VIS issue 10 was published 20 October 2023. The theme is Circulating Practices. This issue presents six expositions, and a recorded conversation, that in their own way are discussing and challenging the circular, as a practice and method, as a model of collaboration, as a theme and as a symbol. Editors are Cecilia Roos and Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen.
evocations – towards a poetics of documentation
Every art documentation is an encounter with an artwork in displacement, both in time and space. Yet, the experience of being present in the moment a live art work unfolds is – inevitably – lost in documentation.
TRAVERSING SONIC TERRITORIES
What happens when musicians improvising on acoustic instruments sample and exchange their sound libraries? How can such a transgression of sonic territories contribute to an expanded understanding of one’s own sonic identity?
Tracing Practices – questioning and circulating archives
Our exposition comes out of a conversation and explorative research process about the performative potential of archives, both publicly and personally, shaped by four different artistic mediums and practices in film, performance art, choreography and essay writing.
Death to the Welfare State: An Exposition on Political Discourse and Artistic Collaboration
Död åt välfärdsstaten (Death to the Welfare State) was a theatre performance for actors, dancers, and musicians that dealt with a concern that the welfare system in Sweden was about to be dismantled.
Cosmologies of Asylum: A Lumbung Collaboration Between Trampoline House and Project Art Works
This exposition is a harvest of ‘Massaging The Asylum System’, a year-long collaboration between refugee justice centre Trampoline House (DK) and neurodiverse collective Project Art Works (UK) by co-curator Carlota Mir.
TEXTORIUM: Collaborative Writing-Reading with/in Public Space
Textorium: Collaborative Writing-Reading with/in Public Space is a language-based artistic research project that explores collaborative score-based approaches to live, situated writing-reading practices, for attending to experiential aspects of situated embodiment with/in public space.