Date: Thursday, October 6th 2016 / Time: 5:00 pm / Place: Zentrum Fokus Forschung, Heiligenkreuzerhof (Schönlaterngasse 5, 1010 Wien)

Information about the Artistic Research PhD Programme.

In the autumn of 2016, five candidates will begin their PhD projects within the newly launched Artistic Research PhD Programme at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. At the event SUPER VISION, the new colleagues will share their visions as outlined in their respective research proposals and give some insight into the reason behind their aim to start an artistic research PhD at the Angewandte. The event will also include a conversation between the candidates, Nikolaus Gansterer (inaugural guest professor at the Zentrum Fokus Forschung) and Henk Borgdorff (President of the Society for Artistic Research), lead by Alexander Damianisch (head of Zentrum Fokus Forschung).

— Michael Kargl, Performative Materiality, supervision: Brigitte Kowanz

— Ralo Mayer, Space Un/Settlements, supervision: Ferdinand Schmatz

— Marie-Claude Poulin, Mutations – bodily perception, analog and digital dispositives, supervision: Ruth Schnell

— Katarina Šoškić, The Journey: tourist zones, seasons and fields in between, supervision: Jan Svenungsson

— Anna Vasof, Non-Stop Stop-Motion, supervision: Judith Eisler

Since the number of seats is limited, please register for the event until october 3rd, 2016: zff@uni-ak.ac.at

Please also note that the event will end at 6:30 pm as to connect with the opening of the Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL) exhibition Labor der Plötzlichkeit starting with an opening performance by Nikolaus Gansterer. We invite you for an informal exchange afterwards.

The Artistic Research PhD Programme is a postgraduate study programme in the field of art, located at the Zentrum Fokus Forschung. The programme focuses on artistic work, which is regarded as the basis of knowledge production. It is governed by topics and practices of artistic research. Criteria for the acceptance of candidates are the potential for innovation and possible social relevance of the artistic research proposal and the knowledge of the national and international research context.

The Zentrum Fokus Forschung is a unit at the University of Applied Arts Vienna at which — complementary to existing departments at the Angewandte — independent artistic research is generated and connected. Artistic work is regarded as the basis of knowledge production, of course in a productive relation towards existing ways of knowledge development as they have been established in other fields of research.

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