Week 2021


“The Alternative Histori[es] Project“, Eliot Moleba

Alternative Histori[es]: A Place Where Something Happened


My artistic research project set out to explore narrative accounts of Norwegians who self-identify with an ‘immigration or multicultural background’. I wanted to collect stories of their lived experiences, with special interest in an event that has been experienced as a life changing moment. The stories are be used to produce an ‘alternative history’, dedicated to writing and inscribing these voices into public spaces and our broader collective imagination.

I have conducted over 50 interviews and writing the data into stories, expected to be published as a collection. Concurrently, I am also developing ideas of ‘monuments’ for each story that will be installed where the narrated event took place. This workshop offers the first public glimpse into the stories. You will not only hear about several of them and ideas developed for their respective monuments, but also about stories that I have not yet developed ideas of their monuments. You’ll then be invited to step into my shoes, to think with me, of possible ideas for other monuments.

This workshop is not only intended to share the project with the broad artistic community, but also to seek potential collaborators. I am excited to open the artistic process to seek input in the generation of ideas for monuments and their subsequent construction, thereof. Artists across different departments at KHiO and beyond keen to come on board, are encouraged to participate in the workshop!

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.