CALL: SAR CONFERENCE 2020
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
DOCUMENTATION: SAR CONFERENCE 2019 DOCUMENTATION
FUNDING AGENCY MEETING
PORTAL PARTNER MEETING
CALL: ANNUAL PRIZE FOR BEST RC EXPOSITION 2019
The Executive Board of SAR is sending this newsletter to inform you about recent and upcoming events: Enjoy!
Call for contributions to Crisis Collective! SAR 2020, the 11th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research in Bergen 25 – 27 March 2020. Deadline: November 15, 2019 at 13:00 CET.
The 11th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, SAR 2020, investigates and discusses the relation between Artistic Research, various notions of collective reality and alternative imaginations. Reality, as we currently know it, is marked by a series of inter-connected crises, and as part of larger collective structures, artistic researchers are confronted by and immersed in these. The urgency of these crises forces the agency and relevance of Artistic Research into question. By debating modes of research, dissemination and communication employed by Artistic Research as well as its academic contextualization, the SAR 2020 conference aims at negotiating and analysing the problems we face. The questions relates to the autonomy of the individual artist-researcher, the systemic institutionalization of Artistic Research and the current more collective state of emergencies that we face. What are the modes of trial/experimentation, creation, reflection, and communication in this Crisis Collective like? Can Artistic Research - through artistic actions - generate alternative modes of knowledge, art, and reality?
The SAR 2020 conference calls for proposals to constitute the Crisis Collective in four different strands. Each conference proposal/presentation adds into the shared vision of troubles and possible paths active now and in the future and generates a response by Artistic Research to the current crises.
The four strands are:
The Great Conversation
Hammer and Mirror? The language of Artistic Research
Crisis Collective, the 11th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, is organized around three types of session formats for input and discussion:
90 minutes format, including discussion
30 minutes format, including discussion
Video presentation + online discussion (total 30 minutes)
The Program Committee will combine the accepted proposals in different thematic blocks, each led by a moderator. A keynote presentation will be delivered for each of the four strands. In the video/online-format the presenter might participate from the distance but have to be present via the online-interface created by the conference-organisers. Proposals have to address one of the 4 strands and should include the preferred session format, a proposal abstract and a list of technical requirements. LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE: English
Further information: https://kmd.uib.no/en/news/%20call-for-contributions-to-sar2020
How to apply: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/699575/699576
As announced at the General Assembly 2019 and the previous newsletter, the SAR Executive Board has supported the creation of SAR Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The SIGs may have a specific issue, theme or activity as focus area. On the opening day of the Bergen Conference in March 2020, we will provide meeting venues for those SIGs established before this event takes place. We will also provide the opportunity to introduce plans for establishing a SIG at the same time.
The SAR Executive Board received 7 expressions of interest for SIGS, out of which the following are now officially endorsed:
1) "Language Arts-Based Research (SIG 1)" – Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin
2) "Spatial Aesthetics (SIG 2)" – Gerriet Sharma
3) "Arts, economics & management crossings (SIG 3)" – Claire Gauzente, Régis Dumoulin, Benoît Pascaud
The President of SAR Executive Board Deniz Peters is the contact person for SIGs, and you may reach him on this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The documentation of the 10th SAR Conference on Artistic Research 2019 in Zurich is online now: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/641989/641990!
The documentation includes
all three keynotes on video
the full programme with abstracts of all the contributions
a report of the written feedbacks
a series of photographic impressions of the conference
downloads and links options
The third Expert Meeting of Funding Agencies will take place in Stockholm, 21st of November 2019. A main issue to discuss will be how to categorize the knowledge production gained by Artistic Research as the Frascati Manual at this moment has no proper answer to the question.
The next portal partner meeting will take place in Vienna, 15th and 16th of January 2020.
The Executive Board of SAR announces the Annual Prize for Excellent Research Catalogue Exposition 2019. The prize aims to foster and encourage innovative, experimental new formats of publications and on the other hand to make more internationally visible the qualities of artistic research artefacts. The Executive Board will appoint a new jury to assess the submissions. The jury consists of a member of the SAR Executive Board, a representative of a Portal Partner, a member of the JAR Editorial board and a former prize winner.
Facts and figures
Deadline for submission: Jan 31, 2020.
Publication period of submission: Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019.
Conditions: The publication/exposition must have been published (not only shared) on the RC catalogue platform. The language used in the exposition must be English. Anyone is invited to make a submission – this must be identified by the metadata of the exposition: Author(s), Title, Research Catalogue URL (date)
Address for submissions: email@example.com.
Prize Award: 500€
Award Ceremony: SAR International Conference, March 25 – 27, 2020, Bergen Norway
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