Version and Per-Version: Acts of Creative Translations in Compositional Practices

Version and Per-Version: Acts of Creative Translations in Compositional Practices

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Kirsi Monni, Professor of Choreography, Theater Academy, Uniarts Helsinki. Talk at Centre for Artistic research PDA event 5.3.2019
In this commentary talk, I will describe how the concept of translation has become a form of artistic collaboration and a compositional method within choreography studies in recent years and which philosophical references are resonating underneath.

Chen Qu: If you can imagine it, you will be able to study it here

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Photo: Wilma Hurskainen
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Practise, lessons, school… and repeat. Piano student Chen Qu’s everyday life consists of a lot of work but she is also enjoying her freetime in Helsinki.

”My piano teacher is a top professional but also a very kind person. He helps us develop our musicality in our own way – since we are all different. I feel like each one of his students is like a little tree – and he’s like the gardener helping us grow, trimming and cutting off excess branches to help us flourish.

Prognostics lecture: Hesselholdt & Mejlvang

Prognostics lecture: Hesselholdt & Mejlvang

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The last Prognostics lecture of the spring season is given by artist duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang. Their lecture ‘A Discussion between Us and the World – the art practice of Hesselholdt & Mejlvang’ focuses on their interest in social and political structures that are being established and reproduced in society. National identity, Eurocentrism, and the creation of a collective We that exceeds these notions are the focal themes in their art practice.

Prognostics lecture: Fool's Guild

Prognostics lecture: Fool's Guild

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Sophie Behal, Isadora Epstein, Eoghan McIntyre and Benjamin Stafford visited Exhibition Laboratory on 28th of February with their Fool’s Guild performance lecture.

Fools are marginal figures; they transgress custom and convention and by doing so are marked as outsiders. Often this marginalisation is due to ineptitude; a fool’s labours are often marked by the absence of skill, finesse or ingenuity. The Fool’s Guild are a fictional group of artists and curators who advocate foolishness, folly and incompetence as an art making tactic.

KuvA Research Days: Interview workshop: Carlos Salvador and anthropologist Katri Hirvonen-Nurmi. 12.12.2017

KuvA Research Days: Interview workshop: Carlos Salvador and anthropologist Katri Hirvonen-Nurmi. 12.12.2017

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Interview workshop: Carlos Salvador and anthropologist Katri Hirvonen-Nurmi

KuvA Research Days 12.12.2017: The Gift of Seeing

Host: Lea Kantonen, Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki

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