The publication Envelope offers insights into ongoing PhD projects by candidates in the PhD programme PhD in Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in an innovative format. The major thrust of “Envelope” presents content supplied by doctoral researchers based on their individual artistic research and provides insights into ongoing work processes. These visual and textual traces reveal the state of the Art within its ongoing research processes. Jointly developed by Margarete Jahrmann, professor of the PhD in Art programme from 2017/18 to 2021, and Alexander Damianisch, director of the Zentrum Fokus Forschung, this open format seeks to reflect on experiences through exchange, as well as document relevant developments in the field of art and research.
Envelope #4 is the fourth issue of an open format documenting relevant developments in art and research published by Zentrum Fokus Forschung. This publication provides an update on the current growth and the shared experiences made inside the Artistic Research PhD Programme of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The core of Envelope#4 documents content provided by PhD candidates based upon their artistic research. These visual and written traces portray the current state of the art within their continuous research processes. Jointly developed between Margarete Jahrmann, Professor for the Artistic Research PhD Programme since 2017/18, and Alexander Damianisch, head of Zentrum Fokus Forschung, this open format tries to follow and reflect our experiences through a tentative way of sharing, as well as providing reference and provocation.
Margit Busch, A garden for a fish
Cristiana de Marchi, Casting a shadow. On disappearance, emptiness and the haunting power of absence
Niels Bonde, Paying with your face
Micha Payer, Re-Enacting Tableaus
Barbara Graf, Stitches and Sutures
Anahita Rezvani-Rad, What role does art play, if any, in archiving and effecting collective memory
Barbis Ruder, COUNTERACTIONS. What are the possibilities and restraints of (body) optimization?
Fabian Weiss, Ideal Self: How We Use Photography and Technology to Present and Optimize Ourselves
Cordula Daus, Kay, or a Case for Intensity
Charlotta Ruth, Choreographic Contingencies for on and offline
The Artistic Research PhD Programme is a postgraduate study programme in the field of art. The focus is on artistic work—which is regarded as the basis of knowledge production—and topics and practices of artistic research govern it. The six-semester long study programme in English starts each autumn and is located at the Zentrum Fokus Forschung. The selection criteria are the topicality, innovation potential, and social relevance of the artistic research issue described in the exposé, and knowledge of its national and international research context. Doctoral candidates are tutored by professors from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, recommended by a committee in charge of candidate selection.
For further information and deadlines, please visit http://zff.uni-ak.ac.at.
Audio-visual project documentation
Based on projects with a focal point on artistic research activities, the Angewandte offers an overview of possible positions and illuminates current research perspectives.
The University of Applied Arts Vienna presents exemplary approaches to its artistic research under the title UNDERSTANDING – ART & RESEARCH, which focuses upon understanding as the creative impulse. Through examples from research and teaching, science and art, the transformation of society can be viewed, examined, sensed, discussed and experienced.
Exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Barbara Putz-Plecko.