Artistic
Research
Week 2021

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.

 

Please find session and archival information through the program links below.

Program

Monday January 25

All Day  Open Exhibition! "Materiality draws human attention sideways”, Marte Johnslien. Art and Craft.
10:00 - 11:50  Workshop, “The Alternative Histori[es] Project“, Eliot Moleba, Theatre.

13:00 - 14:20  Presentation, “Vulnerability”, Maziar Raein. Design.

15:00 - 15:40  Exhibition Artist Talk, "Materiality draws human attention sideways”, Marte Johnslien. Art and Craft.
16:00 - 16:50  Book Launch, “Love With Obstacles”, Dora Garcia. Fine Art.
18:00 - 20:00  OPENING EVENT

Tuesday January 26

All Day  Open Exhibition! Melissa Gordon. Fine Art.
09:00 - 10:50  Workshop, “Gjentagelsens Frihet” Karen Disen. Design. (in Norwegian)

11:00 - 12:20  Panel Discussion, “Conversation Choreography”, Andre Eierman, moderator. Research Fellows. Dance.

13:00 - 14:20  Panel Discussion, “CRISIS-----CARE”, Bojana Cvejic, moderator. Dance. Theodor Barth, moderator. Design.

15:00 - 15:50  Exhibition Artist Talk, Melissa Gordon. Fine Art

16:00 - 17:20  Presentation, “Material agency and the performing arts”, Christina Lindgren, Sodja Lotker. Design and Performing Arts.
18:00 - 20:00  Performative Demonstration "Flying Blind" Kristin Norderval. Opera

Wednesday January 27

All Day Open Exhibition! «Utprøving av digitale tegneverktøy», Tiril Schrøder. Art and Craft.

All Day  Open Exhibition! “Curious Cabinets”, Bjørn Blikstad. Design.

09:00 - 10:50  Workgroup, "Touching Poetic Materiality with Somatic Costumes", Sally Dean. Design

11:00 - 12:20  Exhibition Artist Talk, “Curious Cabinets”, Bjørn Blikstad. Design.

13:00 - 13:50  Conversation, “Transpositions -JAR, M.Edvartsen and modular diaries”, Theodor Barth, Mette Edvardsen moderators. All dep.

14:00 - 14:50  Presentation, "Reflexive Dramaturgy", Tore Vagn Lid. Theatre.

15:00 - 15:50  Exhibition Artist Talk, «Utprøving av digitale tegneverktøy», Tiril Schrøder. Art and Craft. (in Norwegian)

16:00 - 17:20  Presentation, “Polyvocal Tongue”, Tale Næss. Theatre.

18:00 - 19:20  Film Screening, “Love With Obstacles”, Dora Garcia. Academy of Fine Art.

Thursday January 28

All Day  Open Exhibition! Petrine Vinje. Art and Craft.
09:00 - 11.20  Workshop, “Map Ethics”, Anne-Helen Mydland, Jostein Gundersen. The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD), University in Bergen.

11:30 - 12:45  Exhibition Artist Talk, "Objective Enactive” and Conversation on Urban Ecologies, Petrine Vinje. Art and Craft.

14:00 - 16.50  Panel Discussion, “Memory Work”, Merete Røstad. Art and Craft.

17:00 - 17.50  Presentation, "Mediating Uncertainties" Susan Schuppli invited by Sara Eliassen. Fine Art

18:30 - 20:00  CLOSING EVENT

Monday January 25

All Day Open Exhibition! "Materiality draws human attention sideways”, Marte Johnslien.

Exhbition open!

10:00 - 11:50 Workshop, “The Alternative Histori[es] Project“, Eliot Moleba, Theatre.

This workshop offers the first glimpse of the collected stories. It invites you into the artistic process of translating each story into a monument to commemorate the lived experiences. It’s also a call-out for potential collaborators at KHiO (and beyond), keen to be part of the construction of these monuments.

13:00 - 14:20 Presentation, “Vulnerability”, Maziar Raein. Design.

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.

15:00 - 15:40 Exhibition Artist Talk, "Materiality draws human attention sideways”, Marte Johnslien. Art and Craft.

