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 3 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, music, 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: 3 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 Midgelow
PhD, MA Dance Studies
Professor in Dance
Performing Arts Department
Middlesex University London
https://www.mdx.ac.uk
Bio

Programme
TBC
Book of Abstracts
TBC

Registration

The online registration is open on 3 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 3 June - 18 August 2019 at 23:59 (CET time)

CONFERENCE FEES

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

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

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              9.00 – 17.00
Thursday 29 August                  9.00 – 17.00
Friday 30 August                       9.00 – 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
 

INFO desk is open:

Tuesday 27 August                   12.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 28 August              9.00 – 17.00
Thursday 29 August                  9.00 – 17.00
Friday 30 August                       9.00 – 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