Artistic
Research
Week 2023

Room/Venue

Seilduken 1

Exhibition

Isak Wisløff “Dopamining (progress report)”

The medium is still the massage.

“(…) So they have to grow. Their entire model are based off of growth. They cannot stay stagnant. YouTube, Twitter grossed $4-$5 billion last year, it is in the red. It is unprofitable. It has to get more of you. No matter how nice it’s trying to be, They’re trying to get more engagement from you. We used to colonize land. That was the thing you could expand into. And that’s where money was to be made. We colonized the entire earth. There was no other place for businesses and capitalism to expand into. And then they realized human attention, that we can now colonize every minute of your life.

Every single moment you have is a moment you could be looking at your phone, and they could be gathering information to target ads at you.

It’s coming. It’s coming for every free second you have. And you know it. The kids know it. The whole joke on the internet is everyone’s like; “This
place sucks, right?”, That’s like kind of the thing. That’s why their memes are all ironic and detached, and self-referential and 12 layers deep. Because truth is completely dead to them and they know it. They look at the president, they look at the culture, they go, “What the hell is this?”. They look at like Coca-Cola commercials that are winking at them and smiling. And they go like, “Forget it.”(…)

@frightenedkiwi
(TikTok)

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.