15.4. New deadline – Uusi päivämäärä

RUUKKU 11 call: How to do things with performance?

No problem if you missed the deadline, it is postponed until 15.4.
We invite expositions as well as short contributions (voices) related to our theme for the 11th issue of RUUKKU. The editors of this issue are Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola.
We ask you to write your proposals for research expositions in the RC catalogue at http://www.researchcatalogue.net. Please Note! The catalogue requires user rights and registration (see ‘register’). Please submit your proposals via the Research Catalogue (‘submit to publication’, ‘submit unlimited publication to’, and ‘ruukku’) no later than 15th April 2018.
The finished expositions are due by 20 June 2018.
If you have questions, please contact annette.arlander(at)uniarts.fi

Here is a link to the call http://ruukku-journal.fi/en/issues/11/call

RUUKKU 11 kutsu: Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä?

Ei hätää jos et ehtinyt ajoissa, uusi ehdotusten päivämäärää on 15.4.
Pyydämme teemaamme liittyviä ekspositioita ja puheenvuoroja RUUKKU 11 -numeroon. Numeron toimittavat Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha ja Pilvi Porkola.
Ehdotukset tai luonnokset tutkimusekspositioiksi pyydetään laatimaan RC luetteloon http://www.researchcatalogue.net/ Huom. luettelon käyttö edellyttää käyttöoikeuksien hankkimista ja rekisteröitymistä (ks. kohta “register”). Ehdotukset tulee lähettää RC luettelon kautta (kohdasta “publish”, “submit” ja “Ruukku”) 15.4.2018 mennessä.
Valmiit ekspositiot toivotaan 20.6. mennessä.
Jos sinulla on kysyttävää, ole hyvä ja ota yhteyttä annette.arlander(at)uniarts.fi

Tässä linkki kutsuun http://ruukku-journal.fi/fi/issues/11/call

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New Materialisms network (Finland) launched in Turku

The launching of New Materialisms network (Finland) takes place right now, on 16-17 March at University of Turku. The call and preliminary program of the two-day event, organised by the Academy of Finland project “Localizing Feminist New Materialisms” led by Taru Leppänen and the COST OS 1307 working group “New Materialism Embracing the Creative Arts” (2014-2018) led by Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Milla Tiainen and Marie-Luise Angerer, is available online. (scroll down for English).
Tero Nauha from HTDTWP was presenting our research project at the inaugural meeting of the network and I had the opportunity to join in for the presentation via Skype from Stockholm. There was not much to add to Tero’s presentation, except to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of our project, combining philosophical, historical and artistic perspectives on performance and on research. Tero has also been active as the representative of the editorial board and as one of the editors of the 9th issue of the RUUKKU Journal “Aesthetic Intra-Actions: Practising New Materialisms in the Arts” officially published there and soon available here.
When looking at the program of the network meeting, I realize what a pity it is not to be able to participate; especially the Walking Lab tomorrow sounds exciting. The main point, however, is that the network is formed.

Uusmaterialismi verkoston perustamiskokous tapahtuu juuri nyt, 16-17.3, Turun Yliopistossa. Kaksipäiväisen tapahtuman järjestää Taru Leppäsen johtama Suomen Akatemian projekti “Localizing Feminist New Materialisms” ja Katve-Kaisa Kontturin, Milla Tiaisen ja Marie-Luise Angererin johtama COST OS 1307 työryhmä “New Materialism Embracing the Creative Arts” (2014-2018). Kutsu ja alustava ohjelma löytyvät täältä.
Tero Nauha HTDTWP:stä esitteli meidän tutkimushankkeemme verkoston perustamiskokouksessa ja minulla oli mahdollisuus olla mukana Skypen välityksellä Tukholmasta. Teron alustukseen ei ollut muuta lisättävää kuin korostaa hankkeemme alojen välistä luonnetta, sen yhdistäessä filosofisen, historiallisen ja taiteellisen näkökulman esitykseen ja tutkimukseen. Tero on myös ollut aktiivinen tutkimusneuvoston edustajana ja yhtenä toimittajana RUUKUN 9:ssä numerossa “Yhteismuotoutumisten estetiikkaa. Uusmaterialismeja taiteissa ja taiteentutkimuksessa”, joka virallisesti julkaistaan tilaisuudessa ja on pian nähtävissä täällä.
Kun katselen verkoston perustavan tapaamisen ohjelmaa, harmittaa etten pääse osallistumaan; erityisesti Walking Lab huomenna kuulostaa jännittävältä. Pääasia on kuitenkin, että verkosto on perustettu.