“Materiality draws attention sideways”

Marte Johnslien

Marte Johnslien presents new sculptures in process and gives an artist talk based on her recent investigations into the practice of late British artist Gillian Lowndes. The works will be presented in an upcoming trio exhibition in FOLD gallery, London, with Gillian Lowndes, Lydia Gifford and Marte Johnslien.

16:00 - 16:50 Book Launch, “Love With Obstacles”, Dora Garcia. Fine Art.

Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo) brings together Spanish artist Dora García’s collaborative research on the life and legacy of Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952)—a revolutionary, socialist….

18:00 - 20:00 OPENING EVENT
Performance – Reversing
Fernanda Branco, Artistic Research PhD fellow, Theatre Department. 
 
Welcome – Hospitality Vulnerability Vitality
Camille Norment, Prorector of research, KHiO
 
Panel discussions – Ethics x2
Merete Røstad, moderator, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of MFA Art and Public Space

Tuesday January 26

All Day Open Exhibition! Melissa Gordon. Fine Art.

Exhbition open!

09:00 - 10:50 Workshop, “Gjentagelsens Frihet” Karen Disen. Design. (in Norwegian)

Workshop

Dette påbegynte jeg i 1988 for å illustrere hva som skal til av opptegning for å karakteriserer en form. Kravet var at en lett skulle kjenne igjen formen ved ulike framstillinger. Dette eksempelet er basert på trekanten…

11:00 - 12:20 Panel Discussion, “Conversation Choreography”, Andre Eierman, moderator. Research Fellows. Dance.

With: Dragana Bulut, Mette Edvardsen, Rosalind Goldberg, Manuel Pelmus, Eszter Salamon.

Within the framework of the research week, the Ph.D. candidates departing from choreography and dance, come together in a self-organized seminar together with an invited moderator. The seminar starts with a day closed session dedicated to interests and questions each fellow currently works with….

13:00 - 14:20 Panel Discussion, “CRISIS-----CARE”, Bojana Cvejic, moderator. Dance. Theodor Barth, moderator. Design.

Care is omnipresent, even through the effects of its absence. Like a longing emanating from the troubles of neglect, it passes within, across, throughout things. Its lack undoes, allows unraveling. To care can feel good; it can also feel awful. It can do good; it can oppress.

María Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters Of Care

15:00 - 15:50 Exhibition Artist Talk, Melissa Gordon. Fine Art.

Gesture, Liquidity and Archiving Female Voices.

This talk will outline recent research of artist Melissa Gordon on the relationship to voice and gesture in painting, and describe her current process of archiving a ten year long feminist project around voice.

16:00 – 17:20 Presentation, “Material agency and the performing arts”, Christina Lindgren, Sodja Lotker. Design and Performing Arts.

VIDEO

Material agency and the performing arts

Costume Agency Artistic Research Project project researches the agency of costume in performance and how costume can generate or be a centre of gravitation in performance.

18:00 - 20:00 Performative Demonstration, “Flying Blind”, Kristin Norderval. Opera.

My PhD research project at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Opera department examines the technical, physical and pedagogical challenges that opera singers face in relation to the use of interactive audio processing technology in opera.

Flying Blind, is a new work for solo voice and interactive audio processing that I premiered in concert on August 28, 2020 at Sentralen in Oslo.

Wednesday January 27

All Day Open Exhibition! «Utprøving av digitale tegneverktøy», Tiril Schrøder. Art and Craft.

Exhbition of Tiril Schrøder open!

All Day Open Exhibition! “Curious Cabinets”, Bjørn Blikstad. Design.

Exhbition of Bjørn Blikstad open!

09:00 - 10:50 Workgroup, Sally Dean. Design.

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.

11:00 - 12:20 Exhibition Artist Talk, “Curious Cabinets”, Bjørn Bilkstad. Design.

Presentation of the finished furniture-like artefacts, the Peacock Cabinet and the Dawkins-Kardashian Stele, by the unfinished Selvskap: an embodiment of myself that manifests on the horizon as the work congregates into a stable compound.

13:00 - 13:50 Conversation, “Transpositions -JAR, M.Edvartsen and modular diaries”, Theodor Barth, Mette Edvardsen moderators. All dep.

