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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.
Pleasure and Playfulness
26 July – 2 August 2020
Distant and Dispersed
5 – 8 March 2020
University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
Absences and Silences
Summer Symposium 2019
28 July – 4 August 2019
Departures, Deviations and Elsewheres
Winter Symposium 2019
7 – 10 March 2019
European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania