Call for applications for Nida Doctoral School ‘Naked on the Beach’

We are glad to announce the call for applications for the Nida Doctoral School “Naked on the Beach. On the Exposition of Artistic Research” at VAA Nida Art Colony on August 26th – September 2nd of 2018
Application deadline: 15 March 2018

For the 6th year, practice and theory based doctoral candidates researching different topics in the context of the visual and performing arts, design and architecture will be gathering for one intensive week with selected invited speakers and tutors at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.

This year we will focus on collaboratively tackling the following questions: When you lay-out your (art/research/artistic research) work into a publication, does it become a catalogue, a reflection, or something else? When you install your research into a space, does it (always and necessarily) become an exhibition? Can artistic research be shared, communicated, shown, narrated, performed? Relevant communication is half of the effective work artistic research does – do we agree with or dispute this statement?

Working alongside questions that are pertinent to your individual research, a host of expositional concerns for PhD and DA researchers will be discussed and performed during the course. In this way, we will collectively tackle issues such as: What is the most suitable way to present your artistic research so it speaks to artistic and academic audiences? How to be proficient in publishing by making your work relevant to academic readers, while, at the same time, being attuned to the layout of your work and thoughts in space and time, and also ensuring it is pertinent to art professionals and lovers? What happens if we bring these two audiences – the artistic and academic – together into one space, and invite them to participate in the same event? How can we work together to make a hybrid exposition and not a traditional exhibition? How to publish a hybrid paper which will have both academic and artistic qualities? How to communicate your artistic practise, while avoiding compromises and pressures of having to conform to the usual research presentation.

In addition to presentations and lectures, we will offer you an opportunity to expose and lay-out your research and art work in our physical, virtual and conceptual space during the time of the NDS. Each day will begin with a lecture by our invited tutors, followed by discussions, collective lunches and dinners, walks and strolls along the shores and in the forest, swims in the sea and sauna sessions. Every doctoral candidate will have a one-hour slot to speak about and perform their research in relation to the object you are invited to bring and to the white cube, green cube or black box. Participants will also benefit from individual consultations offered by our tutors.
In 2018 NDS is designed and organized by all four partner institutions: Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of ArtsAalto University School of Arts, Design and ArchitectureUniversity of the Arts Helsinki and University of the Arts London

Upon successful completion of the NDS course participants gain 5 ECTS credits.

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Echo Gone Wrong
February 27, 2018
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