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.

14:00 - 14:50 Presentation, "Reflexive Dramaturgy", Tore Vagn Lid. Theatre.

Inspired by this (directorial) approach, and now also for an English-speaking audience, this new work attempts to follow a three-part dramaturgy, where artistic, scenic reflection – produced in different forms of performances – is brought back to the forms of reflection of the writing and the book, and then again becomes subject to new artistic forms of reflection.

15:00 - 15:50 Exhibition Artist Talk, «Utprøving av digitale tegneverktøy», Tiril Schrøder. Art and Craft. (in Norwegian)
En undersøkelse av digitale tegneverktøy, dokumentert ved to billedserier, utført i ulike kombinasjoner av software og hardware:

  1. Selvutviklet skjema for testing av streker og notere inntrykk fra selve tegneopplevelsen.
  2. En serie kopier av samme tegning, etter J.C. Dahl for å se eventuelt utslag på en ferdig tegning.

16:00 - 17:20 Presentation, “Polyvocal Tongue”, Tale Næss. Theatre.

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.

18:00 - 19:20 Film Screening, “Love With Obstacles”, Dora Garcia. Academy of Fine Art.

Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo) brings together Spanish artist Dora García’s collaborative research on the life and legacy of Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952)—a revolutionary, socialist….

Thursday January 28

All Day Open Exhibition! Petrine Vinje. Art and Craft.

Exhbition of Petrine Vinje open!

09:00 - 11.20 Workshop, “Map Ethics”, Anne-Helen Mydland, Jostein Gundersen. The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD), University in Bergen.
The goal of the workshop is to stimulate discussion around ethical dimensions of artistic research projects. The text «Map ethics!» is the methodological basis for the workshop. The approach is inspired by Actor-Network-Theory. The participants are encouraged to draw maps of the networks of actors in their research projects, considering the ethics of delimitation, contextualisation, sources, and power.

11:30 - 12:45 Exhibition Artist Talk, "Objective Enactive” and Conversation on Urban Ecologies, Petrine Vinje. Art and Craft.

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.

14:00 - 16.50 Panel Discussion, “Memory Work”, Merete Røstad. Art and Craft.

MEMORY WORK comes out of a research collaboration at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) between the departments of Dance and Art & Craft. The project involves an international group of artist-researchers, including research fellows at KHIO, as core members.

17:00 - 17.50 Presentation, “Mediating Uncertainties”, Susan Schuppli invited by Sara Eliason. Fine Art.

Susan Schuppli
invited by Sara Eliassen

Susan Schuppli´s presentation is the first event in the lecture series Mediating Uncertainties, part of Sara Eliassen´s PhD project at the Academy of Fine Arts, KHIO.

In Mediating UncertaintiesEliassen invites writers and practitioners to respond through their own practices to the questions and themes at the core of her ongoing PhD project in artistic research.

18:30 - 20:00 CLOSING EVENT
Participatory Performance – Revisiting
Fernanda Branco, Ph.D. Candidate Artistic Research. Theatre Department.
A collective stitched soundscape narrative of remembrances. Practicing ways of listening and remembering.

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Exhbition open!

Workshop

This workshop offers the first glimpse of the collected stories. It invites you into the artistic process of translating each story into a monument to commemorate the lived experiences. It’s also a call-out for potential collaborators at KHiO (and beyond), keen to be part of the construction of these monuments.

 

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.

Artist Talk

“Materiality draws attention sideways”

Marte Johnslien

Marte Johnslien presents new sculptures in process and gives an artist talk based on her recent investigations into the practice of late British artist Gillian Lowndes. The works will be presented in an upcoming trio exhibition in FOLD gallery, London, with Gillian Lowndes, Lydia Gifford and Marte Johnslien.

Book Launch

Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo) brings together Spanish artist Dora García’s collaborative research on the life and legacy of Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952)—a revolutionary, socialist….

Performative Action – Reversing
Fernanda Branco, Artistic Research PhD fellow, Theatre Department. 
 
