Call 2018

Call for VIS Issue 1 is closed. Issue 1 will be released in November and the theme is "risk" within artistic research. Next call opens 1 September 2018.

Call for expositions: Vis 01 (CALL IS CLOSED)

VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research – opens its Call for Expositions for Issue 1, devoted to the idea of ‘risk’ in artistic research. The call is open between 23 March and 1 June.

Title Issue 1: Risk in Artistic Research – jeopardy or validation?

Risk – and associated topics such as vulnerability, unguardedness, precariousness, failure and uncanniness – are frequently raised as concerns within artistic research arenas. Less common is the opportunity to go beyond merely reflecting upon subjective associated effects and, instead, to try to understand the wider implications of embedding elements of risk within the matter and material of art-making itself. Issue 1 of VIS seeks to provide such an opportunity; the starting premise of this Call for Expositions is that risk may be regarded not merely as a subjective perception, but also as an aspect of the material that is essential to the nature of artistic research and art-making itself.

Concurrent with such a premise is the notion that for artistic research to become increasingly significant as a discipline, something must be ‘at stake’ in the conception and realization of artistic research projects. From this perspective, it is important for artistic research work to reach beyond personal assessments of the boundaries between safety and risk to encompass broader perceptions and world views. The Call for Expositions invites the testing of such ideas, in-and-through the making of art.

VIS invites those wishing to submit work to develop material that manifests a reflection upon risk as well as a critiquing of ideas concerning risk, starting from, but not necessarily confined to, those outlined above. Art works and expositions should be conceived for the benefit both of those within the field and those beyond the sphere of artistic research; they should be applicable to audiences in the Nordic countries and, preferably, more widely. Expositions in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English are all welcome.

Submit — for researchers

Note! The call for VIS Issue 1 has ended. Next call opens 1 September 2018.

To apply: submit a written application containing a short description of your exposition (1–2 A4 pages), your CV and 1-3 examples of previous artistic research. High resolution images, movies and audio files can be sent through or Dropbox. Please note that your exposition should not have been published previously. If certain parts of the exposition have been published, please describe how and when in the application.

Language: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English.

1/6: Deadline for application to Call Issue 1
20/6: Selection and reply to submitters
20/6–1/9: Create an exhibition in Research Catalogue
2–21/9: Peer-Review Process
27/9: Reply from the Editorial Committee, opportunity to continue working with the exposition
29/10: Final selection
November: Launch

The Editorial Committee selects ten contributions to each issue. Contributors will have to register an account in Research Catalogue and create an exposition using the RC's own publishing tool ("Create Exposition"). Read more under "Registration in Research Catalogue". The exposition will then be submitted for publication to VIS Portal Page in RC (through "Submit for publication") and assigned a peer-reviewer.

The application is sent to:

How to use Research Catalogue

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

RC-guide (short)

RC-guide (extended)


VIS has an open call for every issue. Ten proposals will be selected by the Editorial Committee, and developed by the authors into expositions in Research Catalogue (RC).

The exposition will be submitted for publication to VIS portal page in RC. An external peer-reviewer will be chosen for each exposition, and the peer-review will take approx. 3 weeks. The process will be partly dialog-based. After peer-reviewing the author will have a possibility to make further work with the exposition, and then submit it for publication a last time. The final work will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee before publication. The peer-review-process is done with the tools RC has to offer.

Are you a potential peer-reviewer?

VIS is interested in exploring new ideas for the process of peer-review in artistic research. Models that combine rigorous scrutiny of work with a collaborative and developmental process are of particular interest to the Board.

As a peer reviewer for VIS, you are an expert in your own field and have a solid knowledge of what artistic research means. It is a great advantage if you are experienced with the exposition format in the database Research Catalogue, or have peer-reviewed expositions and articles in experimental and unconventional formats.

Are you a potential peer-reviewer? Expressions of interest accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae should be sent to: