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Call for Applications: Artistic Research as Compositional or Performance Practice

 Call for Applications: Artistic Research as Compositional or Performance Practice
Summary:Composer/Sound artist workshop
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: Workshop with selection process
For performers, composers and sound-artists who
• are interested in enriching their artistic practice through rigorous self-reflection,
• search for ways to indulge deeply into a specific topic based on methods of artistic research,
• wish to develop new performance models through artistic research.
(Participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018)
Tutors: Marko Ciciliani & Barbara Lüneburg
Maximum number of participants: 10-12
Passive participation: possible upon arrangement
Deadline for submission of applications: 31 January 2018

1. Discussion about the nature of artistic research. What is artistic research? What means of expression does it offer? How can an artist gain from artistic research for his or her own artistic practice?
2. Introduction to different concepts, methods and procedures of artistic research.
3. Application and implementation of principles of artistic research in the participant’s own project.
4. Development of unconventional forms of presentation of the research’s findings, e.g. through fusions of lectures and concerts, hybrids of methods of artistic practices or other alternative formats as discursive audience participation, public intervention, transmedia presentation (online/offline) or other formats.
Artistic research is a young discipline which has stirred up not only academic but also artistic discourse. It is based on the notion that knowledge is inherent in aesthetic experience and practice. This knowledge is not necessarily directly accessible through reason; it often evades the logic of language, and can therefore not be approached through regular research methods alone.

Artistic research does not follow a fixed set of procedures. Its practitioners typically work across scholarly and artistic disciplines, drawing from methodologies of other domains while adding an inside perspective specific to their individual artistic practice.

In this workshop, Marko Ciciliani and Barbara Lüneburg will shed light on various forms of artistic research and point out possible practices, methodologies, research goals and forms of presentation. Participants will be assisted to find and select the research tools that are appropriate for their project. Furthermore, they will be helped to find ways to share the gained knowledge through unconventional artistic expressions.

Important note on the call for applications
Please submit a written project proposal with a maximum length of 1,000 words to until 31 January 2018 at the latest.

Applicants are asked to submit project proposals that
– show how they aspire to gain, extract, or investigate any sort of knowledge through their artistic practice
– search for unconventional forms to make their research not only academically but also aesthetically accessible and tangible for others.
In addition, please submit two examples of your artistic works/performances (each not exceeding ±5 minutes), preferably (however, not necessarily) relating to the project. Please send everything either as weblinks, via, not exceeding a total of 100 MB.
Marko Ciciliani and Barbara Lüneburg will select ten to twelve submissions until mid of February 2018 at the latest.

All selected artists must be registered participants of the Summer Course and will be given preference during registration. Registration will start mid / end of January 2018.

No scholarships will be granted for this project.