Week 2021

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Petrine Vinje: From research for Objective Enactive with Olaf T. Hodne for Urban Ecologies.   

PDF: Embracing the Biological Glitch

Artist Talk

“Objective Enactive”, Petrine Vinje

Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty explore the materiality of time and layers of the city, pursuing a speculative exploration of the relationships between the urban and the biological: the organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. It is led by an interest in man-made materials, semiotics and the notion of circularity. Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty will unfold as a multimedial work, in central Oslo 2021, set out to explore a perceptive possibility of the unknown, as data-processed glitches in streams of information: the “failure to perform” a command.

The first part of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty finds place in Maridalsveien 3, ROM for art and architecture. Here, the sculptural installation Objective Enactive, suggests an understanding of the human scotoma, the blind spot in our field of vision, as abiological glitsch, an ever-present protest, in our view of our surroundings. My talk will describe the artwork and how it is linked to my researchproject at the department of Art and Craft, On Interface.

Objective Enactive is developed in the collective artistic research project Urban Ecologies Following my presentation I have invited Synne Bull, Dragan Miletic, Ingrid Halland and Gjertrud Steinsvåg to a conversation on Urban Ecologies, where we will explain the phases in the project, discuss how artistic research can create institutional community and how we are utilizing the exhibition space as a spatial open-ended research platform.

11.30-12.00 Petrine Vinje on Objective Enactive
12.00-12.45 Conversation with Synne Bull, Dragan Miletic, Ingrid Halland and Gjertrud Steinsvåg on Urban Ecologies

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.