Meeting around the research practice - The Swedish Research Council's symposium on artistic research at Stockholm University of the Arts

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Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt - Invited speaker

Theme: Meeting around the research practice – Presentation formats in artistic research

A central dimension of artistic research is the presentation and the critical discussion of the work. This year’s symposium therefore focuses on the variation of presentation formats within contemporary artistic research. By using the specific expressions of concrete artistic research practitioners as the basis, we want to explore the subject area’s opportunities for creating different types of meetings for exchange and in-depth discussion. At the same time, we want to facilitate a discussion of the problems with standardised presentation formats.

In the presentation of your research, we therefore expect you to address one of the following issues:

If you consider the presentation and discussion of your research to be not just an account of it, but also part of the research practice, what types of meetings would you then need in order to develop your work?
What practitioners in your field/fields can you use as the foundation for developing greater variation in the presentation and discussion formats?
What specific prerequisites for discussing your artistic research arise, based on the materials/media you work in, and how do you relate to this?
What opportunities for variation and development exist when you keep to standardised presentation formats?

If you consider the presentation and discussion of your research to be not just an account of it, but also part of the research practice, what types of meetings would you then need in order to develop your work?

The symposium is aimed at researchers, doctoral students and other actors within the field of artistic research, and at researchers within other areas who are interested in collaboration with colleagues within artistic research. The conference language is Swedish and English, but other Nordic languages may also be used.

Meeting around the research practice – practicing communities at NSU Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt will present the work of Nordic Summer University’s (NSU) study circle 7, dedicated to Artistic Research. She will give a background to how Artistic Research in 2003 found its way into NSU, and how it changed names from Practice-based Research into Artistic Research. Circle 7 has now become NSU: s most popular study circle, and it attracts international participants from transdisciplinary fields: such as visual arts, theory, film, poetry, dance, drawing, performing arts, sound, and philosophy. Ami will give examples of the various presentations given at NSU, and how she and Lucy Lyons work as coordinators to facilitate the variety of these presentations. The way this symposium is practiced creates variations in the presentation- and discussion- formats. The participants of our Circle have together crafted an alternative space, which Ami thinks could be repeated elsewhere. Ami will also give an example of a paper presentation that she has developed at NSU. Nordic Summer University (NSU) is an independent, academic, nomadic institution that has existed for 68 years. Each year international participants across disciplines meet in the Nordic and Baltic regions to discuss, make friends and have fun. The NSU gives priority to topics that are often not yet established at the universities. This means that NSU:s participants are involved in a movement before it happens, or that they meet to give each other support in order to make it happen.
27 Oct 201728 Oct 2017

Meeting around the research practice - The Swedish Research Council's symposium on artistic research at Stockholm University of the Arts

Duration27 Oct 201728 Oct 2017

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