Norwegian Artistic Research School: Seminar 2

The seminar is about sharing and documentation in artistic research. Based on the research fellows’ projects, different time-limited and permanent formats for presentation and documentation are discussed, as well as how they influence work methods, artistic results and reflections.


  • Who can attend?

    Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School. Seminar 1 must be completed to qualify for participation in seminar 2.

  • Learning outcome
    • Can contribute to the discourse on artistic research  
    • Can share artistic research in relevant national and international contexts
  • Work and teaching methods

    Seminar with preparatory assignments, lectures, presentations in varied formats, plenary discussions and discussions in groups. The seminar moderator will send assignments and a supplementary reading list to participants at least one months before the seminar.

  • Coursework requirements
    Documenting and Sharing your Research Process

    Before the seminar, all participants need to: 

    1) Read the literature on the mandatory reading list. Make yourself familiar with the work of the fellows in your group.

    2) Create a plan with two parts, one for sharing and the other for documenting your process. Please make one document for each of the parts. The plan can be based on your current practice or it can be a speculative plan, for an ideal situation, a future development. Consider the customary strategies within your field, and whether you want to change them in some manner. Use no more than approximately 1 A4 for each part (500 words). If your plan is longer, share only a summary of it. You can include links to websites with images, sounds, etc. Please take care, however, that the main plan is understandable without them.     

    a) Plan for sharing your artistic research process:

    Draft a strategy for sharing your process, rather than the final results. Which parts of your work do you want to share with others, with whom, when and where, how often, in what media, for what purpose? What are your most important research methods, and how do your methods influence the potential of sharing outcomes along the way? (Add questions as needed).    

    b) Plan for documenting your artistic research process: 

    Draft a strategy for documenting and recording your process, rather than the final results. Which parts of your work do you want to document and keep a record of, with what media or tools, when and how detailed, to be shared or private, for what purpose? (Add questions as needed).   

    Please prepare and send this assignment to no later than 25 January at 10:00.

    3) Please be prepared to present your work in small groups, which are formed based on these assignments. The presentations should take no longer than 10 minutes. 

    The material you provide will nevertheless be shared with all participants.

  • Practical information

    This is a hybrid seminar, you can choose to attend the seminar at Voksenåsen Hotel (Oslo) or online. 

    Accommodation at Voksenåsen hotel

    The seminar takes place at Voksenåsen hotel, Oslo.

    Accommodation at the hotel costs NOK 5770 per person to be paid individually at checkout and refunded by your institution. Single room accommodation, meeting facilities and meals (lunch and dinner day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner day 2, breakfast and lunch day 3) are included.

    We will book the hotel for all registered participants.

  • Program
    February 2, 2022

    11.00 – 11.15: Welcome and presentations, aims for the seminar, moderated by Annette Arlander

    11.15 – 12.45: Keynote 1, including plenum discussions: Annette Arlander

    12.45 – 13.45: Lunch

    13.45 – 15.00: Keynote 2, including plenum discussions: Knut Olaf Sunde

    15.00 – 15.15: Break

    15.15 – 16.15: Workshop / individual work or in pairs/exercise “to interview a tree”

    16.15 – 16.30: Break/coffees

    16.30 – 17.00: Reflecting and preparing for day 2 and day 3

    19:00: Dinner    


    February 3, 2022

     09.30 – 10.45: Reports from day 1 and discussions about methods

    10.45 – 11.00: Break

    11.00 –12.15: Keynote 3, including plenum discussions: Caroline Slotte

    12.15 – 12.30: Break

    12.30 - 13.00: Parallel session 1*

    13.00 – 14.00: Lunch  

    14.00 – 14.30: Parallel session 2*

    14.30 – 15.00: Parallel session 3*

    15.00 – 15.15: Break

    15.15 – 15.45: Reports from the groups    

    15.45 – 16.15: Discussions / summary

    19:00: Dinner    


    February 4, 2022

    09.30 –10.45: Keynote 4, including plenum discussions: Yuka Oyama

    10.45 – 11.00: Break

    11.00 - 11.30: Parallel session 4*

    11.30 –12.00: Parallel session 5*

    12.00 – 13.00: Lunch 

    13.00 – 14.00: Summary and concluding

    14.00 – 14.15: Introduction to seminar 3, ethics, format and preparations

    * Four parallel groups, where the fellows present their work, followed by discussions. Moderators: Annette Arlander (group 1), Knut Olaf Sunde (group 2), Caroline Slotte (group 3), and Yuka Oyama (group 4).

  • Reading list

    Arlander. A. (2018): The Shore Revisited. Journal of Embodied Research 1(1): 4 (30:34).

    Arlander, A. (2019): Resting with pines in Nida. Attempts at performing with plants. Performance Philosophy 4: 2 (452‐475).

    Auslander, P. (2006): The Performativity of Performance Documentation. PAJ 84, vol. 28, Issue 3, p.1-10.

    Bärtås, M. (2010): About Methodology. Chapter 3 of You told me. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art. Valand School of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, p. 43-64. 

    Groys, B. (2013): Entering the Flow: Museum between Archive and Gesamtkunstwerk. E-flux journal 50. 

    Hübner, F. (2020): Against Method? Common Ground?  Conference proceedings for CARPA 6.


    Arlander. A. (2020): “Remembering the Year of the Tiger – Image, Memory, Site” in Marja Silde, Outi Lahtinen & Tua Helve (eds.), Näyttämö & Tutkimus 8: Muisti, Arkisto ja Esitys [Stage & Research 8: Memory, Archive and Performance], 292-318. 

    Arlander. A. (2020): “Behind the Back of Linnaeus – Bakom ryggen på Linné.” Ruukku – Studies in Artistic Research, Issue #14 Ecologies of practice. Here.

  • Seminar contributors
    Seminar leader

    Annette Arlander

    Speakers and moderators
  • Regulations
  • Norwegian Artistic Research School

    Norwegian Artistic Research School offers through seminars, meetings and conferences joint training for doctoral fellows in Artistic Research.

    Read more about the Norwegian Artistic Research School here.


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