Open seminars 2019

27 February – Public defense with Alex Nowitz

Welcome to the disputation of Alex Nowitz’s artistic doctoral project project ‘Monsters I Love: On Multivocal Arts’ taking place from 10:00 to 14:00 on 27 February 2019 at the Hugoteatern of the University College of Opera.

The disputation of the documented artistic research project (doctoral thesis) ‘Monsters I love: On Multivocal Arts’ is based on two parts: 1) Solo performance: ‘Moving Tongues: Playing Space’ featuring voice, strophonion and video, which took place on 13 December 2018 at Reaktorhallen, KTH, Stockholm, and 2) Exposition ‘Monsters I Love: On Multivocal Arts’ published in DiVA and Research Catalogue.

Opponent: Tone Åse, Associate Professor at the Department of Music, NTNU

Supervisors: Rolf Hughes, PhD, Professor, Director of Artistic Research, Experimental Architecture Group at the University Newcastle upon Tyne)

Co-Supervisor: Sten Sandell, PhD in Fine Arts in Musical Performance and Interpretation at the University of Gothenburg, (Musician, Vocal Performer, Composer)

Chairman of committee: Wilhelm Carlsson, Professor of Musical Drama at Stockholm University of the Arts and University College of Opera

Examination committee:

Franziska Baumann, lecturer at the Berne University of Music, Professor for voice training and contemporary vocal music at the Théatre Musical departement.

Henrik Frisk, lecturer at KMH and Lund University

Morten Qvenild, Associate professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in the department of Jazz, Improvised Music and Traditional Nordic Folk Music Department

Stand-by: Juliette Mapp: Professor of Concept and Composition at Stockholm University of the Arts

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1 March – Public defense with Jonathan Priest

Welcome to the disputation of Jonathan Priests artistic doctoral project KNOTCIRCUS or ‘Being the Adventures of Happy Down-River’ – A Circus Text taking place from 13.00–17.00 on 1 March 2019 in Studio 16, at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus. Jonathan Priest is Doctoral Candidate in Choreography Specialising in Circus.

Opponent: Adrian Heathfield

Supervisor (main): Rolf Hughes

Supervisor: André Lepecki

Chairman during the defense: Cecilia Roos, Vice-Rector of Research

Rating committee: Bauke Lievens Daniel Gulko Amanda Jane Steggell

Stand-by: Camilla Damkjær

The artistic doctoral project can be found in DIVA. Read it here: KNOTCIRCUS or ‘Being the Adventures of Happy Down-River’ – A Circus Text.

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8 and 9 March – Marie Fahlin 80%-seminar Centauring

In her exposition Centauring, doctoral candidate Marie Fahlin presents some of her work within her research project Moving through Choreography – Curating Choreography as an Artistic Practice.

When: Friday 8 Mar, 14:00 - 16:00 and Saturday 9 Mar, 12:00 - 14:00

Where: Linnégatan 87, room 402 and 502

In her research Marie Fahlin is investigating how the concept curating can be understood and renegotiated from a choreographic perspective and how it can influence the artistic choreographic work; how can on “take care of” choreography? The PhD-project consists of two strands that are weaved together and accumulates content over time; one is the creation of a model for an artistic curatorial practice, the other is the choreographic work based on dressage as a “found” choreographic practice between humans and horses, where questions about harmony, touch and tension, fear and support, submission, obedience, ideas of oneness and “the third body” is the ground for choreographic movements and objects, exhibited and performed. Centauring is an ongoing re-dressaging of earlier exposed objects, bodies and documentation in contact with new traces and forms.

Opponent: Noémie Solomon

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4 April – Working with the Vegetal III

A one-day seminar on working with vegetation 4 April 2019 at 10 am at Stockholm University of the Arts Research Centre, Linnégatan 87, room 502.

This is the third, informal, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary meeting for artists, researchers and scholars who are working with the vegetal in various ways. The purpose is to gather together people from different fields with an interest in plants and vegetation, in order to exchange ideas and approaches, and also to discuss the possibilities of a web publication. The seminar is organised by the project Performing with Plants funded by the Swedish Research Council at the Stockholm University of the Arts Research Centre.

You are cordially invited to come and share your experiences in the manner you prefer, and to distribute this call freely to those you think might be interested. Please send the title of your contribution, an abstract or a description, and a short bio no later than 15 March 2019 to Annette Arlander

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