Gretel Acosta is a scholar with a focus on Latin-American and Latinx contemporary literature and visual arts. Her academic journey began with a BA in Art History from the University of Havana, where she explored conceptual art in Cuban culture. Building on her expertise, she earned an MA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Candidate at Tulane University, researching text-based works and literature within the art world. Gretel's notable curatorial accomplishments include exhibitions in Cuba and the United States. She has also contributed extensively to various publications and presented her research at multiple conferences.
Louise Adkins’ practice explores the intersection between performance and the documentation of historical events. She often works with collections, archives, libraries and heritage sites and is interested in the performative possibilities of these histories and the narrative potential inherent in re-visioning them. Adkins is interested in the slippage between contemporary culture and historicity devising performance works that draw on cinematic and theatrical tropes. She works with audio descriptive writing methods alongside montage and repetition to generate meta-narrative performance scripts that articulate multiple and conflicting contemporaneous readings of historical collections and heritage sites.
adO/Aptive is a collective based in Vienna and active in central Europe. It foments critical thinking, potential action, communication and Otherness by adopting techniques that situate adaptive processes. adO/Aptive organises reading groups, conferences and workshops and produces collective art projects at the intersection of performance, theory and speculation. For "If Eye were Anding" adO/Aptive assembled: Barnabás Bácsi, Mel Sasha Berger, Martin Gius, Melanie Haberl, Daniel Hüttler, Saara Hukka & Janina Weißengruber.
Ruth Anderwald & Leonhard Grond are visual artists, artist-curators, artist-researchers, and professors for the PhD programme (PhD in Art) at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. In the last decades they have conducted several arts-based research projects such as ART WORKS! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation (Erasmus+) or Navigating Dizziness Together (FWF-PEEK). Their work has been exhibited internationally, e.g., at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, Tate Modern, London, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; museum in progress, Vienna.
Katrina Brown is a choreographer with a hybrid research-based practice across movement, drawing, writing and still-and-moving image, presenting work as live performance scores and material-digital pages. She is Senior Lecturer Choreography at Falmouth University.
Julia Calver is an artist and writer working with experimental linguistic morphologies and reading practices. Recent talks and workshops include Vocal Recall, Sheffield Hallam Fine Art Project Space, S1, Sheffield and accompanying publication in MAP, (2022), Reading Syntactics Together for Sharing Text, Pro Artibus Foundation and Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, (2022) and Apostrophe Plural, CARPA 7: Elastic Writing in Artistic Research, Uniarts, Helsinki (2021). Julia is currently completing a PhD at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Beverley Carruthers is an artist, writer, lecturer, and researcher, exploring female experience, through the creative process. This is navigated through employing photography, generative text, sound art, performance, and film. She is a Wysing Centre studio artist and a senior lecturer in photography at London College of Communication, where I co-run the Writing Photographs research project with Wiebke Leister (Royal College of Art) investigating the many constellations of image and text, particularly in the installation context.
Emma Cocker’s research attends to the embodied dimension of artistic process through a nexus of experimental, performative and collaborative language-based approaches (including reading and conversation). Her writing is published in Reading/Feeling, 2013; On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013; The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, 2018; Writing Choreography: Extending the Conventions of Dance, 2023, and the solo collections, The Yes of the No, 2016, and forthcoming How Do You Do?, 2023. She is a writer-artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Delphine Chapuis Schmitz (F/CH) works as an artist-researcher, as an artist-writer, as a writer-teacher, as a teacher-translator. Her field of research revolves around embedded and embodied practices of making sense, the po(ï)ethical potentials of language-s, and the exploration of meaningful relationalities in sensory entanglements. The development of a relational and performative practice of writing is at the core of her situated practice, which involves collaborative constellations of various kinds and making-thinking from a transversal perspective.
Cordula Daus (D/A) is a writer-artist who works across performance, literary fiction and a general study of feelings. Her artist books and lecture performances have been presented internationally. Currently, Cordula is leading the artistic research Outer Woman at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (co-researchers: Sebastian Bark, [M] Dudeck and Charlotta Ruth, FWF: V 797). In collaboration with Charlotta Ruth she initiated the ongoing art project Questionology. Her novel SEHR is forthcoming.
(D)raft is a writing partnership. It is also a work in progress, and a structure that allows us to stay afloat. Brought together after several Critical Poetics (Nottingham Trent) events, we are Sarah Jackson (NTU), Delphine Grass (Lancaster University), Helena Hunter (NTU), Hannah van Hove (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Maria Gil Ulldemolins (Universiteit Hasselt). Starting in 2022, we have developed a shared practice based on models of kinship, in-person and remotely. Atop the priceless, individual, productive gains, our obligation to each other (and to all others) has also led to shared multidisciplinary and rhizomatic work.
Bogdan Florea is an actor/independent researcher, co-founder of Nu Nu Theatre, which supports professional actors who work in a second language English. Bogdan has published in academic journals and presented papers at conferences in UK, Europe, USA.
