Every day, we connect to digital technologies with an intensity where many no longer consider a divide between our online and offline existence. In an ongoing pandemic, online interfaces have effectively replaced physical access to art, objects, and human interaction. The lived impact of our digi-physical symbiosis now rapidly manifests; from the subtle physical changes we experience in our bodies to the global effects of energy consumption by digital technologies. On April 22, 2021, the ongoing artistic research project Digital Materialities will present The New Mud, the first of four symposia in which we invite artists and researchers to think collectively from and about the materials on whose foundations we build our supposedly immaterial digital life. This session, centered on mud, is organized by Rikke Luther, guest researcher on the project and a former ph.d-researcher at the Academy.
Nastier weather, prompted by the climate changes that energy consumption fuel, creates new, unpredictable, muds. Older and more stable habitats are threatened. In 2021, Nature: Geoscience published a new study on the effect of climate breakdown on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or, in short AMOC. The AMOC, which regulates the circulation of northward flow of warm, salty water in the upper layers and a southward flow of colder, deep waters of the Atlantic, is at its weakest in a thousand years. As a consequence, increased heatwaves in Europe and storms on the eastern seaboard of north America will increase mud flows in some areas while in others, mud will harden and effect the tree cover and vegetation vital to the carbon cycle.
To predict future patterns, researchers glean proxy data from ancient sedimentary muds and ice-cores from Greenland, as if the past returns to reclaim control over an unpredictable future. Nations may be defined by their laws, but ecosystems and muds do not obey laws or boundaries. To learn from them, a new way of thinking is needed.
In this one-day Zoom-event, four artists and collectives will present on-going work in allied fields cross-referencing the theme of mud, allowing them to explore the emerging places of fragility and isolation, of melting and transformation, of dark imagination and darker fact.
Date: 22 April 2021
Time. 11:00 – 17:00
Access: Passcode 728751
Session 1 11-12.30
Introduction: Rikke Luther
Presentations: Lise Autogena and Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas
Session 2 13.30-15.00
Presentations: Rikke Luther and Pia Rönicke
Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas are artists, educators, and co-founders of the Urbonas Studio, an interdisciplinary research practice that facilitates exchange amongst diverse nodes of knowledge production and artistic practice in pursuit of projects that transform civic spaces and collective imaginaries. Nomeda is Research Affiliate at MIT and Gediminas Associate Professor at MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Gediminas and Nomeda will discuss pedagogy of theSwamp School, initiated at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, and the ideas pertinent to the book Swamps and the New Imagination, Sternberg, MIT Press, 2021.
Pia Rönicke is an artist, researcher, and former associate professor at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, and currently attached to Lund University & Malmö Art Academy. Röncike will talk about her current project Drifting Woods, Deserted Forest.
Lise Autogena is an artist and professor of Cross-Disciplinary Study at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom. Her film Kuannersuit/Kvanefjeld (2017) was made with long-term collaborator Joshua Portway. Lise will talk about the film and the new research platform for scientists, artists, and others, she is establishing in Narsaq, Greenland.
Rikke Luther is an artist and lecturer, based at the Laboratory for Arts Research, The Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen. She has worked in groups, co-founding Learning Site and N55 but has worked solo since 2015. Her current work examines the rapidly shifting political and environmental landscapes that result from assuming away the earth dynamics of natural resources and commercialising them. Luther’s recent doctoral work Concrete Aesthetics: From Universal Rights to Financial Post-Democracy was based at the Royal Danish Academy, University of Copenhagen, and at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, where she was an affiliate.
Digital Materialities is Maibritt Borgen, Karen Harsbo, Malene Bang, Rikke Luther and Oskar Kolliander. The researchproject is generously funded by the Ministry of Culture, KUV-puljen.
RMC invites you to attend the final presentation of the artistic research project “Rooms of Resonance” by associate professor, reed-player and composer Lars Greve.
See also the Facebook Event
Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen (RMC) invites you to attend the final presentation of the artistic research project “Rooms of Resonance” by associate professor, reed-player and composer Lars Greve.
