VIS #11 – THEME: Play, come what may

VIS Issue 11, Play, come what may, was published on 2 April 2024. This issue contains six expositions, each of which, in its own way, challenges our understanding of reality, truth and origin as artistic method, material and/or a theme. Editors of the issue are Cecilia Roos and Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen. 

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Maria Jonsson

Aporia

In Aporia we find ourselves within a liminal space. A space where the imagined contains traces of the real, and the documentary is reminiscent of fiction. The origin of the word “aporia” is in ancient Greek meaning literally “without passage”.

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skulptur av en varg som står i en skog

Jennifer Torrence (med reflektioner av Simon Løffler)

Performance as Device for Disorientation

By its very nature, performance is precarious—there is always the chance that everything might fall apart. In an attempt to mitigate the discomfort of this unpredictability, many musicians develop strategies in the hope of holding the reins on the proverbial cart.

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Två kvinnor med en muninstrument

Anna Nygren

The deer, the girls, or play & fail

My research is a failed writer's failed attempt to become a literary scholar. I'm researching from the position of an amoeba in academia - at certain moments I claim to be a Trojan Horse, a Trixster, or something else subversive. But more often than not it just ends up being: failure.

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Illustration av en flicka och en hund

Eszter Mag

Taming Amorphalia

Taming Amorphalia is an experimental documentation of the intuitive processes behind/during the development of ProjectMorpheo – a Master’s Project at SKH. The research aims to further discover the fragile connections between dreams and the materials that surround us.

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Anthony Morton, Ray Franz

The Place of Shade

The Place of Shade is an artistic research inquiry into the contemporary wake of the Norwegian presence in South Africa. Norwegians began operating within the British colonial framework around 1840—the same period as the migration to America.

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man som håller upp ögonen