CARPA6

The 6th Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts 2019

Performing Arts Research Centre (TUTKE) at the Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki hosts CARPA6. This year´s the conference is followed by a post-conference event Future Manifestos that closes the three-year project Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance and Performance (ADiE).

The shared theme of the conference is

ARTISTIC RESEARCH PERFORMS AND TRANSFORMS: BRIDGING PRACTICES, CONTEXTS, TRADITIONS & FUTURES

CARPA6 dates: 28-30 August 2019
Venue: Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki
https://kiasma.fi/en


ADiE date: 31 August 2019
Venu
e: Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Helsinki
https://www.zodiak.fi

Read more about ADiE:
Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance and Performance is an Erasm
us+ project: https://www.artisticdoctorates.com

 

REGISTRATION is now open until 18 August 2019

Please, read first the program carefully HERE before the registration and register CARPA6 via this LINK.

 

CONFERENCE FEES
150 € / 80€ (Doctoral students; valid student ID required).

If you are a Uniarts Helsinki staff member or a Uniarts Helsinki doctoral student, please note that owing to unversity policies personal payment is required. The fee to be paied is 80€ staff and 60€ doctoral student. more information: teak.carpa@uniarts.fi

 

Keynote Speakers

Adrian Heathfield
Professor of Performance and Visual Culture
Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance
University of Roehampton, London
http://www.adrianheathfield.net
Abstract
Bio

 

(Photo: copyright Tate)

Sibylle Peters
Professor, Doctor
FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research
Folkwang University of the Arts, Heterotopia Graduate Program
PhD Program Performing Citizenship
www.performingcitizenship.de 
Abstract
Bio

 

Erin Manning
Director, PhD in Humanities
Director, SenseLab
Concordia University
http://erinmovement.com
Abstract
Bio
 

Vida L. Midgelow
PhD, MA Dance Studies
Professor in Dance
Performing Arts Department
Middlesex University London
https://www.mdx.ac.uk
Abstract
Bio

Vision Statement

Artistic Research Performs and Transforms: Bridging Practices, Contexts, Traditions & Futures

CARPA6 attends to the practice of artistic research in the performing arts, inquiring specifically into its potentials for bridging gaps and shifting territorial borders. How does artistic research in the performing arts create interfaces between, interlink and challenge different themes, practices, media, conventions, disciplines and contexts that inform its generation and expression? What kinds of creative interstices are generated? How do these processes change specific performing arts such as dance, theatre, performance and live art? What does artistic research do to the performing arts, how does it transform them? What kinds of futures is artistic research in the performing arts generating?

These questions highlight that both the borders and nature of what constitutes performing arts exceeds simple definitions and are in a continuous process of transformation. In drawing upon and challenging previous artistic conventions, performing arts borrow from the past and project into the future. Other disciplines and life more generally play into creative processes and the material, artistic, social and institutional contexts that influence their specific unfolding are experimented with and contributed to.

Artistic research as a wider context deals with research in and through the arts that explores the epistemic potentials artistic practices involve. Artistic research strategies are developed to overcome representational approaches towards art, and artistic processes themselves are opened up as opportunities for research and knowledge creation. Through doing this, artistic research generates original insights into art and artistic practice and produces artwork as well as epistemic proposals. By extending artistic practice into new areas, artistic research questions and transforms both the performing arts and conventional conceptions of research. Artistic research has become to be understood as a transdisciplinary and even undisciplined venture that addresses that which is at once between the disciplines, across different disciplines, and beyond each individual discipline. With this background in mind, the conference aims at scrutinizing artistic research as a differentiating activity that both renews and confirms the performing arts and contributes to their aesthetic, critical, social, environmental and transformative potentials.

Doctoral students, doctoral graduates, independent researchers, artists and professors in the realm of the performing arts with a research focus in their work are invited to send in proposal and to attend CARPA6 Artistic Research Performs and Transforms.

This year’s CARPA conference is followed by the post-conference event Future Manifestos that closes the three-year project Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance and Performance (ADiE).

This Erasmus+ funded undertaking explored artistic doctoral education in dance and performance within Great Britain, Finland and Sweden and sought to substantiate and develop the relationship artistic doctorates have with the art field and the so-called creative industries. The post-conference event furthers the thematics of CARPA6 by focusing beyond the remits of ADiE. It presents, envisions and discusses utopian manifestos on future artistic research by artist-researchers working in collaboration with the ADiE network. The event is free of charge and open for CARPA delegates as well as artists, artist-pedagogues, artistic doctoral candidates, and artist-researchers engaged with the performing arts.

