Seminar 4 - Norwegian Artistic Research School

The seminar is about relationships in artistic research. Based on the research fellows’ research projects, endeavours are made to map relations and how they influence artistic processes and results in the different phases of projects. Experience is shared by leading and carrying out complex artistic projects. 


  • Who can attend?

    Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School. Third semester is recommended. Seminars 1–3 must be completed to qualify for participation in seminar 4.

  • Learning outcome
    • Can formulate research questions and plan the artistic research, with the focus on artistic processes and results
    • Can work on complex questions, and challenge established discourses and practices in the field
  • Work and teaching methods

    The seminar is workshop-based with discussions in small groups, lectures and presentations. The research fellows are given an opportunity to discuss their own projects in detail.

    Due to the development of the coronavirus pandemic, the seminar will be based  on digital participation in Zoom. The link to the Zoom-meeting will be shared with all registered participants.

    Group workshops

    Groups of 3 research fellows work together, with the aim of strengthening a particular aspect in each of the fellows’ projects. Each fellow will lead the group for a session of about 90 minutes. During this session, the fellow brings forward a particular challenge or aspect of his/her project, inviting the group to respond. The format and length of this presentation are up to the fellow. The group works together on developing this aspect, moderated by the fellow. The same groups are kept for all workshop sessions. The fellows are free to choose the topics for their respective sessions. 

    The workshop is a good opportunity to discuss your project with other fellows extensively. We strongly advise all fellows to invite the group to take part in a discussion, rather than presenting the research project for 90 minutes. 


  • Coursework requirements

    Research fellows must read the literature on the mandatory reading list and prepare a group workshop. During the seminar, research fellows must play an active part in the discussion of other research fellows’ projects.

    All fellows must submit a short abstract (no longer than 250 words) of their projects and the research issues they plan to discuss in the group workshop. The abstract should be sent to pku@diku no later than 26 October.

  • Program

    Wednesday 4 November

    09:30-10:00 Informal virtual morning coffee (optional) 
    10:00-10:15 Practical information
    10:15-11:00 Darla Crispin and Rolf Hughes on exposition and reception
    11:00-11:15 Break
    11:15-12:00 Discussion
    12:00-12:30 Lunch break
    12:30-13:30 Workshop
    13:30-14:00 Break
    14:00-15:30 Group work session 1
    Thursday 5 November

    09:30-10:15 Plenary discussion on course readings and experiences day 1
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-12:00 Group work session 2
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-14:00 Group work session 3
    14:00-14:30 Break
    14:30-15:30 Seminar summary in plenum

  • Reading list
    • Crispin, D., 2014. ‘Scaling Parnassus in Running Shoes’: From the Personal to the Transpersonal via the Medium of Exposition in Artistic Research in Borgdorff H. and Schwab M. (eds.), 2014. The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia. Leiden, Leiden University Press.
    • Crispin, D., 2019. Artistic Research as a Process of Unfolding: 
    • Hughes, R. (2014): Exposition. In: The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia. Leiden University Press, p. 52-64.


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Registration deadline:
Oct 25, 2020 12:00 PM
From: Nov 4, 2020 10:00 AM
To: Nov 5, 2020 4:00 PM
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