted earlier, JAR, the Journal for Artistic Research, has a deadline on Saturday for submissions to JAR 8.

The call can be read here.

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  • Published: Feb 13th, 2015
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improvised music performance and art opening



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Opera singer, improviser and PhD candidate Sara Wilén is involved in an event together with visual artist Magdolna Szabó at Staffanstorp Konsthall. At the opening of Szabó’s show on Sunday February 15 at 14.00 Wilén together with Tiina Markkanen, soprano, Fritiof Palm, violin and Jonatan Sersam, piano, will perform improvised music in an attempt to expand the field of interartistic collaboration.

More information (Swedish) in the attached folder.

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  • Published: Feb 9th, 2015
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collective conversations



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Call for Participants to Collective Conversations – a workshop with artist Ricardo Basbaum

A collaboration between Stockholm Uniarts and Tensta konsthall, March 2–6 at Tensta konsthall, Stockholm.

open call for participants

Between March 2 and March 6 2015, Stockholm Uniarts and Tensta Konsthall will host the Brazilian visual artist, writer, and professor Ricardo Basbaum and his collective-conversations workshop.

The workshop collective-conversations is open to everyone and free of charge. 12 participants will be picked. The workshop will be in English.

collective-conversations is the name of Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum’s series of collaborative works wherein people gather to explore ways of voicing their thoughts in concert. Through dialogue, translation, quotation and writing, the group will compose a polyphonic script for a performance. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the most distinguished artists working today in the tradition of Brazilian conceptualism. The workshop mixes performance, language, social sculpture, poetry, and sound art in a highly participatory environment exploring Basbaum’s notion of “bioconceptualism”. collective-conversations’ workshops has been taking place in Brazil, Canada, Austria, and the UK.

For the collective-conversations at Tensta Konsthall, participants will attend 4 sessions of 3 hours each (Monday to Thursday 9.30-12.30) and perform the results of the workshop in a public presentation on Friday, 6 March at 12.00 (noon).

Please send your letter of intention to professor André Lepecki at Stockholm Uniarts no later than February 23. The letter should be in English, with a short bio about yourself and a short paragraph stating why you are interested in taking the workshop.

Questions? Contact André Lepecki at Stockholm Uniarts.

About Ricardo Basbaum

Since the early 1990s, Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum has incited artistic encounters by inviting people to engage with and respond to systems of symbols and rules embedded in objects, scripts, diagrams, maps and games. In his projects, Basbaum quotes artistic and graphic communication tactics that are both vernacular and abstract, thereby easy to learn, interpret and memorize. Through interaction with these fluid sets of visual and linguistic terms for the production of an artwork, Basbaum seeks to collectively consider the material, social and spatial membrane between artist, contemporary art system, art object and participant.

The workshop is organized by Stockholm University of the Arts – DOCH School of Dance and Circus, University College of Opera and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.

the individual and the group 2-4 march 2015 (1 hp)



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2-4 March in Stockholm

This course will be held by filmmaker and writer Ed Webb-Ingall and the course examinator is the artist Rehana Zaman.
The questions the course will address are: Can there be a collective voice? What are the conditions for its manifestation? How might we address the implicit and explicit power dynamics that impact sociality? The course will draw on the strategies of community video in the UK and collaborative art practice to address these questions. Exercises, films and texts will provide a point of departure from which we will work together to create something as a group that attempts to enact and embody our ideas.

Ed Webb-Ingall is a filmmaker and writer with an interest in exploring practices and forms of collaboration. He is currently a TECHNE PhD candidate at Royal Holloway University, England, where his research focuses on the history and practice of community video in the UK between 1968 and 1981.

Rehana Zaman is an artist based in London. Her videos and performances take up socio-political narratives that often emerge through collaboration with groups and individuals.

Contact Emma Kihl for mor information.

Download curriculum here.

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