For VIS issue 11, our proposed theme is “Play, come what may”. Editors: Cecilia Roos and Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen.

The call for VIS issue 11 is open until 9 June 2023. The theme is “Play, come what may”. Editors are Cecilia Roos and Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen.


Truth is a constantly changing variable. In a time characterized by information overload and intensity, the familiar can become destabilized, mutated, shifted, and reformed. In displacement between what was and what is to come lies a potential where the real and the imagined intertwine. A place where unknown contours of space, time, and matter can take immediate form only to dissolve and be inverted in new calibrations.

How do we relate to the term reality? How do you, as an artistic researcher, work around concepts such as truth, falsity, origin, and imitation in a time of steadily changing flux? What role can manipulation play as a processual tool in artistic research?

Can we unburden our self-censorship by using doubt and purposelessness as methods and material and/or theme during a research process? Simply allowing for the loss of control, for getting lost. Since some things might be easier done than said, actualized rather than conceptualized, we are curious about research projects that push experimentation as the protagonist. In that process, how do the remains, the leftovers, the debris of experimentations diffract as relevant material? As what might come to matter?

Displace, disorient, and play, come what may.

For VIS#11 we look for work that artistically challenges our understanding of reality, truth, and origin as method, material, and/or theme.


Find all details about submitting here: VIS submission and editorial process (external link).

To apply for the open call: create, design and submit an exposition (in draft) using the Research Catalogue (RC). You need to register a full account in RC. Note that this can take 1–2 working days. On the RC, click ”create exposition” and use the help offered in RC-guides, tutorials and RC-support. Submit your exposition to the VIS Portal Page in RC (in the menu, choose “Submit for review” and then choose the portal “VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research”, confirm by “Submit”).

You should consider your “exposition-draft” as only a proposal. You can leave notes within the draft that explain further developments and ideas. If your proposal is chosen by the Editorial Committee, you will be invited to further develop it into a complete exposition. The submitted full exposition will be peer-reviewed. You will have about 4-5 months for further development, editing and peer-reviewing before publication in VIS Journal.

The Editorial Committee selects seven contributions to each issue of VIS.

Note. Due to the large number of submissions received in response to the initial call and submission deadline, the Editorial Committee is unfortunately not able to give detailed review feedback to rejected submissions.

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  1. Once you have chosen an editor type in the Research Catalogue, you will be asked to fill in information about your exposition. You need to fill in: Title (title of the exposition), Abstract (summary that briefly explains what your exposition is about, Copyright (your first and last name), Language (exposition language), Affiliation (university/organisation, or the city/country you are studying/working in), Keywords (add keywords describing your research and artistic field). External link is optional, it could be a link to your website/portfolio.
  2. Once in the editing tool, describe the outline of the artistic research, how the artistic research will be exposed and how the exposition will make use of Research Catalogue as a publishing platform. It is recommended that the exposition-draft is developed beyond a text-only abstract to give examples of how and what media will be incorporated. You can add content such as text, images, audio, video, slideshows and pdf’s.
  3. Include a CV with contact details in the exposition.
  4. Submissions may be made in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English.
  5. Your exposition should not have been published previously. If only certain parts of the exposition have been published, this is acceptable. Please describe in the submission how and when partial previous publication has taken place.
  6. Copyright issues: be sure that you have taken care of any ownership/rights issues pertaining to any material that you add to your exposition.

We also strongly recommend you to consider the following:

  • Use Chicago style for references.
  • Be sure that the links are working; external links should be opened in a new window
  • Test the exposition in different browsers

Authors need to use the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND (read more) for the exposition. Content within the exposition, such as certain video, audio, images and text, can – if necessary – have another CC license.

VIS does not pay authors for their work on the expositions. Peer-review and publication are fully covered by VIS, and are free of charge for participating authors.


