‘Not Only’ A Symposium on Artistic Research
28/10/2021 - 29/10/2021

We warmly welcome you to take part in our annual symposium which this year explores how artistic research promotes art as a practice-based form of knowledge, but not only that: it also promotes new artistic spaces for action within and beyond formally defined knowledge cultures.

 

The title of this symposium is inspired by anthropologist Marisol de la Cadena’s concept of “not only” which aims at a slowing down of knowing by opening up events, relations, practices and entities to a practice of “not knowing”: to acknowledge the limits of knowledge, translation and how things can be otherwise. Exploring what this could mean for artistic research, the symposium points to artistic practice and artistic research as part of ecologies of practice that always contain something more. This “more” will be unfolded through presentations of current and completed artistic research projects from the Danish higher art educations in dialogue with international guests. Themes during the two days include studies of other ecological worldviews, colonial knowledge cultures, materiality in the digital age, (re-)interpretation and re-imaginings of the artist role.

 

Location: Festsalen, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

For participation in the physical event, please register in advance by writing to: info@artisticresearch.dk (Subject line: Symposium)
The event will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel, for which no registration is needed.
Streaming Day I: https://youtu.be/be-2aT0peRU
Streaming Day II: https://youtu.be/wcZo-UV8pjI

 

See abstracts for presentations here: abstracts

 

Symposium Program 28-29.10

 

Thursday 28.10

Streaming: https://youtu.be/be-2aT0peRU

9.45: Arrival with coffee & tea

10.00-10.30: Introduction to the Symposium Theme & Program
Lars Bent Petersen (video statement), Kristoffer Gansing

10.30 – 11:00 Marisol de la Cadena “Not Only, or a Formula to Acknowledge the Translation and Signal its Limits” (Video statement)

11.00 – 12.30 Jane Jin Kaisen (Schools of Visual Art), “Community of Parting: Negotiating Borders and Translation Otherwise as Artistic Research”
Moderator: Henriette Bretton-Meyer

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Vytautas Michelkevicius (Vilnius Academy of Arts)
Moderator: Christina Marie Jespersen

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee break

14.45 – 16.30 Artistic Research Salon: Emil Gryesten (The Royal Danish Music Conservatory), Andreas Liebmann (National School of Performing Arts) and Carina Randløv (Danish National Film School).
Moderator: Rune Søchting

16.30 – 18.00 Reception with light snacks

 

Friday 29.10

Streaming: https://youtu.be/wcZo-UV8pjI

9.45: Arrival with coffee & tea

10.00-10.30 Introduction to today’s program and statement by Marisol de la Cadena Reading Group

10.30 – 12.00 Thommy Andersson (Danish National Academy of Music) and Ida Bach Jensen, 12 Musicians from Another Place
Moderator: Cecilia Roos (Stockholm University of the Arts)

12.00 – 13.00 (lunch)

13.00 –  14.45 Artistic Research Salon: Rasmus Ölme (National School of Performing Arts) & Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Maibritt Borgen & Rikke Luther (Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art), Digital Materialities
Moderator: Natalie Koerner

14.45 -15.00 (Break)

15.00 – 16.30 Knowledge in the Arts #4: Angela Melitopoulos, Matri Linear B
Moderator: Kristoffer Gansing

 

Registration

For participation in the physical event, please register in advance by writing to: info@artisticresearch.dk (Subject line: Symposium)
The event will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel, for which no registration is needed.

 

Pre-program activities

Marisol de la Cadena Reading Group

21.10, 10.30 – 12.30: In-depth discussion of the text ““Not Knowing: In the Presence of …” (the session is physical and on Zoom)
Please write to info@artisticresearch.dk in order to get the discussion questions beforehand.

 

Mapping and Diagramming Artistic Research  w. Dr. Vytautas Michelkevicius (Vilnius Academy of Arts)

27.10, 14-17.00, Physical and on Zoom. Please note that online participation in the workshop is now fully booked and no further registration is possible. If you are planning to attend the symposium physically and would like to join this workshop on site, please write to info@artisticresearch.dk

“No matter who you are – artist (including designer, architect, musician, filmmaker, performer, writer, etc.), researcher, curator, facilitator or every/body/thing together in one person, each of us has our own episteme(s) and rhetorics. Do they intersect and have a common ground? Artistic Research as a transdiscipline has the potential to blur boundaries of knowledge systems and disciplines. More over we are full of various types of knowing modes and knowledge forms but we are not always even aware of them. Let’s try to identify, reflect, speculate and layout our epistemes and knowings. All researchers can be artists and vice versa, cannot they?”