11 Jul 2022
26 Feb 2022
Performance Studies international (PSi) Artistic Research Working Group 2022
The Performance Studies international (PSi) Artistic Research Working Group welcomes proposals for its online gathering at PSi #27: Hunger. The annual conference takes place 6-9 July 2022, and the Artistic Research Working Group (ARWG) will convene over two days, 6-7 July 2022.
The primary focus of PSi #27 is corporeal hunger—the literal deprivation of food and nourishment. However, the conference theme also recognizes a range of emotional and psychological manifestations of hunger, and the ARWG is particularly aware of the desire for physical contact and embodied sharing experienced over two years of a global pandemic. In response, we have been exploring the potential for meaningful interconnection in virtual exchange. In 2022, our experimentation with possible forms and rhythms of online collaboration will take the following form.
We invite proposals related to a current, recent or envisioned artistic research project, to be submitted by 1 April 2022. Selected participants will be invited to submit a more detailed project description accompanied by links to online support materials (video, audio, photos, text, etc.), and to make a brief presentation on this work during the first day of our gathering.
Each participant will also be paired with one other working group member to create a collaborative response to one of the projects presented on day one. These ‘response conversations,’ which will occur on day two of our meeting, can take many forms. They may be either fully prepared and rehearsed or informal and impromptu, depending on the collaborators’ interest and capacity. In this manner, we hope to both showcase our community’s activities and foster generous, spontaneous and animated exchange in a format that can be modified to fit all participants’ circumstances.
250 – 300 word proposals should be sent to arwgPSi@gmail.com no later than 1 April 2022.
Full submissions are due 15 May 2022.
Notification of ‘response conversation’ pairing will be distributed by 1 June 2022.
Annette Arlander / Bruce Barton / Joanna Householder
PSi Artistic Working Group Convenors
21 Jul 2021
A summary of the contributions (presentations, responses and extensions, with links) included in the Artistic Research Working Group online-meetings as part of Psi Constellate 6-9 July 2021
Annette Arlander: Adding text on video when writing to trees? --- Boehme responds to Arlander --- Kolliopoulou extends Boehme’s response to Arlander
Andrew Clete: “Lockdown” --- Devabahktuni and Sentler respond to Clete --- Householder/Price extend Devabahktuni/Sentler’s response to Clete
Sony Devabhaktuni / Susan Sentler: Collaborative workings --- Griniuk responds to Devabahktuni/Sentler --- Lefebvre extends Griniuk’s response to Devabahktuni/Sentler
Pablo Alvez Artinprocess: Modelling a methodology for a dialogic articulation between Experimental Performance Art and Philosophy --- Clete responds to alvez artinprocess --- Griniuk extends Clete’s response to Alvez
Marija Griniuk: Eco-violence and performance art in Lithuania. --- Householder and Price respond to Griniuk --- Alvez extends Householder/Price’s response to Griniuk
Danae Theodoridou: Languages of the Unheard, The Practice of Democracy --- Arlander responds to Theodoridou --- Daniel extends Arlander’s response to Theodoridou
Johanna Householder /Judith Price: Careful, Reckless, Selflessness --- Lefebvre responds to Householder/Price --- Clete extends Lefebvre’s response to Householder/Price
Michelle Man: Mercurial Lights in the Ring: practising choreo-luminosity in contemporary circus ---Main responds to Man ---Theodoridou extends Main's response to Man
Goze Saner: Sharing is caring: solo performer pedagogy as artistic research --- Theodoridou responds to Saner --- Boehme extends Theodoridou’s response to Saner
Ivana Sehic: Embodying loss: art and mourning under the new biopolitical context --- Intson responds to Sehic --- Barton extends Intson's response to Sehic
5 Jul 2021
Part of PSi 2021 Constellate Programming https://www.psi-web.org/constellate/
Observers welcome, register here: https://www.psi-web.org/constellate_arwg/
DAY 1: PERFORM 12:00 to 17:00 UTC
12:00 to 12:20 Welcome, Land Acknowledgements and opening remarks.
Co-convenors Annette Arlander, Bruce Barton, and Johanna Householder
12:20 Performances/Presentations of research materials
There are 22 presenters allotted 7 minutes each (with +1 minute for change over)
1. 12:20 Annette Arlander: Adding text on video when writing to trees?
2. 12:28 Glenn D’Cruz: Maxims
3. 12:36 Bruce Barton: Dramaturgies of Uncertainty: Collaborative Creation with Zoom
4. 12:44 Andrew Clete: “Lockdown”
5. 12:52 Sony Devabhaktuni / Susan Sentler: Collaborative workings
6. 13:00 Pablo Alvez Artinprocess: Modelling a methodology for a dialogic articulation between Experimental
Performance Art and Philosophy
7. 13:08 Graham Eatough and Andre Dekker: Floating Worlds: towards an archipelagic dramaturgy
8. 13:16 Marija Griniuk: Eco-violence and performance art in Lithuania.
9. 13:24 Jamie Harper: Authentic (Virtual) Spaces: Remote Intimacy, Prosthetic Agency, Colonial Empathy
10. 13:32 John Boehme: Allyship, Intersections & how to acknowledge privilege.
