Norwegian Artistic Research School: Seminar 2

The seminar is about sharing and documentation in artistic research. Based on the research fellows’ projects, different time-limited and permanent formats for presentation and documentation are discussed, as well as how they influence work methods, artistic results and reflections.


  • Who can attend?

    Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School. Seminar 1 must be completed to qualify for participation in seminar 2.

  • Learning outcome
    • Can contribute to the discourse on artistic research
    • Can share artistic research in relevant national and international contexts
  • Work and teaching methods

    Seminar with preparatory assignments, lectures, presentations in varied formats, plenary discussions and discussions in groups. The assignments and a supplementary reading list will be shared with the participants at least one months before the seminar.

    This is a physical seminar. It is not possible to attend the seminar online.

  • Coursework requirements

    Please note that these are the preparations for seminar 2 in February 2022. There may be made some adjustments for this seminar. The preparations for the seminar will be announced by 11 January. 

    Before the seminar, all participants need to: 

    1) Read the literature on the mandatory reading list. Make yourself familiar with the work of the fellows in your group.

    2) Create a plan with two parts, one for sharing and the other for documenting your process. Please make one document for each of the parts. The plan can be based on your current practice or it can be a speculative plan, for an ideal situation, a future development. Consider the customary strategies within your field, and whether you want to change them in some manner. Use no more than approximately 1 A4 for each part (500 words). If your plan is longer, share only a summary of it. You can include links to websites with images, sounds, etc. Please take care, however, that the main plan is understandable without them.     

    a) Plan for sharing your artistic research process:

    Draft a strategy for sharing your process, rather than the final results. Which parts of your work do you want to share with others, with whom, when and where, how often, in what media, for what purpose? What are your most important research methods, and how do your methods influence the potential of sharing outcomes along the way? (Add questions as needed).    

    b) Plan for documenting your artistic research process: 

    Draft a strategy for documenting and recording your process, rather than the final results. Which parts of your work do you want to document and keep a record of, with what media or tools, when and how detailed, to be shared or private, for what purpose? (Add questions as needed).   

    Please prepare and send this assignment to no later than 25 January at 10:00.

    3) Please be prepared to present your work in small groups, which are formed based on these assignments. The presentations should take no longer than 10 minutes. 

    The material you provide will nevertheless be shared with all participants.

  • Practical information

    The seminar takes place at Voksenåsen hotel in Oslo on 8-10 February 2023.

    Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills will book the hotel for all participants. If you do not specify otherwise in the registration, we will book accommodation and full board from 8 to 10 February. The hotel cost must be paid individually at Voksenåsen and refunded by your institution.

    Hotel costs

    • Price per day for accommodation, meeting facilities and full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner): NOK 2890.
    • Price per day for meeting facilities and lunch (if you are not staying at the hotel): NOK 790.
    • 3-Course Dinner (if you are not staying at the hotel): NOK 595.

    The price for all three seminar days is NOK 6570 per person and includes single room accommodation from 8 to 10 February, meeting facilities and full board (lunch and dinner day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner day 2, breakfast and lunch day 3).

  • Program

    The seminar program will soon be announced.

  • Reading list

    Mandatory reading

    Arlander. A. (2018): The Shore Revisited. Journal of Embodied Research 1(1): 4 (30:34).

    Arlander, A. (2019): Resting with pines in Nida. Attempts at performing with plants. Performance Philosophy 4: 2 (452‐475).

    Auslander, P. (2006): The Performativity of Performance Documentation. PAJ 84, vol. 28, Issue 3, p.1-10.

    Bärtås, M. (2010): About Methodology. Chapter 3 of You told me. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art. Valand School of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, p. 43-64. 

    Groys, B. (2013): Entering the Flow: Museum between Archive and Gesamtkunstwerk. E-flux journal 50. 

    Hübner, F. (2020): Against Method? Common Ground?  Conference proceedings for CARPA 6.

    Please note that more texts may be added to the rading list until 8 January.

  • Seminar contributors

    Seminar leader

    Annette Arlander

    Speakers and moderators


  • Regulations
  • Norwegian Artistic Research School

    Norwegian Artistic Research School offers through seminars, meetings and conferences joint training for doctoral fellows in Artistic Research.

    Read more about the Norwegian Artistic Research School here.



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