CARPA5

The 5th Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts

31 August - 2 September 2017

At the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki

CARPA5

 

Contact
teak.carpa@uniarts.fi

 

CARPA5 is supported by Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta / Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

Organised by the Theatre Academy & the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki

CARPA5: Perilous Experience? 
– Extending Experience through Artistic Research

 

 

CARPA5 keynote talks will be shortly uploaded on the Uniarts Helsinki Youtube channel.

 

 

On the pre-colloquium day, 30 August 2017, The Performing Arts Research Centre Tutke celebrates its 10th Anniversary. All CARPA5 participants are welcomed to join the birthday party! More information on the Registration form.

 

 

Vision Statement

The 5th Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts organised by
the Theatre Academy and the Academy of Fine Arts of the Uniarts Helsinki

 

Perilous Experience? 
 - Extending Experience through Artistic Research

 

During the past ten years, discussions in the area of artistic research have been informed by numerous new academic trends and research areas such as post-humanism, new materialism and realism, processuality, ‘OOO’, affect theory, ‘ANT’, hybridization, cyber-culture, post-colonial and queer studies, media, science and technology studies, animal studies etc. These approaches have provided important theoretical support for artist-researchers´ attempts to relate artistic practices to the expanding ideas of reality, to its increasing otherness and strangeness.

 

The topic of the CARPA5 will juxtapose contemporary theorisation with more perennial questions concerning such threshold experiences and cultural practices that have framed human culture across the ages and are today typically considered pathological, paranormal, spiritual or mystic. While the arts have always been inspired and influenced by these dimensions of human existence, mainstream academic research has pushed these phenomena to the margins of reality.  Artist-researchers and art practitioners themselves have begun to initiate new experimental ways for considering these phenomena in critical discussion with the natural sciences and humanities.

 

CARPA5 asks: how does the research of the anomalistic, through artistic means, help us relocate experience in a world that has multiplied by extending beyond all human-centred perspectives? How do we produce experience and retrace its limits through artistic research?

 

CARPA5 invites artist-researchers at doctoral and post-doctoral levels to submit proposals related to the following themes: Abnormal, Anomalistic, Ascesis, BDSM, Birth, Boredom, Death, Disability, Dream, Extra-sensory, Fantasy, Healing, Hypnosis & Suggestibility, Intoxication, Magic, Mysticism, Occultism, Paranormal, Possession, Psychedelia, Psychopathology, Sensory deprivation, Trance…

 

 

 

Keynote Speakers

 

Lisa Blackman:

Speculative Science, Threshold Experiences and Transubjectivities

Professor Lisa Blackman is co-head of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London

Blackman's abstract and bio
Blackman's website

 

Etzel Cardeña:

From Monkey-mind to Embodied Performance Presence

Etzel Cardeña is Professor in Psychology, Lund University, and head of the Centre for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP)

Cardeña's abstract and bio
Cardeña's website

 

Ray Langenbach:

“Riddle Coma”: Enthrallment at the Neuro-receptor Theatre

Ray Langenbach is Professor in Live Art and Performance Studies, Uniarts Helsinki

Langenbach's abstract and bio
Langenbach's website (password: Langenbach)

 

 

Programme

 

 

Tutke 10th Anniversary Reception
Wednesday 30 August, 5 pm–8 pm, Theatre Academy

On the day before CARPA5 begins, the Performing Arts Research Centre Tutke celebrates its 10th Anniversary! All CARPA5 participants are welcomed to join the 10-yearold’s birthday party. Sign in and purchase the party ticket when registering to the colloquium!