11. 13:40 Danae Theodoridou: Languages of the Unheard, The Practice of Democracy
14:00 – one hour break to 15:00
12. 15:00 Johanna Householder /Judith Price: Careless, Reckless, Selflessness
13. 15:08 Camille Inston: Betweenspace/s: Towards a Transmedial Practice of Digital Intimacy
14. 15:16 Eleni Kolliopoulou: Choreographing encounters
15. 15:24 Hélène Lefebvre: Horizons
16. 15:32 Caitlin Main: Contextualizing the Body: Dramaturgies of Safety in Trauma-Based Performance
17. 15:40 Michelle Man: Mercurial Lights in the Ring: practising choreo-luminosity in contemporary circus
18. 15:48 Katherine Mezur: Synchronized Devotion: Practicing Militarized Practices
19. 15:56 Jatun Risba: Be-coming ki-n
20. 15:04 Goze Saner: Sharing is caring: solo performer pedagogy as artistic research
21. 16:12 Ivana Sehic: Embodying loss: art and mourning under the new biopolitical context
22. 16:20 Henry Daniel: Nomadic Movements
16:28 to 17:00 Closing remarks and discussion: Overview of Day 2 and Day 3
27 Jun 2020
6 Mar 2020
CALL FOR PROPOSALSPerformance Studies international #26 / Rijeka, Croatia / July 7 - 11, 2020
‘Perform, Respond, Extend: Engaging the Crisis of Care Through Artistic Research'
A project of the Artistic Research Working Group of PSi
Inspired by the announced theme for PSi#26: Crises of Care: Act, Respond, Engage— the Artistic Research Working Group will continue to develop a way of working explored over the past two years, and specifically last year’s “Performance, Response, Extraction: the Elasticity of Artistic Research” gathering in Calgary, Canada at PSi#25. Our “performance-response-extraction” approach last year was the most recent adaptation of our established “Porous Studio” model of interaction. Developed several years ago, the Porous Studio was an ambitious but contained invitation to PSi member artists and local practitioners from the constantly changing conference locations to join the Artistic Research Working Group in a space of intermixing, contamination, and multiplicity. While this gathering has traditionally been restricted to the annual conference event, over the past 2 years we have experimented with a new mode of working that involves online pre-conference contributions, exchange and creative research. Last year we added to the established process of “performance and response" a third aspect or phase: the extraction of a research problem or research question, that can then be fed back into future discussion. (The program and submitted extracts from PSi#25 are available on our blog: http://psi-artistic-research-working-group.blogspot.com.) At this year’s gathering, we are shifting the emphasis of this final phase to one of extension, which we believe will provide for greater agency and independence for participants.
Artistic Research is meant as an elastic umbrella concept that includes a range of approaches that use art, creative practice or performance as a primary means and method of inquiry. These include the distinct approaches 'performance as research' (PAR), ‘practice as research’ (PaR), 'practice-based research' (PBR), ‘practice-led research, ‘creative arts research’, 'research-creation', 'arts-based research', and numerous other associated practices. In many cases, the subject of study is artistic practice itself, as in 'artistic inquiry.’ In others, creative practice is used as a way of investigating non-artistic (or not exclusively artistic) subjects. Our aim is to invite a broad spectrum of these approaches, drawn from within and beyond academic and institutional contexts, to reflect the diverse and vital abundance of interrelated orientations, perspectives, and approaches to research in contemporary art.Through the ‘performance, response, extension’ model of exchange, participants will have the opportunity to respond to presentations, performances and articulations through presentations, performances and articulations and then extend the examination of a key question (problem, principle, provocation…) that they find interesting for further discussion. Ultimately, we hope these three phases effectively parallel the explicit priorities of PSi#26—act, respond, engage—through a direct, generous and extended engagement with the most urgent of issues emerging out of the ARWG members’ research practices. As well, this year we are working to arrange a one-day pre-conference gathering; more information will be made available about this session as soon as the details are in place. When submitting your proposal, please indicate whether you would be able to join us for the day prior to the formal start of the conference.Model of Engagement for PSi#26In Brief:• All participants make an artistic submission prior to the conference gathering. The submissions can take a wide variety of forms, including text, video, audio, images, etc.• All participants prepare a response to another participant’s initial submission for presentation at the conference event in Calgary.• All participants are assigned one of the above paired sets of ‘submission and response’ that will be experienced at the conference, and tasked with identifying a key question or problem that they find interesting, based on the discussion in Calgary. Participants then prepare an original extension of this key question for dissemination through their own practice (in the form of a document, recording, object, etc.) to be shared and preserved after the conference.
Confirmation of participation by 1 February 2020.
Stage One: Each participant submits an artistic research project (at any stage of development) or performance documented in some manner, supported by images, audio, video, text, etc., together with a written description or abstract of 100-300 words that introduces the general idea of the project. It should be possible to experience (read, view, or listen to) the submitted materials within a period of 60 minutes. All proposals must be received no later than 15 March 2020. Please send the abstracts (with links to the artistic research materials) in an email with the subject title “ARWG 2018” to the three Working Group conveners (emails below). All accepted abstracts will be posted to a dedicated online folder. Participants will then be able to submit additional materials to individual sub-folders, either directly or via links to existing online platforms (such as Vimeo, Youtube, etc.).
Stage Two: Each participant is assigned another participant’s submission by 31 March 2020, and is invited to prepare a presentational response to that submission, using their own preferred mode of practice to critically engage with the submission. The response can take the form of a performance, a participatory research exercise, a written document to be read aloud, etc. The respondents will submit the title and duration of their response (from 5 min to 20 min.) to the group no later than 31 May 2020.
Stage Three: Participants present their responses at the working group sessions during the conference in Rijeka. The 100-300 word abstracts are made available in advance for the other participants and onsite for all other attendees at the open session who have not had access to online materials.Stage Four: Each participant is assigned one of the ‘submission and response’ pairings witnessed in Rijeka and asked to extract a question or problem out of that exchange, leading to the preparation of a shareable object (document, recording, etc.). These ‘extensions’ are based on the witnessed exchange but also reflect the third participant’s original contribution to the exchange in a form that can be both shared and archived online. The extensions should be uploaded to the participant’s individual sub-folder no later than 1 September 2020.