Theodor Barth

Theodor Barth (dr. philos.) is a professor of theory and writing, educated in anthropology and with a collaborative background in the art/design field. Latest contributions in artistic research: Tracing Rhythm (Dec. 2022 exhibition and seminar in Bergen in the Memory, Materiality and Soul project), ET PAF (Sept. 2022): w/Bojana Cvejic and Mike Sperlinger. Forcoming: Project Spinoza: Re-/membering sensorial cogency (in DAC—Design Art and Culture, ed. Dragos Gheorghiu). Theodor Barth teaches at KHiOs MA in design, and also taught at the departments of Dance, Theatre and Arts & Crafts. He has dedicated his teaching to the development of the learning theatre.


 Geir Harald Samuelsen

(Norway), Visual artist, PhD, associate professor, and researcher at the Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.

Leaderand initiatorof theartistic researchproject:Matter, Gesture, and Soul.

Living in Oslo



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.


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.


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.