Artistic Research Practices and Methods in Social Sciences /// 30 May – 14 June 2014
Enclave Gallery · Deptford · South East London ///
work by Visual Sociology PhD students of Goldsmiths /// curated by Katalin Halász
The Future of Art is Urban blends the borders between art and social science. The exhibition presents a wide range of different social research practices in which knowledge is produced through artistic approaches. Participants use the city as a site of confrontation and interaction and invite our immediate reflections.
The exhibition is held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Goldsmiths Sociology, and is organised in celebration of the 20 years of the Centre for Urban and Community Research.
Some pictures of the interventions and screenings of the engaging tactics stream at the BSA Annual Conference 2013:
Tansy Spinks, sound artist, PhD candidate and lecturer at Middlesex University and Camberwell College of Art.
Norfolk Room, 4th floor. 11.30-12, 1.30-2.30, 4-4.30 hours. The sound performance Sonic Ritual (equivalent) will play with ideas about secret rituals, using objects and the sounds they make, through microphones, live loops and loudspeakers.
Madli Maruste, PhD candidate, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths.
Coronet Room, 2nd floor, all day. The video J. is reflecting on the personal story, a story about the loss of identity, belonging and the city, of a former Jewish Rabbi I met in the Old Jewish quarter in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2012.
Kata Halasz, visual artist, PhD candidate in Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths.
Cornwall Room, 2nd floor, all day. Not being able to attend, the author reimagines a ceremony of the Freemasons as a question rather than a statement: in endless circulation the figure is unable – or unwilling – to reach the pulpit to carry out ritual actions. The video asks its viewers too think about exclusion and inaccessibility – about who is invited to the table.
On research was a 2-day symposium at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, on possible modes of ‘artistic research’. In its presentation format, the symposium has also been the showcase of a very effective ‘engaging tactic’, namely of the performance lecture.
From the symposium website:
“The debates about new models in academia, art and education have drawn additional attention to the topic of “artistic research”. What academic methods do artists use and what artistic methods do academics use?
Complementing the discussion, Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl focus on the (im)probability of events in the research field of mathematics; Ina Wutdke and Dieter Lesage devote themselves to gentrification debates in the context of academic studies; Xavier Le Roy explains how the academic that he once was became an artist.”
Probable title: zero probability // Lecture Performance by Hito Steyerl and Rabih Mroué // Fri 04.05.2012 20:30h
Kuhle Wampe Remix, oder Wem gehört die Stadt? // Lecture Performance von Ina Wudtke und Dieter Lesage // Sat 05.05.2012 20:30h
Ciudades Paralelas is an exploration of urban social relationships through the medium of performance and theatre. The engaging tactics at work in these pieces might be framed as the creation of ‘personal (more or less) guided encounters with the other/the unexpected’.
please have a look yourself: at CIUDADES PARALELAS / PARALLEL CITIES
excerpt from the project concept:
“For “Ciudades Paralelas”, Lola Arias and Stefan Kaegi have invited several artists to devise interventions for hotel rooms, shopping centres, factories… functional city places, not usually thought of as interesting to the outside eye. Eight artists have each chosen a location in the city as observation stations for urban phenomena. Some of them chose to work with radio receivers or headphones, others with a choir or with people in their workspaces. The pieces vary in form: You can listen to some of them, others you can read or touch. Some are for 1, others for 100 spectators. Some of the performers are singers, others writers, passers-by or even the audience themselves.”
The project includes a piece by Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells in a Public Library: The Quite Volume!
how to make a reading machine that is actually a writing machine
blog entry by Andreas Wolfsteiner, Ann-Marie Hanlon , Orsalia Dimitriou, Christina Christoforou, Martin Glaz Serup, Adam Drewes for the conference unfoldingacademia.
The piece is a set of instructions for collaboratively engaged reading … “step VII: Decide an eighth step”…
hello, this is Gob Squad.
a group of UK and German artists. They make performances and videos which search for beauty in the everyday, and look for words of wisdom from a passing stranger.
They try and explore the point where theatre meets art, media and real life. As well as theatres and galleries, we place our work at the heart of urban life – in houses, shops, underground stations, car parks, hotels or directly on the street. Everyday life and magic, banality and utopia, reality and entertainment are all set on a collision course…
They started out working, provide room service (to help you make it through the night) and make revolutions, now! – simply speaking, they try their best saving the world…
have a look here:
artistic practice based on collaboration and dialogue… have a look here!