The Second Arrival

interval 2 team outside the Reagenz space

In the past week, we have begun the in-situ work of the project’s second interval, meeting at Reagenz and Alte Technik. The photo was taken on the first day in front of Reagenz, space for artistic experiments, from left to right: Fulya Uçanok, Daniele Pozzi, Hanns Holger Rutz, Franziska Hederer, Nayarí Castillo, Elena Redaelli.

This time, both incoming artists work with the principle investigators at the two adjacent spaces of Reagenz. We begin with a three weeks phase in Graz, followed by an intensive two weeks retreat near Lecce, in Italy, where we are joined by Susanne Bosch as facilitator, and the second part of the interval takes place at the Mahler university in Klagenfurt (GMPU). Some initial results will be presented at the GMPU’s Forschungsforum (research forum) on 16 April at 5 pm (Mießtaler Straße 8, Klagenfurt).

simularr calls for contributions to Forum Artistic Research symposium in Klagenfurt

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Under the title Listen for Beginnings, we co-organise the first interdisciplinary symposium Forum Artistic Research at the Gustav Mahler Private University for Music (GMPU) in Klagenfurt, AT, which will take place 27–29 June 2024. A major focus of the three day event is approaches to collaboration and togetherness in artistic research, thus creating a strong link with simularr. Please see the Call-for-Contributions which is open until 02 February 11 February 2024.

Walking is Still Honest

someone holding a question cardphoto: A. Ivinskaitė

The symposium Walking is still honest in Vilnius was an excellent opportunity to show our ongoing research in simularr, discussing findings, and experimenting with methods.

The symposium at SODAS2123 was dedicated to walking and represented a great framework to share not only the individual research processes opened during the intensive weeks phase of the first simularr interval, but also some overarching questions and proceedings. Daniele Pozzi presented his ongoing experiment, a project based on sonic mapping of the spaces of the Schrattenberg compound, allowing the participants to feel and record the space while hearing and correlating with memories, simultaneous with the documented experience of the person before. Nayarí Castillo presented her transposable objects, a performance activating liminal spaces and found objects of the compound. The action gave context and opened magical portals on the different surfaces of transposed objects. Hanns Holger Rutz, on his side, revealed dialogical objects and other conceptual movements within space.

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simularr’s Nayarí Castillo has been invited to take part in the Techno-disobedience week work session in Graz (23–27 October 2023), co-organised by Constant Brussels and esc medien kunst labor Graz. The workshop focused on collective processes, technological environments, and projects that contest capitalist forms of art production. This environment allowed Castillo to present and discuss different findings of simularr, mostly on collaborative practices and forms of disobedience. Castillo provided input from simularr with a specialised workshop on walking as a method for research. For this occasion, she presented question walks as a research method and discussed possibilities for implementation with the workshop participants.

simularr Announces Workshop at ULisboa

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simularr and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisboa are happy to announce a call for participation in the workshop Simultaneous Mapping Practices on speculative forms of collaborative space mapping. The interdisciplinary workshop is directed at artists-researchers with practices across different media. In close collaboration with the Department of Communication Design, Department of Multimedia Art, and the Department of Sculpture at FBAUL, we encourage PhD students, MA students, and other practitioners-researchers to participate.

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