Week 2021

The preparatory document provided for the workshop will be posted in late Spring 2021 here:
Additional sources for mapping ethics related to this workshop:


Map Ethics! A workshop on identifying and addressing ethical dimensions of artistic research projects.

The goal of the workshop is to stimulate discussion around ethical dimensions of artistic research projects. The text «Map ethics!» is the methodological basis for the workshop. The approach is inspired by Actor-Network-Theory. The participants are encouraged to draw maps of the networks of actors in their research projects, considering the ethics of delimitation, contextualisation, sources, and power.

We ask all participants to do the following preparations:

  1. Read the text «Map ethics!» ahead of the workshop
  2. Make maps of the networks of actors in an artistic research project you are involved in, using the four main perspectives proposed in the method.
  3. Prepare a short presentation of your main findings. We are especially interested in surprising or unexpected discoveries, ethical issues that had not been considered before.

The workshop will be in two parts:

Part 1 (ca 1h) consists of a presentation of KMD’s work on research ethics, including the method «Map ethics!» and the faculty’s contribution to the Erasmus+ project «Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates» ( The introduction will be followed by a short Q&A-session.

—10 mins break—

Part 2  (ca 1h10) will start in two smaller groups. The participants present findings from mapping their own projects, using the proposed methods. We discuss the findings in the groups, before we return to a brief discussion on research ethics in a plenum session of about 15 minutes.

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.