Greetings from Research Day II!

Last week we had Research Day II at Theatre Academy, Uniarts, Helsinki with plenty of interesting papers and experiments! Thank you for all presenters and the audience!

Find more information from here http://www.uniarts.fi/en/events/wed-31012018-1135/research-day-ii-materiality-and-performance

and here https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/281037/281038/1677/1168

We are also happy to announce that Research Day III will be held 23.11.2018!

Presentation at the “Digital Humanities in Nordic Countries”, March 7-9, University of Helsinki

Abstract

In this presentation, the process of learning performance art is articulated in the contextual change that digital archives have caused starting from the early 1990s. It is part of my postdoctoral research, artistic research on the conjunctions between divergent gestures of thought and performance, done in a research project How to Do Things with Performance? funded by the Academy of Finland.
Since performance art is a form of ‘live art’, it would be easy to regard that the learning processes are also mostly based on the physical practice and repetition. However, the origins of contemporary performance art are closely connected with the 1960’s and 70’s conceptual art and video-art. Therefore, the pedagogy of performance art has been tightly connected with the development of media from the collective use of the Portapak video cameras.

Digital archives and the learning processes of performance artDigital Humanities in Nordic Countries, March 7-9, University of Helsinki

Panel Teaching and Learning the Digital, Friday March 9, 11-12, at the Helsinki University, P674.

 

Puhetta Performanssista – Conversations on Performance Art

 

Muu-galleriassa käynnistyi keskustelusarja Puhetta Performanssista, jonka kimmokkeena toimivat viime syksyn HTDTWP-projektin järjestämien keskustelujen kokemukset, vaikka jonkinlaista performanssiin keskittyvää keskustelujen sarjaa on Muu:ssa suunniteltu jo pitkään. Vetäjänä toimii, nyt ensimmäisen vuotena Annette Arlander, ja keskusteluja on tarkoitus järjestää pari keväällä ja pari syksyllä. Ensimmäisenä vieraana oli performanssitaiteilija ja kuraattori Leena Kela, ja keskustelun teemana hänen vuoden mittainen performanssiprojektinsa ja siihen liittyvät kysymykset kestosta ja kestokyvystä.  Tapahtuman esite linkkeineen löytyy täältä. Keskustelu myös äänitettiin, ja lähetettiin suorana videotaltiointina, joka löytyy tästä alta.

A series of Conversations on Performance Art began at Muu gallery, partly inspired by the conversations organized by the HTDTWP -project last autumn, although some kind of conversations focused on performance art have been planned at Muu for quite a while. During this first year the conversations, two in Spring and two in Autumn, are hosted by Annette Arlander. The first guest was performance artist and curator Leena Kela, and the theme of the conversation was her One Year Performance project and topics related to it like duration and endurance. Information about the event and links can be found here . The conversation was recorded, and streamed live as a video as well, which is available here below.

 

Research Day II: Materiality of and in Performance

The research project How to do things with performance? organises a second research day with Rick Dolphijn as keynote speaker, on 2 March 2018 at University of the Arts Theatre Academy.

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The research project How to do things with performance? organises a second research day with Rick Dolphijn as keynote speaker, on 2 March 2018 at University of the Arts Theatre Academy, Auditorium 1.

What is the matter of performance?
What is the matter with performance?
What matters in performance?