Ileana Gherghina is an actor/director and performance artist, co-founder of Nu Nu Theatre and curator of Live Art and Performance Group (UK). Ileana's most recent commissions have been for University of Bristol and festivals in Japan, Serbia, Norway, Romania, Germany, Armenia.
Lydia Hannah Debeer graduated in Fine Arts in 2014 and obtained a postgraduate at the HISK in 2016. She was selected for international exhibitions for Young Talent, Marres Currents #2 and New Now 2015 and became a laureate of Art’ Contest 2016. She worked in the artist residencies of Hangar (Barcelona), Gasworks (London) and Nart (Estonia). She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Hasselt and is represented by the FRED&FERRY gallery in Antwerp.
Gabrielė Gervickaitė (Gabo), an artist based in Vilnius, Lithuania, is a doctoral candidate in Fine Arts at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. She is also a member of the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists' Association. Gabo’s artistic practice revolves around using her body as archival material and exploring the influence of constructing norms in contemporary media, social, and political contexts. Alongside her artistic practice, Gervickaitė works as a curator and is involved in socially-engaged arts education.
Martin Gius and Yeeun Namkoong are multidisciplinary artists, experimenting at the intersection of sound, interaction, and physical-digital practices.
Sara Gomez (Mexico). Research artist and choreographer. PhD in Philosophy and Theory of the Arts at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her topics of interest are Studies on Choreography, Word and Politics. She is a professor at the CENIDID Dance Research Master's Program, Mexico. During 2022, she was resident artist in the INprescindibles #49, at La Poderosa, Barcelona; Research Academy, at the Zurich Academy of the Arts, Switzerland; Processes in Dialogue at La Mecedora, Mexico.
Miriana Faieta (1996) is an Italian singer and songwriter. Her research investigates the signifying potential of the voice in singing and improvising, with a special focus on words. After a Bachelor’s degree in Languages and a Master’s degree in Jazz singing, she is now Subject-Matter Expert of Fundamentals of music semiology at Conservatory “L. D’Annunzio” of Pescara. She also guides participative vocal labs on the relationship between the voice and the mother tongue.
Rob Flint is an artist who explores the relationship between different forms of sensory experience, and how these can complement and confound one another, especially through actions of the voice. His work appears in different contexts of experimental sound and music and art, in galleries and performance venues. He has participated in some previous actions of the Language-based Artistic Research (Special Interest) Group including Convocation I and Practice Sharing I and II.
Sabina Holzer is a body-based artist working in the field of expanded choreography and creates performances, dances, & text(ures) in collaborative ways with artists such as Alix Eynaudi, Jack Hauser, Katrin Hornek, Elisabeth Schäfer, Jeroen Peters a.o. She explores languages embedded in bodies and in the geo-historically located and informed memories & futures. Her investigations unfold in transdisciplinary performances and interventions in public spaces, galleries, museums & theaters, (such as: Hidden Museum, dOCUMETA (13), ImPulsTanz, Tanzquartier Wien a.o.). She publishes in various medias.
Anouk Hoogendoorn is an artistic researcher, who was part of the PEERS ’22/’23 cohort, a pre-PHD programme at the Department of Performing Arts and Film at Zurich University of the Arts. Anouk studied Image and Language (BFA) at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Artistic Research (rMA) at the University of Amsterdam, and has a practice with texts, textile works, sketches, and sounds that always have an important collaborative and experimental orientation to them.
Sophie Hope’s work is often developed with others through the format of devised workshops exploring subjects such as art and politics in the year 1984, physical and emotional experiences of immaterial work, stories people tell about socially engaged art commissions and the ethics of employability in the creative industries. Current work she is collaborating on includes Manual Labours with Jenny Richards, Meanwhile in an Abandoned Warehouse with Owen Kelly, 1984 Dinners.
Benjamin Jenner is currently in the process of completing a fine art, practice-led PhD entitled Blindfolded Navigation as Perceptual Ecology: The Re-Markable Space of Poetic Form. The objective of this research is (1), to explore how, in the absence of vision, embodiment and ulterior sensory phenomena might rewrite the conditions of object intra-actions; and (2), once rewritten, to employ the weak strength of these textual, dialogic knowledge forms as a means of disturbing perceptual and institutional norms.
Aleksandra Komsta and Cecilie Fang are both artists working with the performativity of language. They are both students of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and their work materializes across mediums such as performance, installation and spoken and written words. Their practices meet in the material research within language. How language is embodied and shapes bodies. And in that shaping, where it leaves the speaking, writing, reading and listening body.
Linnea Langfjord Kristensen is an award-winning artist working between text, performance and film supported by scenographic installations. Her work has been shown and published nationally and internationally including Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Cockpit Theatre (London), Martin Asbæk Gallery and Theatre Får302 (Copenhagen). She's a Teaching Fellow at Coventry University in Art and Media, and holds an MA from the Royal College of Art, London and a BA in Fine Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.