MFA Creative Arts Research: an introduction Week 40

29.09.2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
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MFA 1st year
MFA 2nd year

Week 40 Tuesday September 29
10:00 Discussion of rules of engagement for feedback and constructive critique.

10:15 – 11.30
PechaKucha – MA2 – Inga Skålnes
PechaKucha - MA2 – Hilde Pythkowski
PechaKucha - MA2 - Serhed Waledkhani
PechaKucha – MA1 – Susanna Barlow
*The PechaKucha exercise aim is to find and concentrate on the core of your proposed MFA project*

Break 11.30 – 11.45 (15 Mins)

Lecture 11.45-12.45 Nancy Mauro-Flude ‘Paraphernalia and the trash stratum’ Atis Resistanz are a community of Haitian artists who combine Vodou and sculpture in their artwork, their syncretic juxtapositions are made from discarded paraphernalia and trash. They live in Port-au-Prince in the Grand Rue slum where first Ghetto Biennale was held (2009).

Break 12.45 – 13:45

Reading / Writing Group 01: Diana Lindbjerg, Martinus Suijkerbuijk, Susann Jamtøy
Topic: Media Archeology - Insect Media
Presentation (30min)
Group feedback and discussion (20 mins)

Parikka, Jussi (2015) ‘Sites of Media Archaeology: Producing the Contemporary as a Shared Topic’, Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 2.1 1–147. p. 8-14.
Reference copy available in Library.

Whitelaw, Mitchell (2013) ‘Sheer Hardware: Material Computing in the Work of Martin Howse and Ralf Baecker’ Scan Journal. Volume 10, Number 2.
Available: [Accessed 20, September 2015].

Jussi Parika – ‘Insect media Interview’ with John Protevi, Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science (APPS) blog.
Available: [Accessed 20, September 2015].

Discretionary Extra readings:
Excerpts from the book Insect media by Jussi Parika can also be found here: Available: [Accessed 20, September 2015].

Maria Fernanda Cardoso
Flea Circus

Earth Code | Core litany

NOTE I've listed page numbers for certain chapters and it is not required to read the entire book etc.

Break 10 min 14.55 -15 05

15.05 – 15.45
Reading / Writing Group 02: – Taylor Edin, Janir Shani, Ben Connell
Topic: Post colonialism - Post modernism
Presentation 30min
Feedback and discussion 20 mins

Jameson, Fredric (1991)Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Duke University Press, Durham. p.1-54
Available from: [Accessed 20, September 2015].

Lyotard, Jean-François. (1984) The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge, trans. Geoffrey Bennington and Brian Massumi, University of Minnesota Press. p. 3-18, 79-82.
Available from:
[Accessed 20, September 2015].

Bhabha, Homi K. (1994) ‘The Post Colonial and the Post Modern’ The Location of Culture. London: Routledge. p. 171-197.
Available from: [Accessed 20, September 2015].

Discretionary Extra readings:
Conrad, Edward W. (1974) 'The Presentation of Narrative', NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter). Duke University Press.p.116-132.
Available from: [Accessed 20, September 2015].

Spivak, Gayatri, 1988 ‘Can the subaltern speak?’ Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture.
Available from: [Accessed 20, September 2015].

Originally published in Nelson, C. and Grossberg, L. Eds. (1988) Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, Urbana: University of Illinois Press. p. 271-313.

Related Artwork and Projects:
Heart of Darkness (2012)
38 writers, musicians and artists from across the globe to compose, perform or imagine new work in A Room for London, a one-bedroom Heart of Darkness-influenced installation perched on a roof high above the River Thames. All but two of these works are freely available online and can be downloaded, streamed or viewed on this Artangel website: Accessed 20, September 2015].

Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism
Located in Johannesburg, we seek to be a critical node in the re-territorializing of global intellectual production. We are a centre for theoretical work that takes seriously a position in the South while addressing international conversations and problématiques. We take the labour of theory and criticism to be significant political work that is crucial to the experimentation in social forms.

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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