FLOATING PERIPHERIES CONFERENCE 2019 – SITES AND SITUATIONS was an international conference on artistic research organized by the research consortium “Floating Peripheries – mediating the sense of place” between Aalto ARTS Department of Film, Tv and Scenography and University of Lapland’s Faculty of Art and Design.
The conference and the curated event of experimental and situated artistic research practices, “Sites and Situations Art Event”, took place on 14 – 16 January 2019 at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi.
This "VOICES" exposition presents a selection of conference and post-conference contributions (essays, articles, conference papers, abstracts, afterthoughts and images) by participating artistic researchers, scholars and students across disciplines, aesthetics and practices. It also presents a "visual journey" of the art event, curated by the artist-in-consortium Pia Euro.
The conference focused on the notion of periphery/ peripheries in relation to the varied methods, materials, concepts, questions and ideas accurate in the fields of artistic research and visual studies. During the 3-day international event, which took place at the heart of the arctic periphery, a multitude of peripheral sites and situations were speculated as multi-layered and complex phenomenon – as conceptual, spatial and site-responsive domains, aesthetically and spatially shaped and experienced associations, representations and practices through different mediums in arts and epistemologies. The conference included presentations, artistic interventions, discussions and installations.
The exposition editors are Maiju Loukola, Mari Mäkiranta and Pia Euro.
The "Floating Peripheries" consortium is funded by the Academy of Finland during 2017–2021.
(See more: https://floatingperipheries.fi/about/)