Artistic
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Artistic Research Week 25 – 27 JANUARY 2022

 

Embodiment

 

Artistic research is inherently an embodiment of ideas, materials, subjectivities, actions, and questions.  By looking directly at the forms and functions of embodiment through the arts, we can enhance our ability to recognize and to utilize reflection as a process during the creative processes.

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. Our Artistic Research Week aims to contribute to a wider understanding of the nature of artistic research, to showcase what is being developed here at the Academy of the Arts, and how this research relates to 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.

Artistic Research Week 2022 will take place as an all-digital public program.

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Welcome!

Artistic Research Week 25 – 27 JANUARY 2022

 

Embodiment

 

Artistic research is inherently an embodiment of ideas, materials, subjectivities, actions, and questions.  By looking directly at the forms and functions of embodiment through the arts, we can enhance our ability to recognize and to utilize reflection as a process during the creative processes.

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. Our Artistic Research Week aims to contribute to a wider understanding of the nature of artistic research, to showcase what is being developed here at the Academy of the Arts, and how this research relates to 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.

Artistic Research Week 2022 will take place as an all-digital public program.

Register now for access to all digital events!

 

 

Welcome!

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Credits: Fra Rosalind Goldbergs The Field. Foto: Ola Rindal. Kostyme, scenografi: Alexander Krantz. Lysdesign: Anton Andersson. Kostyme- og scenografisk assistent: Kjersti Alm Eriksen. Dancer: Jens Jeffry Trinidad

Program

Please note the program is subject to change.

Tuesday January 25

Prorector of Research Camille Norment, “Welcome”.
Welcome word to the digital participating audience for the Artistic Research Week 2022 “Embodiment”

Sara Elisassen, Performance-lecture and conversation, Department of Fine Art.

Mid-way assessment – Sara Eliassen, PhD research fellow at the Academy of Fine Art. The artist will do a presentation of her project-in-progress Mediating Uncertianties, followed by a conversation with artist/ filmmaker/ educator Didem Pekün. The conversation will be moderated by Jan Verwoert, writer and research leader at the Academy of Fine Art.

Dora Garcia, “If I Could Wish for Something”, Filmscreening and talk, Department of Fine Art.
In 1930, German film composer and author Friedrich Hollaender wrote “Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte,” famously performed by Marlene Dietrich. Hollaender’s old Weimar song inspires the foundation of Dora García’s exhibition If I Could Wish for Something, shown jointly at Netwerk Aalst and Fotogalleriet Oslo. Translated, the verses of the song read: 

If I could wish for something I’d feel awkward What should I wish for, a bad or a good time? 

If I could wish for something I’d want to be only a bit happy because if I were too happy I’d long for being sad 

Wolfgang Plagge, “The concept of opera from the composer's point of view”, talk, The Department of Opera
In this session he discusses the concept of opera from the composer’s point of view:
How do you compose musical drama?
What role does the librettist play?
How important is the collaboration with the soloists / performers in the earliest phase of the composition process?

 

 

 

Poetics of landness: Sigrid Espelien, Arely Amaut and Stacy Jo Scott -Opening the process”, Talk, Department of Art and Craft

In this session Arely Amaut, Stacy Jo Scott and Sigrid Espelien will open up their ongoing artistic process and collaboration Poetics of Landness. Sigrid has moved her studio to ROM gallery in Oslo for two weeks and concurrently there will be a work in progress exhibition at Carnation Contemporary in Portland where Arely and Stacy Jo will be present.

Marius Holth, “Stemmereiser”, Workshop, Performance, Department of Theatre.

Wednesday January 26

Petra Franson, “Skådespelandet som tillblivelse, som ett kroppsligt arbete för förändring” Talk/Performance lecture, Department of Dance.

Om du frågar en operaälskare vad det är med opera som den älskar är det nog få som skulle framhålla olika librettons tematik eller narrativ. En del skulle referera till uppsättningar som stora upplevelser, men för samtliga står sannolikt musiken i sig i första rummet. Och ännu mer precist: de som får musiken att ljuda ur sina kroppar – sångarna.