  • How well the exposition proposal relates to the theme of the issue of VIS
  • The general quality and relevance of the artistic research
  • Whether the exposition takes place within artistic practices and contributes to further research
  • Whether the exposition contributes to insight, knowledge and awareness of methods, ethics and context in artistic processes
  • Whether the exposition proposal is conceived for the benefit both of those within the field and those beyond the sphere of artistic research.


The RC functions as a platform for the dissemination of self-published content as well as peer-reviewed publications. The RC hosts a number of journals and institutional publications that are peer-reviewed.

To be able to participate in VIS, you need to register an account in Research Catalogue (RC). Peer-Reviewers register a "basic account" to be able to participate in the review-process. Authors need to register a "full account" to be able to create expositions. RC is free of charge.

Learn how to create expositions with the RC-guides. Some institutions that are portal partners in RC gives lessons in how to use the publishing tool. Portal partners in RC can be found here. When you have a registered account in RC you are able to share your exposition with different contributors.

Register in RC

Once you have an upgraded membership ("full account") in the Research Catalogue, there will be a "Create exposition" button on your profile page. When you click on the button, select "Editor type". Choose between graphical, block or text based. There are three types of editors with different ways to create an exposition. Choosing an editor.

Once you have chosen the editor, you will be asked to fill in brief facts about your exposition in step 1 and create the exposition itself in step 2. Below you will find instructions.


RC tutorials



Inför varje nytt nummer gÄr redaktionskommittén ut med ett open call. Av de förslag som skickas in vÀljs 7 expositioner.

De expositioner som gĂ„r vidare genomgĂ„r en redaktionell peer-review innan de skickas vidare till extern peer-reviewer. Peer-review-processen tar ca 2 mĂ„nader och Ă€r delvis dialogbaserad. I den dialogbaserade peer-review-processen fokuserar vi pĂ„ diskussion, samarbete och utveckling – och tar dĂ€rmed avstĂ„nd frĂ„n den traditionella enkel- eller dubbelblinda referentgranskningen som Ă€r vanlig inom vetenskaplig forskning. Efter peer-review-processen ges tid till att utveckla expositionen vidare. Expositionen kommer att korrekturlĂ€sas innan publicering. LĂ€s mer om peer-review-processen hĂ€r: VIS – the Editorial Process.


VIS vill utforska nya idéer om peer-review inom konstnÀrlig forskning. Redaktionen intresserar sig sÀrskilt för modeller som kombinerar en noggrann bedömning med en modell för samarbete och utveckling av sjÀlva projekten.

Som peer-revieware för VIS Àr du expert inom ditt eget omrÄde och har en gedigen kunskap om vad konstnÀrlig forskning innebÀr. Det Àr en stor fördel om du har erfarenhet av expositionsformatet i databasen Research Catalogue, alternativt erfarenhet av att referentgranska expositioner och artiklar i experimenterande och okonventionella format.


  1. vara förankrad i fÀltet konstnÀrlig forskning.
  2. ha en förstĂ„else för och god inblick i den sĂ„ kallade ”nordiska modellen” av konstnĂ€rlig forskning.[1] Detta innebĂ€r i korthet att forskningen Ă€r nĂ€ra knuten till Ă€mnesutveckling och konstnĂ€rlig utbildning och att den sĂ€tter den konstnĂ€rliga praktiken i första rummet.
  3. ha en god förmÄga att bedöma den konstnÀrliga kvaliteten samt lyfta fram den konstnÀrliga praktiken i en exposition.
  4. vara införstÄdd med en dialogbaserad peer review-process (kontakta för information).
  5. ha god insyn i Research Catalogue, alternativt erfarenhet av att referentgranska expositioner och artiklar experimenterande och okonventionella format.
  6. vara noggrann med avseende pÄ kÀllor, referenser och koherens.

[1] Se James Elkins, ”Six Cultures of PhD” i Handbook for Artistic Research Education, red. Mick Wilson och Schelte van Ruiten, Share/ELIA 2013.

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