Too early, too late: 14th International Conference on Artistic Research

19.04.2023 - 10:00 to 21.04.2023 - 16:00
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Proposal deadline: November 14, 1pm
Conference dates: April 19–21, 2023

What kind of artistic research practices would enable us to reflect and respond effectively to the urgencies of our moment?
A moment when it becomes increasingly clear that bug-fixing and incremental improvement cannot be enough. Rather than decoration and further embellishment, our world requires substantial, systemic change more urgently than ever before. We are seeking examples and models of artistic research that, more than merely negotiating disciplinary divides, actively embrace them — as spaces of conceptual freedom, of creative agency, and of societal imagination.

What does it mean to create something new?
While everyone talks about innovation, we see a need to emancipate the concept and value of novelty towards circular or cyclic modes of creativity.

What is artistic research responsible for?
While everyone talks about impact, we seek a capacity of artistic research to participate in transition processes, through sharing methods, questioning ownership, and creating confidence.

What is the right time and form?
While everyone talks about solutions, we look for artistic research challenging both its own temporality and formats of documentation, as well as anticipating future forms of value.

From April 19–21, 2023, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will host the 14th International Conference on Artistic Research in Trondheim. Organized in collaboration with the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), it is the largest conference on practice based research through the arts.

We call for proposals for presentations of artistic research projects in two formats: Short format, 20 minutes followed by 20 minutes discussion. Long format, 40 minutes followed by 40 minutes discussion. We encourage experimental presentation formats.

The Conference Committee will organize a single-blind peer-review process before the final selection of the presentations for the program. Therefore, the committee issues a separate call for peer reviewers.

Peer reviewers will be excluded from submitting proposals by themselves. The criteria of the evaluation process are transparent and publicly available. The aim is to make the result of the peer reviews available to each submitter. Further information on this pilot procedure will be provided in November after the submissions have been received.

Deadline for submission is at 1pm CEST, on November 14, 2022. Please follow the guidelines to submit a proposal for a contribution:

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

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

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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