Art + research: Progress and Collaboration

21 Jan 2020, 11.00

Starting from Tino Sehgal’s constructed situation This Progress, the researchers of the Researchers Collaboration Group will be asked to reflect upon the notion of “progress” in relation to their own field of work/study.

During this second meeting artist Signe Johanesson will present her collaborative research project The Beast & the eye of the Cyclone (2015-2017). For this project she worked together with fishermen, marine biologists and an archaeologist to explore notions of death, fat and misogyny in relation to the whale and the history of whaling. During the expanisive project she created a series of films such as Olaus Magnus teori (2015), Hic sunt dracones (2016) and The seal in the labyrinth and the eternal rest (2016). The workshop introduces researchers to Johanesson’s contemporary artist practice, which utilises research and collaboration in exciting methods. As part of the workshop, the researchers will be invited to give shape to their notion of progress collaboratively, through clay.

Barbara Wohlfarth,Professor of Quaternary Geology at the Department of Geological Sciences
Anneli Kruve, Associate Professor at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University
Jan Rosén, Professor of Civil Law at the Department of Law, Stockholm University
Katarina Winter, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Criminology, Stockholm University
Mattias Heldner, Professor in Phonetics and Director of the Phonetics Laboratory at the Department of Linguistics
Jonas Nordell, Professor of Civil Law at the Department of Law, Stockholm University
Stefano Papazian, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University
Signe Johannessen, Artist
Richard Julin, Artistic Director at Accelerator

This conversation is moderated by Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Project Leader of Accelerator Researcher Collaborations, and Sara-Lot van Uum, Assistant of Accelerator Researcher Collaborations.

Tuesday 21 January at 11:00–12:30

Free admission, no booking required.

The talk will be held in Swedish in Accelerator’s foyer and will last approximately 90 mins. The café will be open during the event.

Fig. 1 Signe Johannessen, still from the video The seal in the labyrinth and the eternal rest (2016). Photo: Signe Johannessen