27 August 2021
Keynote presentation at Performing Arts Research Center (Tutke), Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki Colloquium on Artistic Research.
I presented a paper on my new work, Mollspeak, on the final day of this conference, alongside other keynotes Christian Bok and Tim Etchells.
The conference vision statement begins with "Aside from colloquial communication and creative expression, writing is the main apparatus for the production and assessment of knowledge and the preservation of human memory. Since the emergence of artistic research, the problem of writing has been one its most actively debated issues. When understood as a form of knowledge production, artistic research has both utilised and questioned the known forms of scientific writing in portraying the artistic undertakings inherent to it. Even the necessity to include any explanatory text in artistic research has been argued against in an effort to substantiate the arts’ own most aesthetic and epistemological qualities. In appreciating these qualities, artistic research appropriates forms of conventionalised writing by disputing, disrupting and playing with their institutionalised practice and creates completely new forms of reflective articulation."