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VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research

VIS Issue 2 has arrived! - together with an Open Call for VIS Issue 4.

VIS issue 2, theme Estrangement, was published 23 September 2019, Issue Editor Magnus Bärtås. VIS has also opened the call for VIS issue 4. The theme is Affecting material and technique, Issue Editor Trond Lossius. Deadline for applications is 1 December 2019.

New Issue: VIS #2, Theme Estrangement

We are happy to announce that VIS #2 is here. The theme is Estrangement and consists of five expositions:

Listening in/to Exile: Migration and Media Arts by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay? (in English)

Spin Puppet, Spin: Drawing Estrangement by William Platz? (in English)

The Baby Bucha Project by Anna Ting Möller? (in Swedish)

Testifying for the invisible: Documentary Poetics of Estrangement by Susanna Helke och Alejandro Pedregal? (in English)

Animalium by Lise Hovik (in Norwegian)

Editor: Magnus Bärtås, Vice-Rector of Research, Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design

The release took place in Lillehammer, Norway, during Artistic Research Forum 23 September 2019. Read the whole issue together with the editorial: VIS Issue 2, Estrangement

Open Call: VIS #4, Theme Affecting material and technique

The call for VIS #4 is open! The theme is Affecting material and technique, Editor Trond Lossius.

Henk Borgdorff distinguishes between research on, for and in the arts. This trichotomy has proved useful in establishing artistic research as taking place through and within artistic practice. The distinction has also served to delineate what does not constitute artistic research. For example, even though research for the arts facilitates artistic practice, it is often considered secondary or external to artistic research itself. However, the development of instruments and tools is an implicit part of the research within many other disciplines. The composer and philosopher Rebecka Ahvenniemi suggests that the artistic work "may come to affect its own tools and materials, and the social space around it." Historically, there are many examples of how research in and research for the arts have overlapped. VIS Issue 4 wants to re-examine the relationship between research in and research for the arts. We invite artistic research that enters into critical and transformative dialogue with its own tools, techniques and materials.

Read the whole call-text and how to apply: Open Call VIS Issue 4, Affecting material and technique.


VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research is a digital journal about Artistic Research in the Nordic region. The journal is the result of a cooperation between Stockholm University of the Arts and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. The purpose of the journal is to serve as a basic source of knowledge for anyone who wants to learn and immerse themselves in artistic research in the Nordic region. VIS website was released 9 April 2018 together with the first Issue – 0. Issue 1 was released 24 January 2019.

Editorial Committee: Cecilia Roos, Magnus Bärtås, Serge von Arx, Anna Lindal, Trond Lossius, Darla Crispin, Lina Persson

Editorial Project manager: Heidi Paatere Möller

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