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Category Archives: artistic research

Future Guides for Cities: From Information to Home

15-Apr-17

“Future Guides: From Information to Home” is an artistic research project on following: how to practice and theorize following. It was carried out between 2010-2014 within the Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme and around the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. A final exhibition of my artistic research, “Your Revolution Begins at Home“, took place at the USF Gallery and Cinemateket in Bergen, September 4-14, 2014. The critical reflection text, “Confessions of an Online Stalker” accompanied and reflected on the artistic results of the research.

The critical reflection text can be downloaded here:

Reclaiming Workshop

30-Dec-16

public intervention, 2016

The Reclaiming Workshop is an exchange of models and strategies on the relations between places, materials and performative actions that are produced in the context of reclaiming.

Link to event page

The workshop was initially developed for the Neighborhood Academy program of 2016, which focused on forms of collective learning. It took place with the participation of various grassroots initiatives and affinity groups operating with Berlin, connected by the fight for the right to the city, and strategies for reclaiming. The Reclaiming Workshop took place in “Die Laube,” a three-story experimental “treehouse” providing a space for self-organized, community-oriented and future-oriented learning, located in the Prinzessinnengarten, a community garden located around Moritzplatz, Kreuzberg. We officially launched the event by hanging protest banners used by each of the participating groups on the façade of “Die Laube,” thereby designating it as a space for collective learning.

Microhistories Anthology

06-Apr-16

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Microhistories studies the form of the video essay, which can be said to treat its subject matter in a critical and investigative way while at the same time reflecting its processes and its considerations. It shares this preoccupation with the small, marginalized stories with an approach within the field of history, so-called microhistory. Here one studies habits and routines rather than deliberate actions, underlying mentalities rather than explicit views. In microhistory the exception is more interesting than the rule, including the everyday, the overlooked details – all this that can prove to be as important as the “grand” recognized history. This publication brings together the results of a three year artistic research project which brought together prominent practices and theoreticians within three fields – art, artistic research and microhistory – in order to build shared knowledge.

Editors: Magnus Bärtås, Andrej Slávik
Published by:Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Contributors: Axel Andersson, Magnus Bärtås, Carlo Ginzburg, Mika Hannula, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Oscar Mangione, Suzana Milevska, Lina Selander, Lena Séraphin, Andrej Slávik, Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Michelle Teran

304 pages, softcover, color
Konstfack Collection, 2016

SYNSMASKINEN: 7 fields of contemporary crisis

21-May-15

“SYNSMASKINEN: 7 fields of contemporary crisis” is a forthcoming Artistic Research project at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. It is a project in collaboration with partner art-institutions in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Ukraine and Germany.

Critical Theories and Critical Practices in Research

02-Dec-14

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The conception and the structure of this publication is highlighting a possible understanding of artistic research from the perspective of using key concepts and the intervention methods of critical theory (in the way it is understood in the history and theory of contemporary art, instead of the way it is understood in philosophy) as well as from the perspective of the product of artistic research, as a work of art produced by former or current PhD candidates involved in artistic research doctoral programmes.

Contributors: Catalin Gheorghe, Henk Slager, Andrea Phillips, Mick Wilson, Michael Baers, Michelle Teran, Flis Holland, Rachel Mader, Jesper Alvær

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