 

Programme

PROGRAMME

Tuesday 27 August: Pre-conference

12.00-17.00 Kiasma Theatre
INFO-desk and registration are open. Also, get your free Kiasma Museum card which is valid throughout the conference and post-conference event Future Manifestos.  

14.00-17.30
Trip around places in Helsinki without a trip advisor. Something historical, something political, something beautiful, something emerging and maybe something to eat at the end? Come along and do the trip with Karolina Kucia!

Meet you at Kiasma conference registration desk at 14.00. 8€ for a 1-day ticket (public transport) + food costs (optional).

18.00 I Love You, You´re Perfect, Now Change
Musical at Theatre Academy, Haapaniemenkatu 6. Free of charge, limited availability of tickets.
 

Wednesday 28 August: Conference Day 1
8.45-18.00
INFO-desk and the registration are open


9.15-9.30 Kiasma Theatre
Opening of the Conference
Leena Rouhiainen
Vice Dean (Research), Head of the Performing Arts Research Center,
Professor in Artistic Research


9.30 - 10.30 SESSION 1 (Kiasma Theatre)
Keynote Erin Manning: How Do We Repair?
Lecture performance

10.30-11.00
Coffee Service

11.00 - 12.30 SESSION 2 (Kiasma Theatre)
Esa Kirkkopelto: Componential Bodies in Intermedial Settings
Lecture performance

Joonas Lahtinen
What Should the Body Do? On Artistic Research, Power and Perception
Paper presentation

SESSION 3 (Outdoors)
Javier R. Casado: A Practice which is not Labour
Workshop

13.00-14.00
Lunch&Coffee
Restaurant Pääposti (next to Kiasma)

14.15-16.00 SESSION 4 (Kiasma Theatre)
Simo Kellokumpu, Vincent Roumagnac and Outi Condit: Q̶͈̬̿͝l̴̛̬̝̒o̵̰̍̔ǘ̴̼ḓ̷̟̓̅s̷̻̦̆Q̸̠̿͒u̷͓͚͊̽A̸̛̘͝r̷̖͈̀͝ṭ̶̏͘z̶̩̩͛re-opening
Performative experiment

SESSION 5 (Seminar Room)
Barbara Kremser: Leo - About the Disappearance of Escapist Places in Reality and Imaginations
Other artistic research arrangement

16.15 - 18.00 SESSION 6 (Kiasma Theatre)
Marie Hay: Ontological Interface(s): A Speakingdance Event
Performative experiment  


Bruce Barton: Dancing Voices, Voicing dances
Participatory Lecture demonstration 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: Unperforming Sound: from the Margins of Artistic Research
Lecture performance   

SESSION 7 (Seminar room)
Elina Saloranta: Letter-writing as Artistic Research
Performative experiment  


(Outdoors)
Sebastian Adams and Jools Gilson: Drench: Raining on the Radio and Other Stories
Transdisciplinary dialogue

18.15-19.30 Kiasma Theatre Foyer
CARPA6 Conference Reception
Opening
Jaana Erkkilä-Hill, Vice Rector (research), University of the Arts Helsinki


 

 

Thursday 29 August: Conference Day 2
8.45-18.00
INFO-desk and registration are open

9.15-9.30 Kiasma Theatre
Opening of the Day 2

9.30-10.45 SESSION 8 (Kiasma Theatre)
Keynote: Sibylle Peters: Performing the Right to Research

10.45-11.15
Coffee Break

11.15-13.00 SESSION 9 (Kiasma Theatre)
Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola: The Transformative Potential of Performance
Lecture demonstration 

SESSION 10 (Seminar Room)
Dominique Rivoal: Dyadic: Encounter Between
Workshop

13.00-14.00
Lunch&Coffee
Restaurant Pääposti (next to Kiasma)


14.15-16.15 SESSION 11 (Kiasma Theatre)
Anna Nazo: Granulas Silt
Performative experiment

Patrik Müller: Redesiating Performance: Palyeing in the Digital Network
Lecture performance  

