Week 2022

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Fernanda Branco, “Environment Embodiment – Where Does the Body End Where Does the World Start?” Part 1 & 2, Performative presentation and open discussion forum. Department of Theatre.

Environment Embodiment – resonances of bodies

A performative presentation of Fernanda Branco’s research Environment embodiment – towards enchanted narratives. Exposing how research practices can find a stream into performativity by sharing embodied practices dialoguing with relations of inner and out experiences. Focusing on the fluidity state of listening, on resonances, on skin perceptions, on blurriness of borders.

The performative presentation explores resonances and confluences with the musician Stephan Meidell and his artistic research, while opens ways for traces and documentation with the visual artist Hilde Flikke.

The intention is to share some of Fernanda’s artistic practice and her new insights from encountering somatic embodied knowledges and micro-phenomenology method. While using performative structures and methods intending to create a full event experience. A hybrid format of a performative presentation and open discussion forum, divided in two sessions with a break in the middle.

Guest Aritsts:
Stephan Meidell is a PhD. Candidate Artistic Research at the The Grieg Academy, Bergen

Hilde Flikke is a visual artist and long collaborator with Branco

Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen (KHIO)

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.