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ARTikulationen 2022 (2022) Hanns Holger Rutz, Deniz Peters
ARTikulationen 2022 - Subjective/Intersubjective - is an artistic research event conceived and organised by the Doctoral School for Artistic Research (KWDS) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG). It takes place at Theater im Palais, Graz, 05–08 October 2022. ARTikulationen interweaves in-depth artistic research presentations, a festival character (intermezzi-performances), and a mini-symposium on the topic of research journeys between artistic and scholarly or scientific practices. Topics range from current acoustic, electroacoustic, and computer composition, historically informed and contemporary performance, to improvisation and theatre.
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Replicas (2022) Eleni Palogou
What triggered me to start this research is the multiplicity of reality. How something is represented, how it actually is and then how we all perceive it in our very own way. In that sense reality doesn’t exist, only versions of it. The lack of awareness of this multiplicity affects a lot our lives; what we believe, what we take as granted and how he behave.Through this practice based research I am experimenting on how to create moments of surprise and realization for the spectator. I work with copies and representations, replicas as I like to call them. The Replicas can be made of different materials, can be virtual or very physical. Until now I used scale models, mirrors and projections but the list is endless; so are the different ways to use the replicas or the impact that they will have. The way that the replicas are introduced to the spectator and their interaction is also very crucial in my work and another field to research. The movement and the body play a significant role to this. The special relationship that we have with our body, the way that we perceive it and how the movement can reset these relations and affect how we experience things.
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Textorium (2022) Emma Cocker, ANDREA COYOTZI BORJA, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin
Textorium is an experiment in collective writing in/on/with public space initiated by Lena Séraphin, with artist-writers Emma Cocker, Andrea Coyotzi Borja, Cordula Daus and Vidha Saumya. Between 30 May – 4 June 2022, this group of artist-writers met in Vasa, Finland, coming together over a period of days to write in/on/from the Market Square. This exposition gathers scores, documents and artefacts generated through a specific time-bound process of collective writing in this singular public space.
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Solastalgia - Layers of caring (2022) Karin Emilia Hellqvist
Solastalgia - Layers of caring is an autoethnographic account of how two artist’s concern for the Arctic ice catalyze new layers of caring. Composer Carola Bauckholt and myself, violinist Karin Hellqvist, together set out to address our eco-anxiety, solastalgia, by developing responsibility, artistic care and fascination for the sounds of the arctic ice. Along the way, new ways of caring emerge between us and toward the artwork. This exposition offers a glimpse into our collaborative journey of creating the violin, electronics and video work Solastalgia, during a collaborative workshop in Berlin. And as a theoretical framework, Alan Taylor’s typography of working relationships gives us insight in our practice and relationship.
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Responsibility towards the Void (2022) Mike Croft
The question of responsibility is explored through drawing, specifically relating to a so-termed void space that ranges over a builder's yard and its immediate environment. The research is formatted as dated journal entries to show its chronological development, with the proviso that later stages may eclipse earlier stages, depending on their relevance. This looping, as it were, mimics the fact that the void space is best defined by the occasional circling of swifts, an observation that becomes a metaphor for how to try to articulate the space pictorially. Responsibility is referenced through theories of each of Levinas, Lacan and Foucault in relation to the Other, the latter of which is taken as the theoretical equivalent of void, but no less concerning responsibility. The author has drawn the site in such terms as locate the void in both the space that the site defines and a gap in the drawing process. This artistic effort is analogous demonstration of responsibility to that which is suggested by the theory. Responsibility is considered from the perspective of the personal and individual, automatically present in artistic commitment, in this case finding some explanation in theoretical thinking of the abstract notion of Other. The formatting of the process of attending to this theme and motif as research leads to a situation where drawing, as such, is but the predominantly visual tool alongside art writing, academic research, and graphic layout that provides live links to video clips and two explanatory texts.
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Gestures and Inscriptions in Ceramics and Sound: A combined STS, Queer Marxist and Artistic Research approach to the study of Reproductive Politics (2022) Rebecca Close
This exposition brings together Artistic Research, Science and Technology Studies and Queer Marxism to examine the gestural nature of reproductive politics. It argues for an expansive understanding of the gesture that extends well beyond the domain of the embodied gesture to include different registers and materialities of cultural and scientific inscription. Broadly, I explore reproductive politics not only as a question of reproductive health –of access and choice– but as the daily negotiation of the body’s value and legibility across communication, labour and political fields. By questioning -through artistic action- the inevitability of the economic and social conditions that devalue or invisibilise reproductive work, this article also elaborates on the gestural nature of artistic research as counter-institutional practice.
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