Katherine Mezur: (and the Twins Return)... Uncommon Acts of Performance Dramaturgy in the Gesture of Things from Japanese and Mayan Mythologies
Performative experiment

SESSION 12 (Seminar room)
Karolina Kucia: Parasite; Monster and Exit - Mutation Exercises
Workshop  

Susanna Hast: Walking with Soldiers: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cadets
Lecture performance

16.15-16.30
PAUSE

16.30-17.45 SESSION 13 (Kiasma Theatre)
Elpida Rikou and Katerina Konstantinou: Doing Artistic: Research in Greece Today: Cases in Point
Paper presentation 


Falk Hübner: Against Method? Common Groud?
Paper presentation 


SESSION 14 (Outdoors)
Ajauksia group: Sensory Experiences: An Articulating Encountering and Perceiving Body in Urban Space
Workshop

 


Friday 30 August: Conference Day 3
8.45-17.00
INFO-desk and registration are open

9.15-9.30 Kiasma Theatre
Opening of the Day 3

9.30-10.45 SESSION 15 (Kiasma Theatre)
Keynote: Adrian Heathfield: Little Nothings

10.45-11.15
Coffee Break

10.45-17.00 SESSION 17 (Seminar Room, no registration)
Jana Unmussig:
Keep on Threading or: TITLE
Performative experiment

11.15-12.45 SESSION 16 (Kiasma Theatre)
Lucie Strecker: Applied Microperformativity: Report on Experimental Symposium
Lecture demonstration

Janhavi Dhamankar and Martin Rumori: I am here: Facing taxt, becoming text
Lecture performance

13.00-14.00
Lunch&Coffee
Restaurant Pääposti (next to Kiasma)

14.15-15.15 SESSION 18 (Kiasma Theater)
Verena Lercher, Sharma Gerriet Krishna and Russell Denzel: pasdedeuX - linguistic research installation, using discarded media, for 16 turntables and 2 performers
Performative experiment


15.15-15.30
PAUSE

 

15.30: Opening of the post-conference event FUTURE MANIFESTOS that closes the three-year project Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance and Performance (ADiE)

15.30-16.30 SESSION 19 (Kiasma Theatre)
Keynote: Vida Midgelow: Making a Difference via Sensuous Knowledge: The Artistic Doctoral Space

17.30-20.00 (Zodiak – Center for New Dance Helsinki)
Bye-Bye CARPA6 & Welcome FUTURE MANIFESTOS
Salad Buffet and wine

18.30-19.30
Zodiak - Center for New Dance Helsinki
Art and Love performance by Maija Hirvan
en, limited availability of places.

 


Saturday 31 August
9.30-18.00

Zodiak - Center for New Dance Helsinki
Post-conference event FUTURE MANIFESTOS


Read more about post-conference event FUTURE MANIFESTOS. The program for post-conference event FUTURE MANIFESTOS.

Book of Abstracts
TBC
Registration

REGISTRATION is now open until 18 August 2019

Please, read first he program carefully HERE before the registration and register CARPA6 via this LINK.

 

CONFERENCE FEES
150 € / 80€ (Doctoral students; valid student ID required).

If you are a Uniarts Helsinki staff member or doctoral student please note that owing to unversity policies personal payment is required. The fee to be paied is 80€ staff and 60€ doctoral student. (more information: teak.carpa@uniarts.fi

What is included in the registration fee?
1. The registration includes participation in all sessions: keynotes, presentations,  demonstrations and workshops.
1. The lunch buffet on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Restaurant Pääposti next to Kiasma,
2. The Reception on Wednesday in Kiasma
3. The Bye-Bye CARPA6 & Welcome ADiE Party on Friday in Zodiak.

In addition you can participate in the ADiE post-conference event Future Manifestos for free. FUTURE MANIFESTOS post-conference event starts in Kiasma Theatre on Friday 30 August at 15.30 o´clock and continues on Saturday 31 August in
Zodiak -  the Center for New Dance, Helsinki. 

The registration does NOT include: Banking costs (4-5 EUR) and travel and accommodation costs.

Registration & Information desk
Conference registration & Info desk is located in the entrance hall of the Kiasma Theatre. Pre-registration is opened on Tuesday 27 August.

