CONTRIBUTORS TO CONVOCATION
Alex Arteaga’s research integrates aesthetic and philosophical practices relating to aesthetics, the emergence of sense and the relationships between aurality, architecture and the environment through phenomenological and enactivist approaches. Currently he is, together with Nikolaus Gansterer, key researcher in the artistic research project Contingent Agencies (funded by the Programme for Arts-based Research of the Austria Science Fund) heads the Auditory Architecture Research Unit and lectures in the MA Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (Berlin University of the Arts), is professor for artistic research at the Research Master in Art and Design (EINA / Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) and senior researcher at KASK School of Art HOGENT.
Visual artist akcg (anna kindgren och carina gunnars) is a consequence of common experiences and thoughts on art and its political implications. HOW and FOR WHOM, have always been our starting point.
Ajauksia group explores and delivers experiential knowledge with artistic tools. Its working methods are based on equal decision making and anonymity, bodily and sensory exercises. Art can interrupt, suspend and penetrate the everyday life of the consumer-experiencer. Together we can deconstruct and re-liberate the construct of art and discover a polyphony of voices.
Emmanuel Alloa is Research Leader in Philosophy at the University of St. Gallen and teaches Aesthetics at the University of Paris 8. He is the author of various book and numerous articles at the intersection of continental philosophy, aesthetics and social theory. In 2016, he was awarded the Latsis Prize for his research, and in 2019 the Aby-Warburg-Wissenschaftspreis. He has a forthcoming book on ‘Shared Perspectives’ and another one on the ‘Critique of Transparency’.
As a singer, composer and migraine patient, Mariske Broeckmeyer researches Migraine Art and Migraine Music. Combining these findings and her own experiences, she engages in a compositional practice, developing musical pieces, which are both personal statements and universal reflections on the migraine condition. Broeckmeyer is a Doctoral candidate at LUCA School of Arts.
Andrew Brown creates walking experiences, often in the form of soundwalks, which take the forever-changing human environment as a critical prompt. He founded OpenCity in 2006, an ongoing project through which everyday behaviours are observed, sampled and released back into diverse environments across Europe, North America and Japan. Andrew is Course Leader of the MFA at Nottingham Trent University.
Emma Cocker is a writer-artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University. Her writing has been published in Failure, 2010; Stillness in a Mobile World, 2010; Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art, 2012; Reading/Feeling (Affect), 2013; On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013; Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2017; The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, 2018, and as a solo collection entitled The Yes of the No, 2016.
Alexander Damianisch works for the transformation of understanding and understanding transformation, recently he published a paper on Poetics of Understanding: Language Arts and Artistic Research. He works at the Angewandte, Vienna (Head of Zentrum Fokus Forschung and Support Art and Research). He was inaugural manager for PEEK - Programme for Artistic Research at the Austrian Science Fund. He gained his doctoral degree in literature after studies in Vienna and Paris. He is a re- elected member of the Society for Artistic Research executive board and delegate to the Austrian Science Fund.
Cordula Daus is a writer and artist researcher working across theory, fiction and performance. Since 2009 she publishes the geopoetic journal series Toponymisches Heft (Fantôme Verlag Berlin). Cordula Daus was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie and currently is a PhD candidate for Artistic Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. https://toponymie.de/
[M]Dudeck is a witchdoctor, techno-priest and cultural engineer who constructs and disseminates a queer sci-fi religion and performative mythology [RELIGIONVIRUS] that is culminating in the composition and canonization of a transmedial Bible [THEMETACODEX]. Dudeck invents, performs and composes with scriptural languages that animate hybrid subjectivities, through the absense not only of gender pronouns but also nouns themselves – towards a verb-based ontology wherein sentience is depicted through neo-hieroglyphics and pictograms, as plural, fluid and in constant flux.
Steve Dutton is an artist, artistic researcher and academic. Individual and collaborative projects have been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, including The Stag and Hound at PSL in Leeds, for which Dutton & Swindells were nominated for the prestigious Northern Art Prize. Steve is currently Head of Art and Director of the Art Research Centre at Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University, in the UK.
Patricia Ellis is an artist, writer, and curator based in London. She is the MA Fine Art Course Leader at Chelsea College of Arts.
Ex:LAB comprises: Dr Rolf Hughes, writer, prose poet, specialist in artistic research, director of Artistic Research within Experimental Architecture. Dr Rachel Armstrong, author, Senior TED Fellow and professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University, develops architectural applications based on the properties of life-like chemical and biological systems.