Ane Thon Knutsen, Exhibition and performance, “Kew Gardens”, Exhibition all week and performance Wednesday 26th of January with Janne Camilla Lyster, Department of Design.
Fernanda Branco, “Environment Embodiment – Where Does the Body End Where Does the World Start?” Part 1, Performative presentation and open discussion forum. Department of Theatre.

A performative presentation of Fernanda Branco’s research Environment embodiment – towards enchanted narratives. Exposing how research practices can find a stream into performativity by sharing embodied practices dialoguing with relations of inner and out experiences. Focusing on the fluidity state of listening, on resonances, on skin perceptions, on blurriness of borders.

Karen Disen, “How do we Approach the Unknown?”, Workshop with practical physical activities, Department of Design.

How do we approach the unknown?
This workshop aims through associations and bisociations to build chains of images. We are going to do several actions that makes traces. What to do is connected to sensuous experiences, observance, feelings, materials, memories, movements, etc..

Fernanda Branco, “Environment Embodiment – Where Does the Body End Where Does the World Start?” Part 2, Performative presentation and open discussion forum. Department of Theatre.

A performative presentation of Fernanda Branco’s research Environment embodiment – towards enchanted narratives. Exposing how research practices can find a stream into performativity by sharing embodied practices dialoguing with relations of inner and out experiences. Focusing on the fluidity state of listening, on resonances, on skin perceptions, on blurriness of borders.

Maziar Raein, Tale Næss Lystøl and Eliot Moleba, “Metalogue Tools”. Talk, Departments of Design and Theatre.

“A metalogue is a conversation about some problematic subject. This conversation should be such that not only do the participants discuss the problem but the structure of the conversation as a whole is also relevant to the same subject. Only some of the conversations here presented achieve this double format.”
Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind

Mari Koppanen, “Fungal future - can tradition control innovation?”, Talk. Department of Design.

Designers are no longer expected to simply create form, function, or aesthetics. Design and science are fusing together, as new innovative materials are emerging from collaborations between designers and scientists. Fungal materials are renewable, sustainable and bio-degradable. 

Bojana Cvejic, , “Almost Feeling It” Presentation and conversation. Department of Dance.
Eliot Moleba, “Alternative Histori[es]: A Place Where Something Happened”, Presentation/Workshop/Exhibition, Department of Theatre.

This artistic research project is aimed at exploring narrative accounts of Norwegians who self-identify with a multicultural and/or immigration background(s). It has been collecting stories of their lived experiences, with special interest in an event that happened in a public space and has been experienced as a life changing moment.

Christina Lindgren, “Listening to a costume” Presentation and conversation. Department of Design.

Anne-Linn Akselsen in interview with Janet Panetta, related to the research project “Contemporary dance – a workbook”, about different methods for teaching contemporary dance or teaching dance to contemporary dancers.

Theo Barth“LINEUP—Warburg, Binswanger”, Exhibition and talk, Department of Design.
This exhibition explores the relation between a lineup—Germ. Aufstellung/Norw. oppstilling—of images in a cartographic relationship to books, and accordingly is located in the environment of a book collection: in the present cast, the library at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Merete Røstad and Per Roar, “MEMORYWORK” hybrid format in the metaverse, Departments of Arts and Crafts and Dance.

MEMORYWORK is a platform for sharing interdisciplinary artistic research on performative memory work. The project is developed by artists with backgrounds in Choreography, Theatre, Performance Art and Art in Public Sphere. MEMORYWORK comes out of a research collaboration at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) between the departments of Dance and Art & Craft.

Sally Dean, Part one “Give Them Wings & We Shall See Their Faces” live participatory performance and part two “Designing/Choreographing Attention through the Touch of Somatic Costumes`- hybrid presentation, Department of Design

Somatic Costume Dressing Room – ´Rest and Water`

What if costume (to include everyday clothing) is designed live, in the moment, on bodies, in order to care for, attend and respond to the psychophysical needs of wearers? How can costume mend through its touch – supporting the need for rest, reconnection, rejuvenation, repair?

Lars Erik Holter, "Misterio Buffo",Performance, Department of Theatre.

I forbindelse med oppsetningen av Mistero Buffo av Dario Fo, hvor Terje Strømdahl var skuespiller og jeg selv var regissør, ved Teater Innlandet, 2020, oppstod det under prøvene noen gode diskusjoner. Samtalene dreide seg om hvilket forhold skuespilleren har til regissøren, – og omvendt. Under prøvene ble det klart for oss at Terje, altså skuespilleren,  forholdt seg til regissøren, altså meg, som en autoritet, ja, nesten som en farsfigur.