The presentation will be transmitted online from Copenhagen Contemporary at Refshaleøen on 22nd of February from 4 pm to 6:30 pm CET. Greve will present his results in a combined live concert and lecture, followed by a dialogue with two opponents and questions from online attendees. Attending opponents at the presentation are composer and sound artist Rune Glerup, associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and pianist and composer Søren Kjærgaard, associate professor at RMC.
The event can be accessed via this Live-YouTube link: https://youtu.be/eu_w4Uc4JKI
Greve’s artistic research on “Rooms of Resonance” has investigated the following main question:
“What are the artistic potentials in improvising on an acoustic instrument, in a room where selected objects are brought into vibration?”
Greve has explored this through his artistic practice, while hoisting technological, methodological and artistic experiencesand insights.
To get an audiovisual impression of the project, we invite you to see this short introduction movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlSNXwB2YA4&feature=youtu.be
We are delighted to announce the digital launch of
Copenhagen Centre for Research in Artistic Citizenship (CReArC)
at Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The launch will take place on February 23, 2021 at 17.00–19.00 CET. We would be very happy to have this opportunity to welcome you to the opening of our new research centre. To participate in this event, please register using the following Zoom link:
Henrik Sveidahl (Principal), Lars Brinck (Head of Research), Maria Westvall (Director CReArC)
17.00–17.25 Welcome by Principal Henrik Sveidahl, Lars Brinck, Maria Westvall & Duo Cosmo Broosch
17.25–17.55 Short talks by CReArC Network of International Scholars:
- Dr. Charles Carson, Associate professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology at University of Texas at Austin, USA.
- Dr. Flávia Motoyama Narita, Senior lecturer of Music Education at Universidade de Brasília, Brazil.
- Dr. Kim Boeskov, Postdoctoral researcher at RMC, Denmark.
17.55–18.10 Questions and discussions. Duo Cosmo Broosch
18.10–18.40 Short talks by CReArC Network of International Scholars:
- Dr. Oscar Pripp, Associate professor of Ethnology at Uppsala Universitet, Sweden.
- Dr. Nan Qi, Associate professor of Music Education at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
- Dr. Emily Achieng Akuno, Professor of Music at The Technical University of Kenya.
18.40–18.50 Questions and discussions
18.50–19.00 Closure with Lars Brinck, Maria Westvall & Duo Cosmo Broosch.
For more information about the centre and the speakers’ biographies, please see attached document.
If you have any questions, contact research assistant Niclas Nørby Hundahl at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz | Centre for Gender Studies
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series [Online]
For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, this series of online lectures brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers in order to explore terrains of music theatre. We look into movement, space and the body in connection with performance and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. We understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in/through/with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.
Further information and links under
The series is curated by Pia Palme and Christina Lessiak as part of the Artistic Research Project PEEK AR 537 On the Fragility of Sounds funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund.
Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: come to explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights.
All lectures are available for free and will be in English.
Tuesday 9 February 2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Thursday 11 February 2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Saturday 13 February 2021 – 7 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Thursday 18 February 2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Thursday 25 February 2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Thursday 4 March 2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Thursday 11 March 2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Thursday 18 March 2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]
The 12th SAR Conference on Artistic Research invites submissions that relate to the three attractors care, dare and share. It will be the first SAR conference organized as a live online event. Applicants are welcome to respond to the challenges of live online conferencing in a creative way. We are calling for artistic researchers to present their work, processes, methods, discoveries, knowledge interventions, new insights, understandings, and to engage in exchange—in actions and words, in complex and simple, conventional and unconventional, robust and fragile ways.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts organizes a week focusing on artistic research from 25 to 28 January. The digital programme consists of workshops, presentations, round-table discussions, screenings, exhibitions, artist talks etc.
Hospitality Vulnerability Vitality
One of the most important tasks we have this year is to find ways to own and to express agency through the challenges that have surfaced as new variables in our practices, our every day, and how we relate to the world.
“Hospitality Vulnerability Vitality” sets the framework for “openness” in the face of challenges, in the reception of causal effects from the unexpected, and in allowing for multiple perspectives. It speaks to visions and processes that are inherent to artistic practice, and the positive impact and invigoration that can be achieved when adopted as a strategy for forging new artistic ground.