INFO desk is open:
Tuesday 27 August                   12.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 28 August              8.45 – 18.00
Thursday 29 August                  8.45– 18.00
Friday 30 August                       8.45 – 17.00

Cancellation policy

If you cannot attend the conference, please inform CARPA Team at teak.carpa@uniarts.fi. Please do so, so that we can open up your place to someone else. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds of the registration fee.

Proceedings

Proceedings

Artistic Research Performs and Transforms: Bridging Practices, Context, Traditions & Futures CARPA6 Conference Proceedings will be published in the Performing Arts Research Centre’s multimedial publications series Nivel (nivel.teak.fi) in February 2020.


Texts to be published in the proceedings should be submitted no later than November 15, 2019 to teak.carpa@uniarts.fi.

 

The submitted texts should be based on the presentations given by the author(s) at the conference. The texts should adhere to the following guidelines and formats:

  • Submit the text as a word document, a docx. file     
  • The text should be written in English
  • The writer is responsible for the language check
  • The text can be anything between 1.000 to 4.000 words (maximum 10 pages) 
  • The line spacing should be 1,5 and the font 12 point Times New Roman with subtitles in bold
  • Use endnotes to mark references. Additionally, compile a reference list at the end of the text. In both cases follow the given annotation guide – see Tutke Structure and Annotation Guide (p. 6-19).
  • Images can be included, however, please ensure that you have the copyright for the images (including the photographer and those photographed). If you want the image to be included in a specific place in the text send a model example as a pdf-file alongside the text (docx.) and images (jpg.)
  • Video and audio clips can be linked to the publication from your own site or from the Research Catalogue http://www.researchcatalogue.net
Practical Information

Contact:  teak.carpa@uniarts.fi

INFO desk opening hours:

Tuesday 27 August                   12.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 28 August              8.45 – 18.00
Thursday 29 August                  8.45 – 18.00
Friday 30 August                       8.45 – 17.00

The INFO desk is located at the foyer of Kiasma Theatre, next to the entrance hall of Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

Get your free Kiasma Museum Card for four days from the reception.
 

WLAN:
KIASMA FREE

Plan your visit in Kiasma

 

Cancellation policy
If you cannot attend the conference, please inform CARPA Team at teak.carpa@uniarts.fi. Please do so, so that we can open up your place to someone else. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds of the registration fees.

Photo: Julia Kivelä/Helsinki Marketing

 

Lunch and Coffee
Restaurant Pääposti (Postitalo, Mannerheiminaukio 1 B)
Kiasma Café (Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2)

Eating out
Websites www.eat.fi are Raflaamo are very good ways of finding places to eat in Helsinki.

Water
It is safe to drink tap water in Finland. According to researchers Finnish tap water is cleaner and contains less bacteria than bottled water.

Information about the city of Helsinki and what to do?
myhelsinki.fi
Official Visitor Map - Helsinki Highlights 2019
4 Walking Rotes in Helsinki
Day in Helsinki map 2017

Helsinki Festival 15.8.-1.9.2019

 

Photo: Helsinki Marketing

 

LOCAL TRAFFIC

Travelling to and from the Airport
The journey by bus or by train between the airport and the city center takes about 30-40 minutes. Transport links to Helsinki Airport and Finnair bus. The final stop of buses and the train is the central railway station located in the center of Helsinki. More info about the access to Helsinki Airport.

Transport tickets: www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares

Helsinki Taxi: order a taxi, just call 0100 0700

Bicycles
To use yellow City bikes you need register for a daily, weekly or annual pass. There are plenty of city bike station and available bicycles all around the city center.


Journey Planner
www.reittiopas.fi is a very practical way of planning your trips with public transportation. The Journey Planner includeds all the buses, trams, trains and metro within Helsinki greater metropolitan area, as well as routes for walking and bicycling.

Photo: Lauri Rotko/Helsinki Marketing

 

IN THE CASE OF EMERGENCY
In Finland we use only one emergency number 112. The same number works in all EU countries. You can call in emergency number 112 free of charge from any phone with no need for an area code. Assistance is provided by police, rescue and ambulance service. In case the evacuation alarm sounds, everyone must leave their post regardless of what they are doing and go out of the Theatre and museum. Do not use the lifts.

Medical helpline
In cases of sudden illnesses and minor injuries during the conference call the Medical Helpline 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic. The service is open 24/7. The nearest emergency clinic at the city center is Haartman hospital Haartmaninkatu 4, Building 12. Opening times of the pharmacies.

