Release of VIS #10: Circulating practices

VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research is a digital open access journal presenting artistic research, with a special emphasis on the Nordic region. It highlights the importance for Nordic artist-researchers of reflection as a mental discipline that, when interwoven with artistic practice, generates new knowledge. The journal is the result of a cooperation between Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (part of Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills). VIS aims to be a primary source of knowledge for anyone who wants to learn about, and immerse themselves in, the artistic research emanating from the Nordic region, as well as being a platform for international research that places a similar emphasis upon reflection.


VIS’ Editorial members, and editors for the issue, Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen and Cecilia Roos, will present the latest issue #10 themed “Circulating practices”. Torben Snekkestad, features in VIS # 10, will elaborate on his and Søren Kjærgaards contribution “Traversing Sonic Territories”.


In issue number 10 of VIS, Circulating Practices, we focus on collaborative artistic constellations that explores temporality and dramaturgy in the exchange of practice and methodology. 

Collaboration in artistic research often leads to unexpected and process-oriented discoveries. How do we define and situate research collaborations? How do matter, direction and time affectively interact? Who do we identify as the collaborating agents in an artistic research process and how can we discuss authorship/copyright in a co-creative whole?

In the editorial work, it has been of interest to look at how the artistic process is reflected in the expositions. Documenting an artistic process can be sensitive and multifaceted. In the context of time-based art, interesting discussions arise regarding the enduring nature of documentation and how it relates to the temporary and processual materiality of the projects. 

This issue of VIS presents 6 expositions, and a recorded talk, that in their own way are discussing and challenging the circular, as a practice and method, as a model of collaboration, as a theme and as a symbol. 


Expositions in the issue

Cosmologies of Asylum: A Lumbung Collaboration Between Trampoline House and Project Art Works

By Carlota Mir


Death to the Welfare State: An Exposition on Political Discourse and Artistic Collaboration 

By Kent G R Olofsson, Jörgen Dahlqvist


TEXTORIUM: Collaborative Writing-Reading with/in Public Space

Emma Cocker, Andrea Coyotzi Borja, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin, Vidha Saumya



By Søren Kjærgaard, Torben Snekkestad


Tracing Practices – questioning and circulating archives

By Per Roar, Luisa Greenfield, Myna Trustram, Camilla Graff Junior


evocations – towards a poetics of documentation

Fernanda Branco


Studio Conversations (video-recording)

Andrew Hardwidge, Chrysa Parkinson, Frank Bock



Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen, Curator of Education at Galleri F15, Associate professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Independent Artist

Cecilia Roos,Vice-Rector of Research, Professor of Artistic Practices, Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH)

Torben Snekkestad, saxophonist, improviser, researcher, and composer 


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