CARPA 3, the third colloquium of artistic research in performing arts will take place in Helsinki at the Theatre Academy between 28th February – 2nd March 2013 an takes as its starting point the increasing demands on impact placed on all forms of research today. The organizers invite proposals of presentations (demonstrations, workshops, papers) related to the following broad concerns:
Performance studies and artistic research? Performance studies and the expanded field of performance acknowledge performance practices extending outside the realm of art into the everyday; artistic research and practice extend the academic traditions of performance studies, “doing” what performance studies have propagated but not always realised (Mckenzie, Lee & Roms 2010)
Performance as research? The performer as researcher, performer as author, authorship and performance, shared authorship, participatory strategies in performance related to the “transformative power of performance” and the performative turn in the arts (Fischer-Lichte 2008), participation as a key strategy in contemporary art (Bishop 2006). Humanistic research mostly consists of individual undertakings, while artistic practice in performing arts is often collaborative. Collaboration in artistic research? Limits and problems of collaboration? Is it politically correct to work alone today? Collaborating and performing with what or whom?
Performativity of artistic research? Performative research as an extension of qualitative research or a distinct paradigm, research producing what it names (Haseman 2006)? Artistic research as performative, producing effects in the world, as successful or unsuccessful (happy or unhappy) rather than true or false (Bolt 2008); how can we study the relevance of artistic research from inside the practice? What are the results and outputs of artistic research? What kind of impact do we expect to produce with our artistic research?
Please send proposals via email to email@example.com no later than 1st October 2012. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 31st October 2012 and asked to confirm their participation by 11th January 2013.