Artistic Research

Writings about contemporary topics, latest events and activities in artistic research.

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Person watching a video installation wearing a headset. Located in the Theatre Academy's premises.


Show: All CfAR Research Pavilion SAAR Tutke
  • Looking at complex geographies through posthuman visualities – The Polar Silk Road

    Elena Mazzi asks how posthuman visualities can bring to light the deep environmental, social, political and economic changes that are currently affecting the Arctic regions. Mazzi is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • Maasuhteita

    Noora Sandgren tutkii maasuhteita erilaisten kehojen yhteisaineenvaihduntaan keskittyen. Hän on yksi viidennen Tutkimuspaviljongin residenssitaiteilijoista.

  • Slippery Theories of Togetherness: A Sonic Proposition

    Hannah Rowan’s and Anastasia (A) Khodyreva’s research and material practices look at the phase change in matter, particularly ice and other water phases, to think about how slipperiness relates to durational, relational, and response-able practice of togetherness. The duo are artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • The Water Carries me

    Neill Lin asks what is an eco-feminist approach towards the architecture of water. What are alter-native stories of water in trans-national cultural bodies? What space can water inspire? Lin is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • Summer Academy for Artistic Research 2023

    Summer Academy for Artistic Research (SAAR) is a joint Nordic project between the partner countries Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

  • Obreras

    Camila Flores Fernandez’s work was born out of her anthropological research and collective art creation with Afroperuvian women peasant (field) workers of the community of El Carmen, Chincha, Southern coastal Peru. “Obreras” is a work-in-process meant to be an artistic installation composed of spoken words, written words and audiovisual footage. Flores Fernandez is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • entanglement

    Agata Ruchlevicz Dzianach asks at which point, as humans, we have forgotten that we are part of nature. For this purpose, she will create a haptic archive where the textures of the human skin and the fragments of the natural environment are juxtaposed and mixed losing their origins. Ruchlevicz Dzianach is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • Night Boats: The case of Golden Princess

    Toni Brell and Angeliki Tzortzakaki will tell stories of socio-geo-ecological entanglements through the fictionalised setting of a night boat, inspired by the multilayered history of the Finlandia cruise ship that between 1975 and 1988 sailed around the Baltic Sea under different identities. Wrapped into the format of a ghost sea-vessel story, they will research and speak about the changing landscapes and scenarios that we are haunted by due to a perennial planetary crisis. Brell and Tzortzakaki are artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • Children of Compost: physical and conceptual humus shaped into a fanzine

    Sara Blosseville’s project is about retracing the material history of her female elders through sculpture. It explores the idea of our shared kind as a fertile humus, including the other species and the materiality surrounding us in generational heritage, which make us and the future world, as much as other humans. Blosseville is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • The Holobiont That Therefore I Am

    Bárbara Sánchez Barroso wants to tell a new evolutionary story, in which emerging, more profound relationships with animals and other more-than-human entities could be established. Barroso is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • Common Sense

    Sara Bédard-Goulet and Damien Beyrouthy’s project builds on epistemological and artistic practices to propose different situations to puzzle over a set of images from the internet that have no apparent relationship between them. These situations allow for discussions on current challenges through discussing the images, thus creating relational knowledge that reflect a plurality of perspectives. Bédard-Goulet and Beyrouthy are two of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5 .

  • Weather Stop Fiction Stop

    The Fiction Group – Adam Kaasa, Nicky Coutts and Jessica Wiesner – writes to prompts as its art fiction method. There will be two devices to navigate the week in Kallio-Kuninkala as generative research in progress: the impulses of punctuation and of weather. The members of the Fiction Group are artists-in-residence in Research Pavilion #5.

  • Walking Festival of Sound

    The transdisciplinary event by the artists Jacek Smolicki, Tim Shaw and Elena Biserna explores the role of walking through and listening to our everyday surroundings. Smolicki, Shaw and Biserna are artists-in-residence in Research Pavilion #5.

  • Spaces in -between -työpajatyöskentely ja presentaatio Suomenlinnassa

    Mammu Rankanen tutkii ammattitanssijoista koostuvan työryhmänsä kanssa, miten ulkoinen tila vaikuttaa sisäisen tilan kokemukseen ja hetkessä muotoutuvaan tanssiin. Rankanen ja työryhmä työskentelevät Tutkimuspaviljonki #5:n residenssissä.

  • Data Ocean Theatre / Tragedy & the Goddexxes / VII. Exodos

    Vincent Roumagnac’s project aims at scenographically exploring the troubles of the – climatic, technological, affective – contemporary collective condition of “submersion”, and at generating a poetic understanding of the phenomena, and – hopefully – a collective solace through art and research. Roumagnac is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • Of Various Tongues

    “Of Various Tongues” is a longform experimental sound work that Nyokabi Kariũki uses to explore the complexities of post-colonial African identity. “Colonialism and its aftermath have created a generation of us who have had to reconcile with hybrid, and in some way, fragmented, identities,” she writes. Kariũki is one of the artists-in-residence of Research Pavilion #5.

  • CfAR post doc grants – deadline 23.9.2022

  • Klaus Maunuksela: Artistic research is a question to be posed in the form of an intensity

    A Q&A with doctoral candidate Klaus Maunuksela, whose artistic background is in dramaturgy, playwriting and literature.

  • Interviewing doctoral candidates: Juli Reinartz

    Choreographer Juli Reinartz’ research focuses on how disorientation allows us to relate to bodies differently.

  • Interviewing doctoral candidates: Mammu Rankanen

    A Q&A with Maarit “Mammu” Rankanen, a dancer, choreographer and dance pedagogue.

About this blog

Artistic research is one of Uniarts Helsinki’s specialities. In this blog you can read about latest activities in the field from our community and guest writers. The blog is currently updated by Uniarts Helsinki’s Research Pavilion, the Performing Arts Research Centre Tutke and the Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR).

What is artistic research?

Taiteellinen tutkimus on yksi yliopistomme erityispiirre. Lue blogista yliopistoyhteisömme ja vierailijoiden kirjoituksia ja ajatuksia taiteellisen tutkimuksen ajankohtaisista ilmiöistä ja tapahtumista. Blogia päivittää tällä hetkellä Taideyliopiston Tutkimuspaviljonki, Esittävien taiteiden tutkimuskeskus Tutke ja Taiteellisen tutkimuksen tutkimuskeskus (CfAR).