Language-based Artistic Research Group

25 min Presentation (including Q&A)
Olavshallen: Cinemateket
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Presentation of the SAR special interest group by Emma Cocker, Cordula Daus, and Lena Séraphin, followed by a Q&A. 

How is language-based artistic research? The focus on language within artistic research is considered from a broad and transforming perspective to include diverse fields such as visual arts, performance, film, theatre, music, choreography as well as literature. Since 2019, this Language-based Artistic Research Special Interest Group has evolved through various activities including Practice Sharing (2020), a gathering of over 70 online examples of language-based practices from diverse fields such as visual arts, performance, film, theatre, music, choreography and literature; and Affinities and Urgencies (2021/22), two online events that comprised sessions facilitated by different groups or individuals identifying constellations of interest and focus within this expanding field of research practice. This in-person session during the SAR conference will share recent activities, introducing the current ‘Practice Sharing’ (2023) alongside announcing future events.  

More information about the SIG is available at the Research Catalogue

Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin

The Society for Artistic Research Special Interest Group (SAR SIG) in Language-based Artistic Research was founded and is co-organised by Emma Cocker (UK), Alexander Damianisch (AT), Cordula Daus (DE/AT), and Lena Séraphin (FI). This Special Interest Group was inaugurated in the context of the Research Pavilion, Venice, 2019, within the frame of Convocation, a three-day gathering of expanded language-based practices. Since 2019, this SAR SIG has – through a variety of different formats and forms – connected over 300 artistic researchers interested in language-based practices.