 

ACCOMMODATION
There are multiple accommodation possibilities within a short distance of the colloquium venue.

Limited offer for CARPA6 conference guests:
Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki
www.sokoshotels.fi

  • 145 € (1 hh standard), 165 € (2 hh standard)

Scandic Park Helsinki

Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki
www.scandichotels.fi

  • 125 € (1 hh standard), 145 € (2 hh standard)

Booking codes will be send to the conference participants upon registration. The discounted hotel prices in Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti are available for bookings until 30th of July 20.00 and Scandic Park Helsinki until 1st of September. If your booking includes other days than the conference days then the code will not work through the online booking, in such cases please book your room by e-mail.

Here are more hotels with the reasonable price and a short distance of the colloquim venue.  Take direct contact to the hotel for the reservation:

Park Hotel
Pohjolankatu 38, Helsinki
www.park.fi

Omena Hotels
Self-service hotels in various locations.
www.omenahotels.com/en

The Yard Concept Hostel
Kalevankatu 3 A 45, Helsinki
theyard.fi

Hostel Diana Park
Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki
www.dianapark.fi

Airbnb
Various accommodation options in Helsinki from €50/room and €100/apartment
www.airbnb.com

Foremon
Various accommodation options in Helsinki
www.forenom.com

Photo: Helsinki Marketing

 

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Call for proposals

ARTISTIC RESEARCH PERFORMS AND TRANSFORMS: BRIDGING PRACTICES, CONTEXTS, TRADITIONS & FUTURES

OPEN: 1 January – 28 February 2019 at 23:59 Helsinki time.

CARPA6 dates: 28-30 August 2019
Venue: Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki
https://kiasma.fi/en


ADiE date: 31 August 2019
Venue
: Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Helsinki
https://www.zodiak.fi
https://www-artisticdoctorates.com

 

YOUR PROPOSAL
 

Before submitting your proposal, please read the CARPA6 Vision Statement above.

 

In order to fill the form, we request you to deliver the personal information and the contents of your presentation:

The title of your presentation

Short abstract of your presentation (approx. 300 words)

Short biography (approx. 80 words)

Collaborators: If you are submitting a group proposal, please add here the other members of the group. Last name, first name, title and affiliation. Later, each group member needs to register separately!
 

FORM OF YOUR PRESENTATION


The conference hosts a variety of presentation formats and particularly supports proposals that cut across practices, contexts and disciplines.

Choose a presentation format that is the most suited for your proposal

Your presentations can take the format of:

  • paper presentations,
  • lecture-performances,
  • workshops,
  • performative experiments,
  • transdisciplinary dialogues
  • other artistic research arrangements.

DURATION

The duration of the presentations can be either 30 minutes or 60 minutes long including discussion.

VENUES

Propose a venue that is the most suited for your presentation. Please, give few options. We will consider the type of the presentation that you have proposed and allocate the limited venues accordingly. Please, notice also that there is a limited time for setting up your presentation *.

The venues available are:

  • a black box theatre
  • a seminar room
  • an open foyer with natural light
  • You may also propose an outdoor presentation

The presentations are offered limited technical equipment and support.

  1. Note! The form is open 60 minutes
  2. To complete your submission, click first "Proceed" and then "Confirm"
  3. After clicking "confirm" you will shortly receive a confirmation email which includes your proposal.
  4. You can modify your proposal until 28 February 23:59, Helsinki time
  5. To modify your proposal, click the link in the confirmation email. Remember to save a copy of your proposal

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE.
 

IMPORTANT DATES

Applicants will be informed about their acceptance / rejection by 8 April 2019 via email.

Accepted presenters are asked to confirm their participation and send in a completed abstract by 29 April 2019 to teak.carpa@uniarts.fi
 

Registration for the CARPA6 colloquium is open: 10 June 2019 - 18 August 2019 (23:59 Helsinki time)
 

COLLOQUIUM FEES

150 € / 80€ (Doctoral students; valid student ID required).

The fee includes a lunch buffet on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, a Reception Toast on Thursday and a Bye-Bye & Welcome Party on Friday.

In addition you can participate in the ADiE post-conference event Future Manifestos for free. 

Contact: teak.carpa@uniarts.fi