Week 2023


Teori rom


Saskia Holmkvist “Back Translation”

The presentation and discussion will focus on how in every step in finding the performance KLub from 2001 in Northern Ireland – by searching and researching- there was always a sense of disconnect and connect, fugitive darkness and loss or misalignment of time. Being in a dialogue with a place with a contested history through a performance, an artist of my own age who is no longer active as an artist and a performance which is barely documented and archived. Initially I only had a text about the performance which slowly grew into a meshwork attached to this work and it´s future. There was a fragility in the process for everyone involved to how the fragmented scenes in the new film Back Translati(on)(ng) (KLub) evolved from listening and discussing contested and fugitive history, allowing for memory production through critical fabulation and the unfixing of a work of art. 

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.