Performance studies, performance research and performance-as-research can be understood as the study of various practices and processes besides cultural and artistic performances. As art making in artistic research, performance or performing can function as a central research method or as one way of presenting research results. (Allegue et al. 2009; Hunter & Riley 2009; Kershaw & Nicholson 2011; Nelson 2013; Arlander et.al.2018) In this context, we are especially interested in the materiality of performance.

In her influential text “Posthumanist performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter” (2003) Karen Barad wrote: “The ubiquitous puns on ‘matter’ do not, alas, mark a rethinking of the key concepts (materiality and signification) and the relationship between them. [–] There is an important sense in which the only thing that does not seem to matter anymore is matter.” (Barad 2003, 801) Today, the situation has changed. Feminist theorizing has turned to matter with a vengeance (Alaimo & Hekman 2008; Coole & Frost 2010) New materialist research (e.g. Barad 2007; Dolphijn & Van der Tuijn 2012; Van der Tuijn 2015) has emphasized the inseparability of materiality and discursivity. Through posthumanist research (e.g. Ó Maoilearca 2015; Braidotti 2013) performativity widens to concern more-than-human dimensions; performance is not only a human activity.

The main speaker of the day is Dr. Rick Dolphijn, who has a background in philosophy and art theory and is interested in the theoretical humanities at large, media and performance theory in particular. He wrote (with Iris van der Tuin) New Materialism: Interviews and Cartographies (Open Humanities Press 2012), has written on new materialism, ecology/ecosophy and art and is interested in the developments in continental philosophy and speculative thought. His academic work has appeared in journals like Angelaki, Rhizomes, Collapse and Deleuze Studies. He edited (with Rosi Braidotti) This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life (Brill/Rodopi 2014/5) and Philosophy after Nature (2017).

In the research project How to do things with performance? (2016-2020) funded by the Academy of Finland we have looked at the materiality of and the material-discursive practices involved in the performance, by engaging with a wide variety of materialities, like historical performance descriptions, with laundry, with scores, with a Theremin, with vinyl records, with old video works, with plants… These are of course not the only matters that can be crucial for performance and performing.

We invite everybody interested in performance-as-research or research on and in performance, performance art and live art to debate these questions and ponder how and in what way materiality matters in performance.

Please send abstracts (max 250 words) of proposals for 15 min. presentations and a brief bio, no later than 15 February 2018 to annette.arlander@uniarts.fi

Welcome!
Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha, Pilvi Porkola

Ruukku 11 calls for proposals – Ruukku 11 kutsuu ehdotuksia

The theme for RUUKKU #11 is How to do things with performance? An interest in performances, actions, practices and change is shared by artistic research and performance studies. Performance or performing can function as a central research method, as the medium of research or as part of the presentation of research outputs. How is performance as research actually done? What and how can things be done with performance?

Proposals for articles, expositions or shorter contributions (voices) are invited for no later than 31.3. The editors of this issue are Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola. The entire call is available here http://ruukku-journal.fi/en/issues/11/call

NB. the book advertised in the image is not related to the call.

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RUUKKU #11 numeron teemana on Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä? Kiinnostus esityksiin, toimintaan, käytäntöihin ja muutokseen yhdistää taiteellista tutkimusta ja esitystutkimusta. Esitys tai esittäminen voivat toimia keskeisenä tutkimusmenetelmänä, tutkimuksen mediumina, tai osana tutkimustulosten esittelyä. Miten esityksellä tutkiminen aktuaalisesti tapahtuu? Mitä ja miten voimme tehdä asioita esityksellä?

Ehdotukset artikkeleiksi, ekspositioiksi tai lyhyemmiksi puheenvuoroiksi toivotaan 31.3. mennessä. Numeron toimittavat Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha ja Pilvi Porkola. Kutsu kokonaisuudessaan löytyy täältä http://ruukku-journal.fi/fi/issues/11/call

Huom. kuvassa mainostettu kirja ei liity kutsuun.