The Artistic Research Group at Kristiania is delighted that the program for this year’s AR@K symposium is almost ready. The exact time schedule for the event on 16 March (10.00h - 18.00h) will be announced very soon.

We’re very excited to explore this year’s theme DISTORTED IDENTITIES/NEW DILEMMAS with an eclectic group of contributors from the artistic realms of music, film, dance, literature, architecture, fashion/design, media studies and more. What can the artistic experience tell us about our identities as artists, members of society and humans?

📲 Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the symposium will be conducted online, with both fully digital contributions and presentations streamed live from our campus in Oslo. There will be parallel sessions, each with their own stream link/channel, which you will be able to choose from. There is no participation fee. Stay tuned for more information! 

🎡 We are proud to present contributors from 9 different countries, our keynote speaker and artistic presentations:

  • ANNE GJELSVIK, Norwegian university of science and technology, Trondheim (NOR): Closing keynote on artistic expressions of Norway’s 22 July trauma, based on the project Face of Terror: Understanding Terrorism from the Perspective of Critical Media Aesthetic and the book Bearbeidelser. 22. juli i ord og bilder
  • AVA MONTGOMERY, Conscious Media Consulting, LLC (USA/CAN): Trigger Warnings: Do new sensitivities mask a real social distance when it comes to insensitivities of making and consuming media?
  • BÅRD TORGERSEN, Høyskolen Kristiania, Oslo (NOR): Gneg remmets / Egne stemmer (lyddikt)
  • CHIKA DOLE, artist (NOR): Live music performance and reflections, as part of the symposium’s opening
  • CHRISTOPH SOLSTREIF-PIRKER, Graz University of Technology (AUT): “The World is Gone, I Will Carry You:” Artistic Research as Feminine-Based Performative Praxis
  • CRISTINA ARCHETTI, University of Oslo (NOR): Research & Art in a World on the Brink: Theoretical, Poetic, and Methodological Reflections from the Space-in-Between
  • DÁNIEL PÉTER BIRÓ, The Grieg Academy, Bergen (HUN/NOR): Historicized Composition and Anti-Identity Politics
  • ERIK DÆHLIN, Norges musikkhøgskole, Oslo (NOR): «Hinterland Archives» - et kunstnerisk forskningsprosjekt om minne og arkiv sett i bakspeilet
  • JANNICKE JOHANSEN, Kristiania University College, Oslo (NOR): Screendance as an artistic research project towards 360 degree movie making
  • JON MIKKEL BROCH ÅLVIK, Örebro University (NOR/SWE): The Birmingham Ho and the Pop Dandy
  • KARI HOAAS, ALEXANDER KAYIAMBAKIS & SIV EBERHOLST, Kristiania University College, Oslo (NOR): Presenting the project How to communicate choreographically in audiovisual contexts?
  • KEVIN HEALEY & LIESE ZAHABI, University of New Hampshire (USA): Songwriting as Public Discourse Intervention: Countering COVID-19 Disinformation
  • MARCELLO MESSINA, Federal University of Paraíba (ITA/BRA): Accupannu (a speech-based piece of experimental music)
  • MATTEO PREABIANCA, OnMuTu (ITA): China Chat, a multimedia comic book
  • OLE EGEBERG, Kristiania University College, Oslo (NOR): Improvisations on Quotes. Using artistic methods for academic research purposes
  • OLE HENRIK RISØY SOLHEIM, Høyskolen Kristiania, Oslo (NOR): Musikkteater og maskulinitetsdiskurser i endring
  • SEBASTIAN SCHUSTER & PHILIP SCHEIBEL from SEBA KAAPSTAD, musicians/composers (GER): In search of the groove between Germany and South Africa. A song deconstruction.
  • SIGNE ALEXANDRA DOMOGALLA, Kristiania University College, Oslo (NOR): “Unsere Erste Heimat – Our First Home” – an autoethnographic exploration into one´s roots and the concept of inherited sin.
  • VÉSMA KONTERE MCQUILLAN, Kristiania University College, Oslo (NOR): Navigating Politics of The Front Row and Academia: A New Identity of a Fashion Researcher.


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