 

CARPA5 Programme

Thursday 31 August

09.00 – 09.30

Colloquium Opening

9.30 – 10.30

ETZEL CARDEÑA
From Monkey-mind to Embodied Performance Presence

10.45 – 12.30 SESSION 1

Falk Hübner, Nirav Christophe, Henny Dörr, Marieke Nooren & Joris Weijdom
Transforming Absence. Re-creating Experience through Artistic Research

Zosia Holubowska
Creating Queer Safer Spaces through Music

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch & Coffee

13.30 – 15.15 SESSION 2

Kristina Junttila Valkoinen & Liisa Jaakonaho
Becoming Disabled - A Lecture Demonstration

Azadeh Fatehrad
You Are Conditioned

15.30-17.15 SESSION 3

Outi Pulkkinen
Workshop on the Boundary of the Conscious and Subconscious Mind

Pia Lindman
Memo: Nose Ears Eyes

Experience Kalevala treatments! Book your session with Pia Lindman by email: piuska@mit.edu. Sessions every Thursday 17-21 and Sunday 10-14 from 3rd to 27th of August. Reserve two hours for one session. Session is free of charge for all registered CARPA5 attendees.

 

17.30 – 18.30 Presentation and discussion: ADiE project

Vida Midgelow, Jane Bacon, Camilla Damkjaer & Leena Rouhiainen
Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Experiences and Perils

This roundtable will share and debate research emerging from the ‘Artistic Doctorates in Europe’ (ADiE, a 3-year EU funded project)

 

Friday 1 September

9.15 – 9.30

Opening the Colloquium Day 2

9.30 – 10.30

LISA BLACKMAN
Speculative Science, Threshold Experiences and Transubjectivities

10.45 – 12.30 SESSION 4

Susanne Martin
Searching for the Fountain of Age – A Danced Lecture

Leena Rouhiainen
Exposing breath: Nascent Experience and Experimental Writing-Reading

Outi Condit
Remote Control Human

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch & Coffee

13.30 – 15.15  SESSION 5

Elina Saloranta
Transparencies from the Past

Tero Nauha
An Advent of Performance

Taneli Luotoniemi
Dimensional Claustrophobia – Evoking the Occult Form

15.30 – 17.15  SESSION 6

Pauliina Hulkko
Minimalism, Mysticism and Dramaturgy

Mariana Terra
Learning about the Intensity of Light by the Almost Invisible

 

17.30-19.30   Guided visit to the Uniarts Helsinki Exhibition Laboratory

 

Saturday 2 September

9.15 – 9.30

Opening the Colloquium Day 3

9.30-10.30

RAY LANGENBACH
“Riddle Coma”: Enthrallment at the Neuro-receptor Theatre

10.45 – 12.30  SESSION 7

Gabriele Goria
Sharing Silence - presentation on the meditation experiment

Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, Irene Kajo, Teemu Päivinen, Leena Rouhiainen & Riku Saastamoinen
Presentation: Connecting Phone Booths – Sharing Perilous in an Intersubjective Space

Esa Kirkkopelto
Paranormal Performance: Researching, Playing or Hallucinating?

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch & Coffee

13.30 – 15.30 SESSION 8

Gretchen Jude
Attending to the Everyday Mystic: A Critical Workshop in Deep Listening

Vappu Jalonen
Noise Time: 3

 

16.00 - 18.00 Colloquium Closing

 

During all three colloquium days in the Lobby area of the Theatre Academy:

Gabriele Goria
Sharing Silence     –     Experiment in a Meditation Room

Annette Arlander
Performing with Plants      –       Installation

Honkasalo, Kajo, Päivinen, Rouhiainen & Saastamoinen
Connecting Phone Booths – Sharing Perilous in an Intersubjective S
pace   –       Installation

 

 

Registration

Registration

 

 

The online registration is open from 20 June until 20 August 2017.

 

Colloquium Fees
90 EUR / 50 EUR doctoral students
+ banking costs

Lunch buffet
45 EUR     (Including a vegetarian lunch & coffee on Thursday, Friday and Saturday)


 

Practical information

Colloquium venue

Theatre Academy
Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki

 

Contact

CARPA5 Team          teak.carpa@uniarts.fi

 

Accommodation possibilities

 

  • There are multiple accommodation possibilities within a short distance of the colloquium venue. You can reserve a hotel room directly from the hotel of your choice.