Jan Verwoert, Department Research Leader and department PhD Fellows, “Many souls Speak Through Bodies in Motion on What is to be Known Now, or Not Now (but once the moon is in another house)”,Performance seminar. Department of Fine Art.

Many souls speak through bodies in motion on what is to be known now, or not now (but once the moon is in another house).

A mediumistic reading of writing shared by the artists Ane Graff, Sara Eliassen, Jan Petter Hammer, Manuel Sebastian Pelmus, Jenny Perlin, Robel Temesgen, and Antonio Vega, convoked by Jan Verwoert.

Enacted by Maritea Dæhlin and Amell Basic, lit by Philip Isaksen.

Thursday January 27

Tiril Schrøder, Rikke Lundgren og Anna-Carin Hedberg "Analog og digital tegning", Talk

Analog og Digital tegning:

Presentasjon av den kommende antologien «Digital og analog tegning i museet» fra Museumsforlaget, red. Rikke Lundgreen & Anna Carin Hedberg

Heidi Haraldsen, “State of the Art Symposium: Resilience and Ethics in Dance Education”, Talk, Department of Dance.

Resilience and Ethics in Dance Education (REDE) is a research project initiated by the academy of dance, at Oslo National Academy of Arts (KHiO). The REDE project aims to empower dance students and strengthen their future professional potential. 

Theodor Barth med Henrik Hellstenius, “Matching qualities in AR”, Talk, Department of Design.
Short name: MQAR (Matching Qualities in Artistic Research) Contributors: Henrik Hellstenius (Prof. of composition at NMH); Theodor Barth (Prof. of theory and writing at KHiO).

Camilla Luihn “Det som blir igjen”, Artist talk from Exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet, Talk

I Camilla Luihns utstilling Det som blir igjen har hun hentet inspirasjon fra antikke greske og romerske gulvmosaikker der matrester og søppel er avbildet. Disse ble kalt ufeid gulv (asàrotos òikos) og kan ha vært et visuelt bevis på overflod og rikdom. Andre tolkninger kan være at det var mat for de døde, som et tidlig eksempel på memento mori.

Marte Johnslien “The Materiality of White”, Talk

In this talk, artist/associate professor Marte Johnslien (KhiO) and art historian Ingrid Halland (UiB/AHO) will introduce their research project The Materiality of White which explores how the Norwegian innovation Titanium Dioxide has changed surfaces in art, architecture and design—making the world whiter, brighter and cleaner looking.

Victoria Browne “Digital Embodiment: Transforming Reduction into Tessellating Multi-block Relief Prints”, Lecture

This lecture delivers practice-led research from the artist’s position as print ‘maker’ within contemporary craft. The methodology embodies David Pye’s first-hand account of the workmanship of risk and the project integrates Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling to overcome process limitations; to realise scalable complex multi-block relief prints and to allow further exploration in colour printing.

Shwan Dler Qaradaki “The Tatooed Sun” Film screening
Sara R. Yazdani “On Sensing Bodies and Other Ecologies”, Lecture
Merete Røstad, Saša Asentić and Per Roar, Lars Ebert, Suzana Milevska, Mapping the field, MEMORYWORK”, Art and Craft and Dance Department

MEMORYWORK is a platform for sharing interdisciplinary artistic research on performative memory work. The project is developed by artists with backgrounds in Choreography, Theatre, Performance Art and Art in Public Spaces.

Anne Linn Akselsen, ““Documentation project – teaching contemporary dance. Conversation with Janet Panetta.”, Talk, Departments of Dance.

Anne-Linn Akselsen in interview with Janet Panetta, related to the research project “Contemporary dance – a workbook”, about different methods for teaching contemporary dance or teaching dance to contemporary dancers.

Rosalind Goldberg "The Field", Performance, Departments of Dance.

The Field is a performance with one dancer and a surrounding soundscape.

The work speculates on the body’s plastic nature and what it would look like if we could see this capacity of receiving and creating form happening on a neurological level in the brain.

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Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.

Presentation

Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.

Conversation

TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.