Sensing Dissensus (25-26/10/2023)

March 2nd, 202310:43 am @

Screen view from keynote presentation by Paul Tiensuu, from Helsinki EARN Gathering (28/10/2022) Photo: EARN.

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This is a two-day gathering of researchers and research groups, both formal and informal, institutional and para-institutional within EARN and its affiliated networks of colleagues. We will address different aspects of collaboration and forms of dissensus / disagreement in artistic research.


Attendance is free, booking recommended.

Collective processes & sensing disagreements

To support this aspect of the programme we will circulate short informal discussion papers in advance of the gathering. Conceptually, the purpose of our meeting is sharing and critically reflecting on:

  • different modes of collectivity in processes of artistic enquiry; and
  • the interactions between processes of collaboration and processes of disagreement.

What movement might be possible from established paradigms of discursive disagreement – as epitomised in the figures of “debate” “controversy” and “knowledge conflict” – to practices of sensory dissensus, of sensing and worlding otherwise? What modes of collaboration and co-production enable alternative modes of disagreement, dissent and dis-sense?

  • What are the modes of dissensus in processes of artistic enquiry?
  • What is the role of disagreement in research communities, and what is the role of research community in disagreements?
  • What are the existing and emergent forms of collaborative enquiry within the field of contemporary art research?
  • How might artistic research collaborations enable non-dichotomous forms of disagreement and dissensus?
  • In what ways are collaboration, association and collectivity in artistic research framed with respect to the nation-state, international regionalizations, (Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; BRICs; etc.) and para-state structures?

Attendance is free, booking recommended.