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17 & 18 March 2021 - online seminar

Initiators: Dr. Adilia Yip, Vivi Touloumidi and Umut Eldem

​The third edition of the METHOD/ART seminar will focus on artistic research methodologies which incorporate history as a core component. In the process of developing discourses about the past, present and future, history can be a point of departure and a means to re-interpreting phenomena. We invite researchers across different artistic disciplines and media to discuss and share their methods and concerns on several criteria: distilling meaning from the past, drawing attention to the overlooked, unlearning old beliefs and existing biases, and proposing new concepts and angles for the future. We would like to simulate discourses which (re-)examine history and create space for polyphonic narratives. Here are some questions to think about but not limited to:

  • Historiography and auto-ethnography are methods for writing about the past; nevertheless, they concern different dimensions of interpretation, subjectivity, and reflection. How are narratives and memoires constructed? What are the tools to interpret and observe the past?
  • How does the creative process move forward by re-considering authenticity and tradition? How does this approach of history contribute to artistic research?
  • How do the notions of negligence and revival of the past offer added values to artistic research, and become relevant to a broader audience in the present?
  • How can the methods of appropriation, reenactment, and subversion of the individual and collective be put in action to create awareness for the societal issues today?

We invite contributors to share their insights and methodologies to consider, think and propose anew. By looking back, we wish to look ahead and forward.

Keynote speakers

Dr. Ine Vanoeveren | Contemporary music and flute, Chair of research group CREATIE, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp
Dr. Matthias Heyman | Jazz music, Postdoctoral FWO Fellow, University of Antwerp  
Roel Arkesteijn | Curator, research group Body & Material Reinvented, Royal Academy of Antwerp 
Juliane Bischoff | Curator, Munich Documentation Center ​

Programme day 1 - 17 March

  • 11:00 - 11:15  Introduction
  • 11:15 - 12:00  Keynote: Ine Vanoeveren (Virtual Co-creation in the Time of a Pandemic)
  • 12:00 - 12:30  Annemie Leemans (Methodological Proposal for a Reversed Gender Approach)
  • 12:30 - 12:45  Virtual coffee break 

  • 12:45 - 13:15  Barbara Lüneburg (Embodied Expressions of Charisma and Gender – A Critique of Classical Instrumental Practices through Artistic Research)
  • 13:15 - 13:45  Katinka de Jonge & Adrienne van der Werf (Who Owns Vooruit? An Attempt to Critically Fabulate the History of “Feestlokaal Vooruit”)
  • 13:45 - 14:45  Lunch time 

  • 14:45 - 15:30  Keynote: Matthias Heyman (Historical Recreation in Jazz and Popular Music: Some Reflections)
  • 15:30 - 16:00  Carlo Siega (Reload. Re-actualisation Practice as Tradition Renovation. A Case Study)
  • 16:00 - 16:30  Kobe Van Cauwenberghe (Perform the Actor)
  • 16:30 - 16:45  Virtual coffee break

  • 16:45 - 17:30  Roundtable discussion

Programme day 2 - 18 March

  • 11:00 - 11:15  Introduction
  • 11:15 - 12:00  Keynote: Roel Arkesteijn (Artistic Strategies to Transform Ecologies)​
  • 12:00 - 12:30  Patricia Domingues (Graticule)
  • 12:30 - 12:45  Virtual coffee break 

  • 12:45 - 13:15  Maria Gil Ulldemolins (Wild Boar: A Nervous Atlas)
  • 13:15 - 13:45  Helen McCormack & Silvia Weidenbach (Reinterpreting Ornament: Historical Distance, Design Theory and Digital Crafts)
  • 13:45 - 14:45  Lunch time  

  • 14:45 - 15:30  Keynote: Juliane Bischoff (To Lay Bare the Questions that have Been Hidden by the Answers (James Baldwin))
  • 15:30 - 16:00  Arturo Cancio & Eléonore Ozanne
  • 16:00 - 16:30  Juan Felipe Martínez Bueno (Contemporary Symbols, Between Authenticity and Tradition)
  • 16:30 - 16:45  Virtual coffee break

  • 16:45 - 17:30  Roundtable discussion