Week 2023


Prøvesal 1

Artist Talk

Solveig Kringlebotn “Empty Heart Disease”

Empty Heart Disease is a research project that discusses young singers’ ability to take ownership of their own artistic development and learning. We want to explore methods and different artistic approaches that can contribute to developing artists’ ownership of their own artistic expression linked to rehearsals, concerts and performances. Different learning and teaching models will be explored with the intention of developing strategies and tools that can help young artists to connect with their own artistic impulses and creative energy.

The conference is a collaboration with the University of Agder and builds on several pre-projects and workshops that will be carried during autumn 2022. The project culminates in a larger interdisciplinary conference at KHiO on 25 March 2023.


Gry Stålsett – profilert spesialpsykolog og forsker. Skrev doktorgrad på eksistensiell tilnærming til depresjon og har fordypet seg i fenomenet skam. 

Solveig Kringlebotn – har en lang karriere bak seg som sanger på internasjonalt nivå. I dag professor i sang på Operahøgskolen.  

Benedikte Sofie Ribe – aktiv sanger og leder av vokalavdeling på Fakultet for kunstfag, UIA 

Viktoria Joner – student på Operahøgskolen 

Pauline Aase – student på Operahøgskolen 

Nils H. Sødal – professor på Fakultet for kunstfag og forskningsleder på Operahøgskolen.

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.