Week 2022



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Shwan Dler Qaradaki “The Tatooed Sun” Film screening 


 Shwan is an artist that works within drawing, painting, installation, video and film. Thematically in several of his work he have worked with his own experiences as a Kurdish refugee, but his experiences can provide knowledge of universal issues that can be linked to being a human being on the run. He is originally from Iraqi Kurdistan, he completed a five-year art education before fleeing due to persecution in 1997. He came to Norway in December 1999 and completed art education here as well. Now he is a PhD fellow at the Department of Arts and Crafts

The Tattooed Sun (film 20 min.)

The documentary The Tattooed Sun is a close-up portrait of artist and filmmaker Shwan Dler Qaradaki’s late mother. A poetic and moving personal narrative, it is told through watercolour and ink drawings, with a subjective narrative voice. At a point in our life, most of us experience the death of the person who once gave us life – our own mother. What thoughts and perspectives do we have in such a situation? Equipped with time, a unique voice and a personal perspective, artist and filmmaker Shwan Dler Qaradaki takes us on a journey into the life of his mother. A journey that includes births and wars in a world of dramatic change, with sorrow, loss, admiration and gratitude. He manages to make the personal universal – something we can all relate to, telling the story through watercolour and ink drawings, with a subjective narrative voice.

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.