Seminar 2 - Norwegian Artistic Research School

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.

Seminar information

  • Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School.  The recommended time is second semester.

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

    Digital seminar with preparatory assignments, lectures, presentations in varied formats, plenary discussions and discussions in groups.

  • Coursework requirements
    Before the seminar, all participants need to: 

    1) Read the literature on the mandatory reading list.

    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.     

    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?

    (Add questions as needed.)   

    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 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 in this assignment to no later than 25 January 2021 at 10:00.

    You will present your work in small groups, which are formed based on these assignments.

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

  • Program

    Wednesday 3 February:

    10.00 -  10.15 Welcome and aims for the seminar

    10.15 - 11.45 Workshop on Research Catalogue - Jonas Howden Sjøvaag

    11.45 – 12.00 Break 

    12.00 – 12.45 Lecture and Q&A on writing: Why, when and how to reference? -. Eivind Buene

    12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

    13:45-14:45 Workshop / individual work / supervising

    14.45 – 15.00 Summing up, preparing for day 2 and 3


    Thursday 4 February:

    10:00 –11.15 Keynote 1, including plenum discussions - Annette Arlander 

    11.15 – 11.30 Break 

    11.30 – 12.00 Group work session 1 

    12.00 –12.45 Lunch

    12.45 – 13.15 Group work session 2 

    13.15 – 13.45 Group work session 3

    13.45 –14.00 Break

    14.00 – 14.30 Group work session 4

    14:30 - 15:00 Reports from the groups    


    Friday 5 February:

    10.00 – 11.15 Keynote 2, including plenum discussions - Ellen Ugelvik

    11.15 – 11.30 Break 

    11.30 – 12.00 Group work session 5 

    12.00 – 12.45 Lunch 

    12.45 – 13.15 Group work session 6 

    13.15 – 14.15 Summary and concluding 

    14.15 – 14.30 Break 

    14.30 – 15.00 Introducing seminar 3: Format and preparations

  • Reading list

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

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

    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. Retrieved from:

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

    Optional reading

    “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. Available at

    “Behind the Back of Linnaeus – Bakom ryggen på Linné.” Ruukku – Studies in Artistic Research, Issue #14 Ecologies of practice. Available at

  • Seminar contributors
    • Annette Arlander - seminar leader and moderator
    • Ellen Ugelvik - guest speaker and moderator
    • Jeremy Welsh - moderator
    • Jonas Howden Sjøvaag - Research Catalogue workshop
  • 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

  • Regulations

    In the institution's PhD-regulations, the application process for final assessment is described, as well as the criteria for awarding the artistic doctorate, including what the reflection must address. You must make your self  familiar with the regulations for your institutions, or the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (for those who are not part of a PhD-programme):

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Jan 20, 2021
From: Feb 3, 2021 10:00 AM
To: Feb 5, 2021 4:00 PM
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