  • For accommodation possibilities: List of hotels within a short distance of the colloquium venue.

 

Visitors' Guide

 

Cancellation policy

  • If you cannot attend the colloquium, 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.

 

What is included in the registration fee?

  • The registration includes:Participation in all sessions: keynotes, presentations, demonstrations and workshops.

  • The registration does NOT include:
    Banking costs (4-5 EUR)
    Travel and accommodation costs
    Lunches
    • You will need to purchase the Lunches for 45 EUR.
      This includes the lunch buffet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

 

Registration & Information desk

Wednesday 30 August                  13.00 – 16.00
Thursday 31 August                      08.00 – 18.00
Friday 1 September                       08.00 – 18.00
Saturday 2 September                  08.00 – 18.00

Colloquium registration & Info desk is located in the entrance hall of the Theatre Academy

You may ask at the Info desk about displaying publications or other materials during the colloquium, for instance a sample copy of your new publication.

 

Proceedings

The Perilous Experience CARPA5 Colloquium Proceedings will be published in the Performing Arts Research Centre’s multimedial publications series Nivel (nivel.teak.fi) in January 2017.
Texts to be published in the proceedings should be submitted no later than November 15, 2017 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

 

 

Book of Abstracts
Download CARPA5 Book of Abstracts (pdf - updated 11/08/2017)
Proceedings

Proceedings

The Perilous Experience CARPA5 Colloquium Proceedings will be published in the Performing Arts Research Centre’s multimedial publications series Nivel (nivel.teak.fi) in January 2017.
Texts to be published in the proceedings should be submitted no later than November 15, 2017 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
Call for Proposals

CARPA5: Call for Proposals

We kindly encourage you to submit a proposal for presentation addressing one or more of the topics of CARPA5. The call for proposals is open until 2 May 2017.

 

The CARPA5 theme is Perilous Experience? – Extending Experience through Artistic Research

CARPA5 asks: how does research of the anomalistic through artistic means help us to relocate experience in a world that has multiplied by extending beyond all human-centred perspectives? How do we produce experience and retrace its limits through artistic research?

 

The colloquium approaches its topic area without specific disciplinary framings, collaboratively, and performatively, in an attempt to support the fruitful meeting of various points of view. It seeks common points of contact, resonating surfaces, and rhythmic interference between its heterogeneous but constituent parts.

Like in the previous colloquia, the focus is on artistic / pedagogical practice.

 

Before submitting your proposal, please see the Vision Statement above.

To submit your proposal, fill in the submission form.

 

The proposals can include:

  • Practical workshops
  • Lecture-demonstrations
  • Paper presentations
  • Visual presentations
  • Installations
  • Video projections
  • Other artistic research arrangements.

 

Please note that

  • Maximum duration for paper presentations is 30 minutes including discussion.
  • Maximum duration for other types of presentations is 60 minutes including discussion.
  • In your proposal, please describe the format of your presentation.
  • The maximum length for submitted proposals is 2500 characters (about 300 words).
  • The maximum length of the bio is 500 characters.
  • A refined version of the proposal is required after acceptance.

 

The call for proposals is open until 2 May 2017, 23:59 (Helsinki time).

  • Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 24 May 2017.
  • Presenters are asked to confirm their participation by 1 June 2017.
  • The final abstracts need to submitted by 18 June 2017.
  • Registration for the CARPA5 colloquium is open 20 June – 20 August 2017 (23:59 Helsinki time)

 

About the available venues

The venues available are a black box theatre space and an open foyer with natural light. You may also propose an outdoor presentation. The foyer is a large public space at the entrance of the building.

Please let us know in advance the equipment you need, even if it is just a video projector for your computer. This way are able to provide you with necessary technical equipment and help. Please keep in mind that we cannot provide resources for large, full-blown performances. Please, also note that there are limitations of using any stuff, liquids or materials that can damage the floors and the walls.

We will take into account the type of presentation you have proposed and allocate the limited venues accordingly, but if you have specific needs please let us know.