Pool 7: PhD in Artistic Research – In Practice and in Theory 

Nummer und TypMFA-MFA-Po00.20F.007 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungMembers of the DKM PhD research group:
Kamran Behrouz, Viviana Gonzalez, Bernhard Herbordt & Melanie Mohren, Eirini Sourgiadaki, Laura von Niederhäusern, Julia Weber, Kai Ziegner
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 10
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English (unless only German-speaking participants attend the course)
LehrformPool-Seminar
ZielgruppenMFA students
Lernziele / Kompetenzen
  • To introduce the participants to issues, possibilities and perspectives in artistic research.
  • To become familiar with various conceptions of artistic research, based on insights into research projects by the PhD candidates.
  • To be able to critically interrogate what an art-based research PhD can potentially be.
  • To achieve an awareness of methodologies, interdisciplinary approaches, and what it means in concrete terms to undertake a research project, as well as to write a research proposal and apply for funding.
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  • Einführung in Themen, Möglichkeiten und Perspektiven der künstlerischen Forschung.
  • Kennenlernen verschiedener Konzeptionen künstlerischer Forschung mittels Einblicke in die Forschungsprojekte der PhD-KandidatInnen.
  • Fähigkeit zur kritischen, sachverständigen Hinterfragung potenzieller künstlerischer PhD-Forschung.
  • Erkenntnis und Sensibilisierung hinsichtlich Methodologien, interdisziplinären Ansätzen und dafür, was es konkret heisst, ein Forschungsprojekt durchzuführen, einen Forschungsantrag zu schreiben und Finanzmittel zu beantragen.
InhalteThe seminar and workshop creates a dynamic platform for insight into and exchange of research-based knowledge. PhD group members will share experiences with their own research projects and will also give an introduction to different methods and methodologies of contemporary artistic research.

–1st part: short introduction to the history of artistic research and to select international examples of good practice, as well as a “research walk”, visiting different research institutes at the ZHdK.
–2nd part: practice-based workshop aiming to discuss and test different artistic research methods.

The discussion will focus on the difference between art and artistic research by asking ourselves about the society’s possible need of artistic research. We will also discuss the interdisciplinary aspect of the topic, looking at concrete research processes, and try to grasp the concept of the artefact as the outcome of artistic research.

Four PhD projects will be presented and discussed in more detail:
  • Cosmopolitics of the Body. The Location of Body and the Bounderies of Cosmopolitanism by Kamran Behrouz
  • Moving in and through different landscapes. Nomadic strategies to create installations/landscapes by Viviana Gonzalez
  • Institutionen als Kunst – Kunst als Institution. Künstlerische Recherchen und performative Transformationen by Bernhard Herbordt & Melanie Mohren
  • (M)eine Geschichte der Gewalt. Ein biographisches Experiment by Kai Ziegner
Bibliographie / Literatur
  • Badura, Jens (ed), Künstlerische Forschung. Ein Handbuch, 2015, Zürich: diaphanes
  • Lury, Cecilia; Wakeford, Nina (eds), Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social, Routledge, 2012
  • Schiesser, Giaco, What is at stake – Qu’est ce que l’enjeu? Paradoxes – Problematics – Perspectives in Artistic Research Today“, in: Arts, Research, Innovation and Society eds. Gerald Bast, Elias G. Carayannis [= ARIS, Vol. 1], 2015, New.York: Springer (abrufbar über: researchgate.org > Giaco Schiesser)
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMin. 80 % attendance
TermineTime: 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

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