Kunstnerisk forskningsuke 2018

Kunstnerisk forskningsuke 2018

Oslo National Academy of the Arts organises a week focusing on artistic research from 23 to 26 January. The program consists of workshops, presentations, screenings, exhibitions, artist talks etc.
Artistic research is an integrated part of KHiO’s activities and obligations. The Artistic Research Week shall contribute to a wider understanding of the research going on, and also increase the discursive level on artistic research. The program is open to the public.

Tuesday 23 January

Welcome (EN)

Time: 10:00–11:00
Venue: Hovedscenen

  • 10:00: Opening by KHiO’s rector and research director
  • 10:45: Coffee break

Session 1: Research fellows from the Academy of Dance (EN)

Time: 10:00–13:00
Venue: Hovedscenen

  • 10:00: Chrysa Parkinson, Professor of New Performative Practices (MA) at Stockholm University of the Arts (department of Dance), in conversation with the four research fellows at KHiO’s Academy of Dance – Ingri Fiksdal, Janne-Camilla Lyster, Mette Edvardsen and Brynjar Åbel Bandlien – about their projects.
  • 13:00: Lunch break

Session 2: “How do you know?” (EN)

Time: 14:00–16:00
Venue: Hovedscenen

  • “How do you know?” is a discursive project challenging artists and other professionals to think, analyze, and deconstruct their own activity in the frame of artistic research and the production of knowledge. 
  • Participants: Apolonija Šušteršič (Professor of Art and Public Space), Maria Lind (Professor of Artistic Research), Sarat Maharaj (Theoretician, Professor at Lund University, Malmö Art Academy) and Matts Leiderstam (Artist, Professor at Malmö Art Academy)

Session 3: Exhibition openings (NO/EN)

Time: 16:15–19:00
Venue: Various

  • 16:15: Wine in the Reception area
  • 16:30: Opening of book exhibition in the Library.
  • 17:00: Marit Tingleff presents her research project Romlig strategi for bygging av storskala keramikk at Galleri Seilduken (plan 1)
  • Opening of Trine Wester’s exhibition Digital Twin in the Reception Gallery
  • Opening of Jorge Manilla Navarrete’s exhibition Fragments are not only small parts, the artist as researcher, a part of his research project «Other Bodies» at Galleri Seilduken (plan 2)
  • PRE-posisjoner/Future PRE positions by Tale Næss, listening station by the corner in the Reception
  • 17:30: Film screening in the main auditorium “We wish you welcome to an active, inspiring and participatory day!”, 2017, one channel video, 30 min. Felix Gmelin (Thursday 25 January: Felix Gmelin in dialogue with Rike Frank about the film project at Stage 4)

Wednesday 24 January

Note: Sessions 4 and 5 will run in parallel.

Session 4: Perspektiver på kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid (NO)

Time: 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:00)
Venue: Stage 4

Innsikt og diskusjon om forholdet mellom kunstnerisk forskning, vitenskapelig forskning og kunstnerisk forskning i det frie profesjonelle feltet.


  • Alexander R. Jensenius
  • Cecilia Roos
  • Nils Harald Sødal
  • Marie Kølbæk Iversen
  • Verdensteatret
  • Trond Lossius

Session 5: Presentations of projects (EN)

Time: 10:00–17:00
Venue: Main Auditorium

  • Jeremiah Day: The “ominous silence that answers us whenever we dare to ask, not “What are we fighting against” but “What are we fighting for?”
  • Jorge Manilla Navarrete, professor and subject area coordinator of the Metal and art jewellery department: Fragments are not only small parts, the artist as researcher
  • 13:00: Lunch break
  • 14:00: Film screenings: Dora García, Felix Gmelin

Session 6: Book launch Jan Pettersson: Printmaking in the Expanded Field (EN)

Time: 17:00–19:00
Venue: The Library

  • An informal discussion with professor Jan Pettersson, Head of Print and Drawing, around the publication Printmaking in the Expanded Field. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Theodor Barth together with Christina Lindeberg who is the Editor of the Swedish magazine Grafiknytt published by Grafiska Sällskapet in Stockholm.

Thursday 25 January

Note: Session 9 runs parallel with sessions 7 and 8.

Session 7: In dialogue with (EN)

Time: 10:00–13:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:00)
Venue: Stage 4

  • Ane Hjort Guttu in dialogue with Rike Frank
  • Tore Vagn Lid in dialogue with TBA
  • Felix Gmelin in dialogue with Rike Frank
  • Finn Iunker in dialogue with Trond Lossius

Session 8: Thematics (NO/EN)

Venue: Various
Two of these workshop require separate registration. Click on the workshop below to read more.

Session 9: Professor Amanda Steggell, Amphibious Trilogies. On choreography

Time: 10:00–16:00
Venue: Formrommet

Session 10: Lotte Konow Lund, atelierbesøk (EN)

Time: 17:30–19:30
Venue: Oslo City Hall

Visit Associate Professor Lotte Konow Lund's studio in the tower of Oslo City Hall. Registration required.

Friday 26 January

Session 11: In dialogue with (EN)

Time: 10:00–13:15
Venue: Stage 4

  • Gregor Bühl in dialogue with Jacopo Spirei
  • Ane Thon Knutsen in dialogue with Theodor Barth
  • Tale Næss in dialogue with Kai Johnsen

Summing-up the Artistic Research week

Time: 13:15–14:00
Venue: Stage 4