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VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research

VIS issue 8 released

On 18 November, issue eight of VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research was released, with the theme “of Rules and Alternatives”. The editors of the issue are Serge von Arx and Eliot Moleba. VIS #8 oscillates between established structures and their innate disturbances. The seven expositions operate in the blind spots and on the fringes of the arts, they open up new perspectives and frames, and recontextualize what is hidden in well known areas.

This is VIS’ first co-edited Issue, an endeavour that has not only deviated from our established norm, but also potentially introduced an alternative way to organise our editorial process, which, in its own right, is within the ecology of the very theme. The two editors, Serge von Arx (who has been a member of the editorial board since its beginning) and Eliot Moleba (who had just started as a new member to the board), met for the first time when they initiated the co-editorial process, as a dialogic form of thinking and questioning. We wanted to create an issue that gave room to artistic research situated in the duality between the known and unknown, the old and new, the established and the subversive to highlight the ambiguity, the blurry, and the liminal that more and more identifies emerging art contexts beyond commodification and clear demarcation, art that emerges and lives on the fringe.

Read the issue here! (English)
Läs numret här! (svenska/norska)

The Expositions in the issue are:

Vietnamese Diasporic Voices: Exploring Yellow Music in a Liminal Space by Nguyễn Thanh Thủy

In circles leading on – folkdance, a choreographic intersection by Andreas Berchtold

Circular Bowing, Cyclical Work by Karin Emilia Hellqvist

A to Z: Visualising Every Word in the Dictionary in Alphabetical Order by Dave Ball

Back to present by Thalia Hoffman

Traditioning, dissolving (Tradering, oppløsing) by Ingfrid Breie Nyhus

Tree of Dawn: Translation as a Method by Aurora Del Rio


Image, “aardvark”, borrowed from Dave Ball’s exposition “A to Z: Visualising Every Word in the Dictionary in Alphabetical Order” VIS #8.




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