DIG Pool 4: Art & PhD (gLV)


Time: 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

CW 16: 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 April


You can register from 3rd to 21st February 2021 by email to: You will be informed at the end of calendar week 8 about a possible participation.

Applications before the enrollment deadline will not be accepted.

Universität / Haute École
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Laura von Niederhäusern together with the members of the practice-based PhD group: Viviana Gonzalez, Bernhard Herbordt & Melanie Mohren, Sasha Huber, Eirini Sourgiadaki
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Content description

The seminar and workshop creates a dynamic platform for an insight and exchange of research related knowledge. PhD group members will share experiences with their own research projects and will also give an introduction to different methods and methodologies of contemporary artistic research.

1st part: short introduction to the history of artistic research and to selected international good practice examples, as well as a research-walk to visit different research institutes at the ZHdK.

2nd part: practice based workshop aiming to discuss and test different artistic research methods.

The discussion will focus on the difference between art and artistic research by asking the possible societal need for artistic research. Further we will discuss the interdisciplinary aspect, looking at concrete artistic research processes and try to grasp the concept of the artefact as the outcome of artistic research.

Four PhD-projects will be presented and discussed more in detail:

Moving in and through different landscapes. Nomadic strategies to create installations/landscapes by Viviana Gonzalez

Institutionen als Kunst – Kunst als Institution. Künstlerische Recherchen und performative Transformationen by Bernhard Herbordt & Melanie Mohren

(T)race-ing Louis Agassiz. Artistic Renogotiations of Archive, Memory and Place by Sasha Huber