Tuesday, 5 March 2013

New Vision Forum Node - Temporality and Dis-Location of Self

Temporality and Dis-Location of Self  is an artistic research project, merging individual research and collective reflection. The project will be focused around a series of workshops and the results will be made public through a continuously updated blog and culminate in a publication that will be released in early 2014.

The working method is primarily theoretical and individual, but will also include series of encounters between creators working with different approaches and strategies in how to examine relations between narration, space-time and subjectivation processes. The participants are both Swedish and international and work in an experimental field between visual and performing arts. The objective of the project is to use collective reflection and exchange as a method for the participants to further their practice by developing individual traits and shared interests.

In a continuous oscillation between the practices of visual and performing arts, experience and perspectives from the respective fields will collaboratively dwell on a number of notions: Narration, Interpretation, Audience, Object, Participation, Understanding, Medium Specificity, Site, Time, Collectivity, Perception, Presentation, Production and particularly how these interact and how the arts can offer tools for its audience to create a more meaningful everyday existence and relationship to their surrounding world.

In the period March - December 2013, the participants will meet on 3-4 occasions for intensive 2-day sessions of work and exchange. This will include one preparatory workshop to define the project in greater detail. The research will be developed by the individual participants by defining strategies how to transform their practical experiences, knowledge and methods in relation to the other participants and in practice and writing. Thereby, gradually a sort of autonomous academic view on our own practice, mirroring the subjectivity; co-creating difference and knowledge.

The publication will offer an import tool both in a Nordic and European context to raise awareness and further knowledge co-production in a field between visual art and performing art which is developing rapidly. It will also document important interdisciplinary experience that has been undertaken within the European artistic field. The project forms a part of Vision Forums ongoing research into the boundaries of visual art and similar genres and we hope that the project will lead to further collaboration with other Vision Forum research.

Participants include: Anders Paulin, Aino Korvensyrjä, Sandrine Nicoletta, Stefan Åkesson, Tor Lindstrand, Rita Nettelstad, Johan Forsman, Tova Gerge, Iggy Malmborg and Per Hüttner.