Marte Johnslien (1977) is a visual artist who lives and works in Oslo and Stokke. She works with sculpture, installation art and artist’s books. She holds a PhD in Artistic Research and is an associate professor in Ceramic Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, department of Art and Craft. She presented the results of her artistic research project Circumstantial Sculpture in a solo exhibition at ROM, Oslo, in january 2020. The main project White to Earth, consisted of series of ceramic sculptures and a book. The project was an investigation of the materiality of titanium dioxide, and how the white pigment travels our systems seemingly invisibly.

Johnslien is currently working towards a group show at FOLD Gallery in London, UK (2021). Her work has previously been shown at the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (2013), The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art (2008, 2016), Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (2011), and in the 12thHavana Biennial in 2015. She has had solo exhibitions in Lillehammer Art Museum (2018), Henie Onstad Art Center (2014), Galleri Riis (2011, 2013) and Kristiansand Kunsthall (2013). She is the recipient of the Einar Granum Art Prize (2012). Her work is included in the collections of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Henie Onstad Art Center, Sørlandet Art Museum and Lillehammer Art Museum. Marte Johnslien is represented by Galleri Riis.

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.