[artinfo] transart phd workshop - call for participation

Geoff Cox gcox at transart.org
Fri Mar 21 13:09:12 CET 2014

Transart phd workshop - Expositions

July 30-31
Location: uferstudios berlin

Max 15 participants
Deadline: 15 May 2014; Notification of acceptance 31 May 2014

The workshop aims to share ideas between current researchers, with or 
without academic affiliations. The main aim is to cross-reference 
approaches, extend networks, and position each researchers work in a 
wider discursive context of artistic research.

All participants are asked to produce a "text" in advance of the 
workshop and/or other artistic materials (as a blog post) that we 
work on during the workshop through a peer review process (day 1) and 
through the evaluation of specific strategies that artists have 
chosen to expose their practice as research (day 2). It is expected 
that the outcomes of the workshop will be submitted to JAR's Research 
Catalogue (http://www.researchcatalogue.net/) and/or further 
developed into submissions for JAR (Journal of Artistic Research, 
http://jar-online.net/) or transart's own new research journal ELSE 
(http://elsejournal.org/). We take the notion of 'expositions' as our 
guiding concept to discuss artistic research and practice and its 
relation to academic discourse, questions of publication and uses of 
technology. We thereby investigate what form knowledge takes, and how 
this affects what is known.

The workshop is hosted by Geoff Cox (Transart Institute & Aarhus 
University) and we are joined by JAR's editor in chief, Michael 
Schwab with a public lecture on 30 July, and leading the workshop on 
the 31 July. We take Schwab's essay "Exposition in the Research 
Catalogue" as inspiration in which he does not attempt to define the 
term but rather to explain how it might offer a dynamic space within 
which to reinvent research through practice (see 
http://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/60957/60958). We invite 
participants in the workshop to further develop this thinking in 
their own terms.

In preparation for the workshop, participants will be asked to do 
some reading (23 pages) and produce a draft submission that we will 
continue to work on over the 2 days.

To apply, send a short statement on your research project (300 
words), a short summary of what you intend to develop for the 
research catalogue (100 words), and a short biography (100 words). 
Apply using the online form at 

The workshop is FREE but participants (or their institutions) will 
need to cover their own expenses. The workshop follows the 
Trans-what? symposium held last summer 2013, and extends our ongoing 
inquiry into artistic research. We are looking for 12-15 participants 
from diverse locations to form the workshop (including current 
Transart PhD candidates who come from North America, Europe and 

Geoff Cox is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Aesthetics and 
Communication, and Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus 
University (DK), and Adjunct faculty Transart Institute (DE/US). He 
is also an occasional artist, and part of the self-institution Museum 
of Ordure.

Michael Schwab is an artist and artistic researcher, is a tutor at 
the Royal College of Art, London, and at the Zurich University of the 
Arts, Switzerland, as well as research fellow at the Orpheus 
Institute, Ghent. He is co-initiator and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of 
JAR, the Journal for Artistic Research.

The workshop is organised on behalf of Transart Institute, 

Apply at http://www.transart.org/expositions/apply/

Geoff Cox, PhD
Faculty, Transart Institute
New York & Berlin

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