Rob Flint is suspicious of the authority of the human voice - of its power to persuade, to evoke and to enchant … but still he enjoys it. He explores this contradiction using objects, groups of people, spoken words, and text. The works are often collaborative, taking place like a supplementary ritual inside existing exhibitions and events. They have happened in venues like Five Years Gallery, London; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Collectiv National, Antwerp, and Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Viviana González is a Colombian visual artist, PhD candidate in Fine Arts / Cultural Theory - cooperation between the Zhdk and the University of the Arts Linz (Zürich group). Her work is related to public spaces, landscape and nomadism. She lives and works between Baden (CH) and Bogotá (COL).
Katja Hilevaara is a collaborative artist, researcher and teacher who works in performance, installation and art-writing. Her research is concerned with (mis-) remembering, creative constraint and ideas surrounding maintenance, care and enchantment. She lectures at Goldsmiths, University of London. www.katjahilevaara.com
Peter Jaeger is a Canadian writer based in London, where he is Professor of Poetics at the University of Roehampton. He is the author of eleven books, including works of poetry, artist books, and hybrid creative-critical research. Recent work includes A Field Guide to Lost Things, a book that reframes every instance of nature imagery found in Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way.
Ronald Kolb is the co head of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, a scientific researcher at the PhD in Practice in Curating programme and an editor at large for the magazine OnCurating.org. Ronald published a film on Fluxus, Flux Us Now, Fluxus explored with a camera, together with Dorothee Richter, Ronald also runs a design office in Stuttgart.
Sculptor Anni Laakso works with temporary site-specific installations that encourage dialogue. Her handmade constructed forms consist of different re-used materials. Through her installations Laakso intends to create new environments within an existing environment or a public space. www.annilaakso.net
Harri Laakso is Associate Professor of Photography Research in the Department of Media at Aalto University, Finland. Laakso is an artist, writer, researcher and curator interested in photographic images and theory, artistic research and word/image relations.
Cedar Lewisohn is an artist, writer and curator. He has worked on many museum projects for institutions such as Tate Britain, Tate Modern and The British Council. He is curator for the Outside The Cube programme at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan. He is the author of two books (Street Art: The Graffiti Revolution published by Tate and Abstract Graffiti, published by Merrel). He has recently joined The Museum of London as Curator of the Curating London programme.
Maiju Loukola and Liisa Ikonen explore with the expanded practices of scenography and spatial dramaturgies. Liisa is a professor in design for the performing arts at Aalto University and Maiju is a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University. Their current artistic research project Floating Peripheries – mediating the sense of place explores ‘peripheries’ as conceptual, material and immaterial phenomenon, as well as practices, methods and epistemologies speculated as ‘marginal'.
Tracy Mackenna is an artist who employs writing as a dialogical process, testing language’s non-linear properties while inhabiting publishing as an artistic practice. With Edwin Janssen she is co-Curator of The Museum of Loss and Renewal. Tracy holds the Personal Chair of Contemporary Art Practice at DJCAD, University of Dundee.
Danica Maier's art practice uses site-specific installations, drawing, and objects to explore expectations, with subtle slippages which transgress propriety. Current projects include Returns (exploring the post-industrial landscape, manufacturing and craft skills); Bummock: Artists in Archives (with Andrew Bracey for investigating unseen parts of archives as catalysts for artworks; and Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity (with composer Dr. Martin Scheuregger). Danica is an Associate Professor in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, where she runs the Summer Lodge, an annual 2-week artists’ residency.
Ralo Mayer is an artist, filmmaker and researcher exploring fields like ecology, science fiction, or space exploration through cross-media storytelling. In his PhD project Space Un·Settlements he investigates the manifold relations between speculations & experiments of living in outer space and rather earthly realities here, on our planet. http://was-ist-multiplex.info
Brigid McLeer is an Irish artist and researcher/lecturer based in London. She is interested in contingency and relationality in aesthetic and political terms. Her performance-lecture ‘The Triumph of Crowds’ won the 2016 Leslie Scalapino Award for Performance Writers, and was staged in New York in 2017. She is currently completing a PhD by practice in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London. www.brigidmcleer.com
Ivana Momčilović is a dramaturge, poet, text researcher, translator and editor based in Brussels. Her work is focused on the displacement of philosophy and art in various spheres of everyday life and on exploring the relationship between fiction and ideology. Among other collectives she initiated a Ph.D. in One Night http://www.phdinonenight.net/ as a collective practice on researching the role of aesthetic education for all n the transformation of society towards equality and emancipation.