Artistic research is an integrated part of the activities at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and plays a central role in forging a unified artistic community. The Artistic Research Week aims to contribute to a wider understanding of the nature of artistic research, to showcase what is being developed, and how this research relates to the greater disciplinary and socio-cultural contexts. It also aims to increase the discursive level on artistic research, through sharing experiences, insights and knowledge that is generated through practice-based research with faculties, students and a wider audience.
This year’s Artistic Research Week activities are open to the public online only. The registration is now open!
Hospitality Vulnerability Vitality
En av de viktigste oppgavene vi har i år er å finne måter å eie og uttrykke vårt virke gjennom de nye utfordringene som har dukket opp som variabler i vår praksis, vår hverdag og hvordan vi forholder oss til verden. «Hospitality, Vulnerability, Vitality» setter rammeverket for “åpenhet”. Vi står ovenfor nye utfordringer, ser nye årsakssammenhenger fra det uventede, og dette tillater oss å se ting fra flere perspektiver. «Hospitality, Vulnerability, Vitality» snakker til visjonene og prosessene som er iboende i kunstnerisk praksis, den positive og oppkvikkende påvirkningen som kan oppnås når visjonen brukes som strategi der ny kunstnerisk praksis smis.
Kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid og forskning er en integrert del av aktivitetene ved KHiO, og spiller en sentral rolle i oppbygningen et samlet kunstnerisk miljø. Med forskningsuken har vi som målsetting å bidra til en bred forståelse for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid og forskningens «essens» for å vise frem hva som er under utvikling og hvordan forskningen relaterer til større disiplinære og sosiokulturelle kontekster. Med forskningsuken ønsker vi å styrke diskusjonen om kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid gjennom å dele opplevelser, innsikter og kunnskap som er generert gjennom praktiskbasert forskning med avdelinger, studenter og et større publikum.
Arrangementene på årets Kunstnerisk forskningsuke vil kun holdes gjennom en KHiO-sentralisert online “hub”.
Welcome to the 2021 EARN/NWO Smart Culture Conference – January 26 – 30, organized in collaboration with HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NWO (Dutch Research Council), and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. Scroll down for the full programme of talks and workshops plus information about how you can participate. Registration deadline is January 8, 2021.
After an omnipresent “Research Decade,” the concept of artistic research currently seems to be in need of a recharge. Pressing questions are: Should we talk about a postresearch situation or a postresearch condition? Could this be compared with how poststructuralism relates to structuralism as its philosophical comprehension and the elaboration of its consequences? And how could a postresearch condition address contemporary art practices?
To answer these questions, it is important to start from the three conceptual spaces that fundamentally determine what we mean by research: creative practice (experimentality, art making, potential of the sensible); artistic thinking (open-ended, speculative, associative, non-linear, haunting, thinking differently); and curatorial strategies (topical modes of political imagination, transformational spaces for encounters, reflection and dissemination) – and to comprehend these spaces in their mutual, dynamic coherence as a series of indirect triangular relationships.
From whatever conceptual space one departs, an artistic research practice could signify a transversal constellation – as a creative proposition for thought in action. Yet, that mode of research could never be reduced to a method of one of the three constituents. Thus, artistic research cannot be equated with creative innovation, disciplinary knowledge production, or political activism. It seems urgent now – and this is the starting point of this conference – to profoundly challenge and question the issue of how to articulate and present the condition of the intersection between the three conceptual spaces. For this purpose, an intensive program of workshops, presentations, propositions, screenings, and publications has been developed.
During the week, artistic research and development projects are presented by doctoral students and senior researchers at SKH.
The purpose of the Research Week is to share, experience and exchange the many different approaches to, and perspectives on the artistic research happening at SKH. The week actively develops the SKH’s community, providing a perfect opportunity for the entire student and staff body to experience, participate in, learn about and contribute to our growing research culture. Please try to attend as many events as possible across all four days. Research Week is also open to the public.
