Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia

Next Event:

Absences and Silences
Summer Symposium 2019
28 July – 4 August 2019
Roosta, Estonia

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (closed)

About Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia

We invite artists and researchers from all fields to take part in our artistic research circle, a migratory non-hierarchical group of international participants. We welcome participants from all geographical, artistic, cultural and academic contexts and backgrounds, both outside and within universities and other institutions. Our 2019–2021 cycle is called Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia and consists of six symposia taking place during this time period. 

The circle aims to share ways artistic research can explore, play with, (mis)interpret, appropriate and perform heterotopias, which are spaces, temporalities and practices that disrupt the continuity and the norms of ordinary reality.  Heterotopias are both conceptual and physical heterogeneous spaces with layers of incompatible meanings, inner conflicts and multiple values, giving rise to new possibilities for critique, creation and transformation. The concept of heterotopia is our point of departure for questioning how such spaces are activated in contemporary artistic research practices.

In previous incarnations, the circle has been concerned with embodied knowledge, collaborative methodologies and transformative societal strategies, and over the years we have developed a culture of collective experimentation. In an outcome-driven era we appreciate generosity, playfulness and slow research. Our circle not only engages with heterotopias but aims to be a heterotopic space.

Previous events:

Departures, Deviations and Elsewheres
Winter Symposium 2019
7 – 10 March 2019
European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius 2019 programme

Vilnius 2019 participants’ abstracts and bios

Vilnius 2019 CfP

Coordinators:

Alia Zapparova and Elina Saloranta

circle7@nsuweb.org

 

Elina Saloranta (Finland)
Coordinator Study Circle 7
elinasaloranta [at] hotmail.com
Study Circle 7: Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia


Alia Zapparova (Russia /UK /Germany)
Coordinator Study Circle 7
alia.zapparova [at] gmail.com
Study Circle 7: Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia


 

Circle 7 Activities 2016-2018 >>