Emily Orley is practitioner-researcher whose work includes performance, installation and art- (or place- or commemorative-) writing. She has been making work on her own and in collaboration for 17 years and currently lectures at the University of Roehampton in the Drama, Theatre and Performance Department. www.emilyorley.com
Dorothee Richter is a Professor in Contemporary Curating at the University of Reading, and the head of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating at the Zurich University of the Arts, head of the PhD in Practice in Curating programme, a coop. of Uni Reading and ZHdK, and she is the editor at large for the magazine OnCurating.org, she also published a film on Fluxus, Flux Us Now, Fluxus explored with a camera, together with Ronald Kolb.
Filippo Romanello is a writer, dramaturg and PhD researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. His artistic research explores approaches that stimulate the actors’ spontaneous reaction to text and the circumstances around its performance. As writer: Vice Device (Soho Theatre, More Storm Fest; London), Embarrassing Circumstances (Cockpit Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith studio; London). As dramaturg: Yusuf’s (Villa Elisabeth; Berlin), Preludes of Orchestral Theatre (Tatwerk; Berlin).
Charlotta Ruth works inside choreography, participatory art and arts based research. With a site & context specific approach to public space, institutional in-between spaces, conference and online settings, Ruth constructs gaps in time and facilitates playful conversation. Ruth collaborates with institutions like Tanzquartier, WUK & Brut, Vienna, MDT, Dansens Hus, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and is a PhD student in Artistic Research at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
Jaana Parviainen is a senior research fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Tampere, Finland. Her research interests include social epistemology, the philosophy of technology and the phenomenology of the body. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and papers as well as several textbooks. She has led several research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, Business Finland and the Ministry of Education. Her current philosophical and empirical work revolves around the development of post-truth politics and the epistemology of ignorance and non-knowledge.
Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation. Based in the UK, he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally. He has previously been director of the International Holography Fund, 2007- 2009; director of the Shearwater Foundation Holography program, 1999-2004; and spent 2 years at the Museum of Holography, in Manhattan, as a Fulbright Scholar. Andy has taught across the UK and Germany and currently is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.
Elle Reynolds is an academic practice based researcher who explores currency in education, whether this is through probing the possibilities of teaching as a testing ground, social action or a way of inhabiting institutional space. Attention to materiality and the craft of production is fundamental to her pedagogical practice, examined through the relationships between philosophical aesthetic enquiry and kinaesthetic learning. Her PhD examines the spatial borders, boundaries and edges of alternative art school education.
Lena Séraphin is a visual artist and researcher based in Helsinki. Her artistic practice consists of collaborative writings and visual works that place emphasis on display as a dramaturgic event. Her dissertation "The Don Quixote Complex and Investigations into Fictionality" is based on observations of an artist as a varying assembly of roles/identities.
PA Skantze directs theatre and performance, teaches theatre as urgent, aesthetic and political activism in Italy and London. With Matthew Fink she is co-founder of the performance group Four Second Decay who work internationally. Her written practice includes the books Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth-Century Theatre (Routledge 2003) and Itinerant Spectator/Itinerant Spectacle (Punctum 2013).
Katarina Šoškić is an artist-researcher from Belgrade. She is interested in the potency of an image – the way its narrative qualities could be employed to question social structures. She uses photography and words to research and analyze social phenomena, culture and subculture, the impacts of tradition and history, the constriction of social roles and underlying psychological mechanisms. What she finds most challenging in her work is the choice of taking certain positions, the possibilities of switching points of view and questioning the diversity of possible truth.
Derek Sprawson is an artist whose recent exhibitions include Altars at TG Gallery, Nottingham, 2018; Pile, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 2011 and Surface Gallery, Nottingham, 2010; Closely Held Secrets, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, 2010; 20,000 Saints (solo), All Saints Church, Laughton, Lincolnshire as part of the West Lindley Open Churches Festival, 2010; and 14 installations, Swedenborg Institute, London, 2010. Derek was Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University from 1994 - 2018.
Susannah Thompson is an art historian, writer and critic based in Glasgow. Her research focuses on alternative, experimental and expanded forms of art writing and criticism, writing as a part of visual art practice and creative approaches to writing art history. She is Head of Doctoral Studies at The Glasgow School of Art.
Nathan Walker is an artist from West Cumbria who makes performances, page-based scores, poetry and lens-based artworks. He is Senior Lecturer in Performance, Installation and Moving Image at York St John University. nathan-walker.co.uk
G D White works in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Roehampton. His plays include an adaptation of B.S. Johnson’s The Unfortunates for BBC Radio 3 and he also researches on modern drama and law and performance. He rides an increasingly weary bike what seems like an increasingly long distance to work.