Welcome – Hospitality Vulnerability Vitality
Camille Norment, Prorector of research, KHiO
 
Panel discussions – Ethics x2
Merete Røstad, moderator, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of MFA Art and Public Space

Exhbition open!

Workshop

Dette påbegynte jeg i 1988 for å illustrere hva som skal til av opptegning for å karakteriserer en form. Kravet var at en lett skulle kjenne igjen formen ved ulike framstillinger. Dette eksempelet er basert på trekanten…

Panel Discussion

With: Dragana Bulut, Mette Edvardsen, Rosalind Goldberg, Manuel Pelmus, Eszter Salamon.

Within the framework of the research week, the Ph.D. candidates departing from choreography and dance, come together in a self-organized seminar together with an invited moderator. The seminar starts with a day closed session dedicated to interests and questions each fellow currently works with….

Panel discussion

Care is omnipresent, even through the effects of its absence. Like a longing emanating from the troubles of neglect, it passes within, across, throughout things. Its lack undoes, allows unraveling. To care can feel good; it can also feel awful. It can do good; it can oppress.

María Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters Of Care

Artist Talk

Gesture, Liquidity and Archiving Female Voices.

This talk will outline recent research of artist Melissa Gordon on the relationship to voice and gesture in painting, and describe her current process of archiving a ten year long feminist project around voice.

VIDEO

Material agency and the performing arts

Costume Agency Artistic Research Project project researches the agency of costume in performance and how costume can generate or be a centre of gravitation in performance.

Performative demonstration

My PhD research project at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Opera department examines the technical, physical and pedagogical challenges that opera singers face in relation to the use of interactive audio processing technology in opera.

Flying Blind, is a new work for solo voice and interactive audio processing that I premiered in concert on August 28, 2020 at Sentralen in Oslo.

Exhbition of Tiril Schrøder open!

Exhbition of Bjørn Blikstad open!

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

Presentation of the finished furniture-like artefacts, the Peacock Cabinet and the Dawkins-Kardashian Stele, by the unfinished Selvskap: an embodiment of myself that manifests on the horizon as the work congregates into a stable compound.

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.

Video

Inspired by this (directorial) approach, and now also for an English-speaking audience, this new work attempts to follow a three-part dramaturgy, where artistic, scenic reflection – produced in different forms of performances – is brought back to the forms of reflection of the writing and the book, and then again becomes subject to new artistic forms of reflection.

Artist Talk

En undersøkelse av digitale tegneverktøy, dokumentert ved to billedserier, utført i ulike kombinasjoner av software og hardware:

  1. Selvutviklet skjema for testing av streker og notere inntrykk fra selve tegneopplevelsen.
  2. En serie kopier av samme tegning, etter J.C. Dahl for å se eventuelt utslag på en ferdig tegning.

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.

Movie Screening

Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo) brings together Spanish artist Dora García’s collaborative research on the life and legacy of Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952)—a revolutionary, socialist….

Exhbition of Petrine Vinje open!

Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to stimulate discussion around ethical dimensions of artistic research projects. The text «Map ethics!» is the methodological basis for the workshop. The approach is inspired by Actor-Network-Theory. The participants are encouraged to draw maps of the networks of actors in their research projects, considering the ethics of delimitation, contextualisation, sources, and power.

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.

Panel discussion

MEMORY WORK comes out of a research collaboration at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) between the departments of Dance and Art & Craft. The project involves an international group of artist-researchers, including research fellows at KHIO, as core members.

Presentation

Susan Schuppli invited by Sara Eliassen.

Susan Schuppli´s presentation is the first event in the lecture series Mediating Uncertainties, part of Sara Eliassen´s PhD project at the Academy of Fine Arts, KHIO.

In Mediating UncertaintiesEliassen invites writers and practitioners to respond through their own practices to the questions and themes at the core of her ongoing PhD project in artistic research.

Participatory Performance – Revisiting
Fernanda Branco, Ph.D. Candidate Artistic Research. Theatre Department.
A collective stitched soundscape narrative of remembrances. Practicing ways of listening and remembering.

Reflections 
Camille Norment, Prorector of research, KHiO, and Voices from and about this year’s Artistic Research Week in further reflection and discussion.