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University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice. A Research Event

October 12-13, 2018
MUMUTH, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz / Austria



Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice brings together artists and theoreticians to explore forms in which to share developments emerging from art practices. The event will address the following questions: Which forms of sharing are relevant and adequate for artistic practice? Which formats can we think of that afford access and engagement while not compromising what is artistically important? What are the alternatives to a knowledge production driven and constrained by economic valorisation? The participants of the event will present and discuss examples of sharing engaged in artistic research. The event seeks to highlight possibilities of transposing rather than transferring what is gained from one context to another.

Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice has been initiated by the team of artistic research project Transpositions [TP] Artistic Data Exploration (2014-17) and continues a series of research events that started in the context of the project The Choreography of Sound (2010-14) with On the Choreography of Sound (2012) and Mind the Gap (2013), both in Graz. Within TP two further research events took place, DA TA rush: Transposition not Exhibition (2016) in Vienna and Transpositions: From science to art (and back) (2017) in Stockholm. Artistic research events have been developed as experimental meeting formats combining artistic and academic contributions, aiming at articulating aesthetic experience and theoretical reflection. Following this tradition, Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice will also propose an unusual constellation of artistic and scholarly forms of presentation and participation.

Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice is a cooperation within the framework of the Knowledge Transfer Centre South (WTZ Süd) between the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Performing Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art and the Institut für Architekturtheorie, Kunst- und Kulturwissen­schaften of the Graz University of Technology. It is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education Science and Research (BMBWF) and Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws).

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Florian Dombois (Zurich)
Gerhard Eckel (Graz)
Daniel Gethmann (Graz)
Ayesha Hameed (London)
Cecile Malaspina (London)
Dieter Mersch (Zurich)
David Pirrò (Graz)
Hanns Holger Rutz (Graz)
Michael Schwab (London)
Milica Tomic (Graz)



Friday, October 12

12:00 Installations open
(for a list of all presented installations please visit

13:00 – 13:45 Performance
John Cage, Lecture on Nothing
Martin Rumori, Janhavi Dhamankar

Presentation and discussion session I
15:00 – 16:20 Transpositions: Project and Formats
16:40 – 18:00 Surveying the Context

19:00  Concert installation
TP team, Complexity and Complication
Gerhard Eckel, David Pirrò, Martin Rumori


Saturday, October 13

Presentation and discussion session II
10:00 – 11:20 Exposition and Transposition
11:40 – 13:00 Perspectives and Implications

18:00 Installations close



Lichtenfelsgasse 14
8010 Graz



Andreas Pirchner
Kunstuniversität Graz
IEM – Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik
Inffeldgasse 10/III, A-8010 Graz



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