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

To submit your proposal, please read the CARPA6 vision statement and the instructions for the call for proposals below. Submit your proposal here

Important dates:

  • The Call for Proposals will be open on 1 January - 28 February 2019
  • The selection of the presenters is made by 8 April 2019
  • Presenters are asked to confirm their participation by 29 April 2019
  • The registration will be open on 10 June - 18 August 2019
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.

 

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

 

 

 

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

Programme
TBC
Book of Abstracts
TBC

Registration

The online registration is open on 10 June - 18 August 2019 at 23:59 (CET time).

Please, see more below by opening the blue rectangle.

Registration

The online registration is open on 10 June - 18 August 2019 at 23:59 (CET time)

 

CONFERENCE FEES

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

 

NOTICE: If you are a Uniarst Helsinki staff member and your employer will pay for your registration in the conference, please contact the CARPA team: teak.carpa@uniarts.fi  by 26 April 2019.

 

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 Kiasma.

In addition you can participate in the ADiE post-conference event Future Manifestos on Friday - Saturday 30-31 August 2019 for free. Future Manifestos post-conference event starts on Friday afternoon in Kiasma and continues on Saturday in Zodiak. 

A joint conference dinner (at your own expenses) is held on Thursday in the Oodi Central Library which is located next to Kiasma.

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 – 17.00
Thursday 29 August                  8.45– 17.00
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 fe

Practical Information

Contact:  teak.carpa@uniarts.fi

INFO desk opening hours:

Tuesday 27 August                   12.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 28 August              8.45 – 17.00
Thursday 29 August                  8.45 – 17.00
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.

WLAN
KIASMA FREE

Plan you 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 fee.

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 an 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 as well as routes for walking an 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 our 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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