Annika Notér Hooshidar
Eli Bø och Katrin Brännström
Aleksandra Czarnecki Plaude
Rebecca Hilton, Ellen J Røed
Costanza Julia Bani
Ellen J Røed
In addition, SKH’s new PhD candidates will present themselves and their research.
When and where:
The presentations will either be live-streamed or take place on Zoom.
The global pandemic has caused unprecedented regulations of the choreography of our everyday lives. Attention has been drawn to the intimate relations we form with people and things; to the delimitations of public spaces; and to the very air we breathe. In parallel with the threat of viruses and the constraints of lockdowns, the protests of Black Lives Matter along with anti-racist movements overthrowing statues of colonial and imperial history, have shown the necessity of reconfiguring spatio-temporal relations – also within the aesthetic field.
Today, as we continue to be faced with a global pandemic that challenges established social forms and reinforces inequities of classed and gendered hierarchies and imperial racism, the complicity of aesthetic representations powering such structures is becoming increasingly obvious. On this backdrop, we have asked accomplished colleagues from across disciplines to reconsider the concept and power of aesthetic relations.
Booklet with abstracts (pdf)
The conference is organized by Solveig Daugaard, Rasmus Holmboe, Mathias Overgaard and Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt from the New Carlsberg Foundation research centre Art as Forum, University of Copenhagen.
ARCtalks is a series of panel discussions moderated by Hannes Andersson, where members of the Artistic Research Community together with invited guests from various context share their research, processes and thoughts on relevant topics.
For this 1st session of the online ARCtalks, we are happy to welcome Kristoffer Gansing (Professor of the newly formed ‘International Center for Knowledge in the Arts’ (and former Artistic Director of the Transmediale festival) to share his thoughts on artistic research in a panel discussion together with ARCers Hermen Maat and Simona Kicurovska, who will present their research and share their views on empathy and embodiment.
Date & Time: 27. 01. 2021, 10 h.
For more info and registration:
ARCtalks1 with bios & general info
The talk is organized by The Artistic Research Community in the North (ARC) which is a dialectic umbrella organization for explorative research-creation, composed by a network of researchers and knowledge institutions in the north of the Netherlands.
KuvA Research Days 7–9.12.2020
The sixth edition of KuvA Research Days, arranged by the Academy of Fine Arts at Uniarts Helsinki, addresses a highly complex and heterogeneous set of framing conditions of knowing, learning, thinking and being together. As it happens, the question of framing conditions also affects the event itself. This time the onsite, live participation to Kuva Research Days, at the Exhibition Laboratory gallery (Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki), is limited due to COVID-19 virus regulations, but parts of this three-day event can be experienced online as well.
All participants (both on site and online) are asked to register their participation via an online form. The deadline is Thursday December 2, 2020.Please note that the times given in the schedules are in Finnish time (Finland). Please also note that some of the individual parts of the Days program is in Finnish.
Welcome also to participate and/or explore the documentations of the event to be published afterwards through the Uniarts Helsinki’s Research Catalogue portal.
Look at the Uniarts Helsinki Research Catalogue portal here
The last exhibition at the Exhibition Laboratory this autumn is hosted by the Doctoral programme at the Academy of Fine Arts. Doctoral trainee Jack Faber curates the exhibition Cooking for the Apocalypse that is open 20.11–9.12.2020. The exhibition deals with questions concerning our relationship with the environment and other species. The exhibition shows works by students, teachers, and other guest artists.
Image: Kalle Hamm, Fantasy Being Devoured by the She-tiger, 2020.
Seminar at the new collegium, Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research.
Date: 24 September 2020 10:00 to 12:30
Because of the corona virus this years Day of research will be held online.
Lectures from the Academy will present some of their research projects.
The event is open online for the public.
Can be seen: LOKALE (Griffenfeldsgade 27, 2200 Chp.N.) from April 22 to May 4. And OG at Alt:cph on the Fabric for Art and Design Fabrikken for Kunst September 2020 and KH7Artspace December 2020.
Associated PhD Fellow, Aarhus University School of Communication and Culture and associated PhD fellow Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology
Phd titel Digital Matters
Phd Periode 1. September 2018 – 31. August 2021