CARPA 7 conference: Elastic Writing in Artistic Research

The conference invites participants to introduce and explore extended forms of writing that critically substantiate the aesthetic and creative features and diverse knowledges involved in artistic research.

The Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts CARPA presents its seventh conference.


Registration is open from 14 June until 16 August, 2021.

The programme consists of pre-conference sessions, plenary sessions, other additional sessions, and other presenters.

Wednesday 25 August

10:00-12:00  Information and the technical advice desk open in Zoom  
13:15-14:45 Mikael Brygger: Daily Elastic Writing Workshop (DEWW) part 1: Writing as playing with roles (available only for the pre-registered participants)

15:00-16:00 Annette Arlander: Writing to your chosen tree – a workshop   

In this workshop we will explore writing a letter to a tree of our choice next to that very tree, and share parts of those letters with each other via zoom. Thus, the participants are asked to choose in advance a tree that is important to them, or to go to a nearby park and approach a tree that seems inviting. Please, be prepared to bring your computer or phone or other device with zoom connection next to the tree at the time of the workshop. And prepare pen and paper in order to be able to write the letter to the tree by hand. Looking forward to meeting you and the trees…


  • Opening of CARPA7 conference
  • Various Elastic Writings: conference committee introductory panel
    Leena Rouhiainen, Lynda Gaudreau, Davide Giovanzana and Michael Brygger  

Thursday 26 August

9:00-10:00  Information and the technical advice desk open in Zoom  
10:30-11.30 Mikael Brygger: Daily Elastic Writing Workshop (DEWW) part 2: Writing with and designing constraints (available only for the pre-registered participants)

11.30-12:00 PAUSE

Paraller conference strands and presentations (Sessions 1-9)

Session 1: Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Lena Séraphin: A Site Specific Writing Dialogue in Public Space
Pauliina Laukkanen: Moving Writing – a workshop
Tuomas Laitinen: When the Act of Reading is Not Trivial

Session 2: Dis(guised) Writing
Susanna Hast and Maryam Bagheri Nesami: Liminal Veil: Masking Dance and Text

13:30-14:00 PAUSE 

Session 3: Techno-Writing
Plenary Session Christian Bök: A Zoom Lens for the Future of the Text 

15:00-15:30 PAUSE

Session 4: Techno-Writing
Sarah Ciston: Digital Writing Platforms of the Future: Creative-Critical-Code Writing As Artistic
Research and Performance

Marija Griniuk and Tue Brisson Mosich: Transcorporeal writing: the interconnectedness between random stimuli in enhancing creativity training and involvement of AI into the practice of writing

Rebecca Close: Classic Gold Premium: The Wife of Them All

Session 5. Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Laura Castro and Candice Didonet: The secret writing of the Samaúma

Frida Robles Ponce: Love letters from the Santo Domingo square

Elina Saloranta: Could research take the form of a letter?

Session 6: Dis(guised) Writing
Rachel Sanders: A [new] literacies dissertation: The paradox surrounding the literacy practices in academic research

Stuart Mugridge: (un)prepare to be attacked!

Joa Hug: Propositions for Writing Unfinished Thinking

17:00-18:00 PAUSE

Session 7: Techno Writing
Ana de Almeida and Christian Wimplinger: Phony Writings

Outi Condit: The Actress The Sequel The Lead The Diva (screening), or, Writing As Between

Session 8: Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Nino Jvania, Eka Chabashvili and Tamar Zhvania: How to Write (about) Piano Music That Might Have Come to an End?

Session 9: Dis(guised) Writing
Sher Doruff: Last Year at Betty and Bob’s

Vanja Hamid Isacson: Work diary as a method in artistic research

Friday 27 August

9:00-10:00 Information and the technical advice desk open

10:30-11:30 Mikael Brygger: Daily Elastic Writing Workshop (DEWW) part 3: Writing with found and recycled materials (available only for the pre-registered participants)

11:30-12:00 PAUSE

Paraller conference strands and presentations (Sessions 10-18)

Session 10: Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Katariina Numminen: Overlapping Bodies – Dramaturgies of Bodily Writing

Tuire Colliander: Writing for and with Children in Artistic Research

Nirav Christophe, Daniela Moosmann, Ninke Overbeek and Marjolijn van den Berg: Writing as Research as Writing

Session 11: Dis(guised) Writing
Rolf Hughes and Rachel Armstrong: Writ in Rock

Annette Arlander: Writing letters to Trees with the Trees

Harri Laakso: Heavy writing

13:30-14:00 PAUSE

Session 12: Dis(guised) Writing
Plenary Session Tim Etchells: In the interests of time: fragments on performance and writing

15:00-15:30 PAUSE

Session 13: Techno-Writing
Vincent Roumagnac: Untitled (Submerged)

Bruce Barton: Surrendering to Zoom: composing artistic research and creative practice in a pandemic

Session 14: Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Johanna Pentikäinen: Knowing about writing – or writing about knowing?

Emma Cocker: Conversation-as-material

Kirsi Heimonen: If only – writing through the spatiality of the corporeality

Session 15: Dis(guised) Writing
Mia Seppälä: Internalizing the Strategy

Benjamin Nicholson: Dirty Words – A Collaborative Editing of Obscenity

17:00-18:00 PAUSE

Session 16: Techno-Writing
Juan Vassallo: Versificator: Algorithmic poetry and music composition

Hanns Holger Rutz and Nayarí Castillo: Simultaneous Writing (Machines)

 Session 17: Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Paula Kramer: writing/over/writing

Andrew Lock: Performing Research, Writing Silence

Session 18: Dis(guised) Writing
Karolina Kucia: MONSTERRERS&HURRORS Oops! Did something go wrong?

Saturday 28 August

8:30-9:00 Information and the technical advice desk open

Paraller conference strands and presentations (Sessions 19-24)

Session 19: Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Julia Calver: Apostrophe Plural

Andrea Liu: Performative Writing: Manifesto as Futuristic Speech Act

Ilse van Rijn: Musing Memory / Diffractive Writing. Or how to get rid of “embarrassing graphic markers.”

Session 20: Dis(guised) Writing
Johanna Braun and Elke Krasny: Wandering Writings – Curative Thinking, and Performing with Hysteria

Laura Gonzalez: Hosting the first person

11:00-11:30 PAUSE

Session 21: Forms of Writing (with No Hands)
Plenary Session Maria Fusco: Servant is now. But what was my name?

12:30-13:00 PAUSE

Session 22: Techno-Writing
Margarete Jahrman, Charlotta Ruth and Georg Luif: Brain Dérive & Detournement. A neuro- philosophical situated GPT-2 writing game

Michael Murphy and Róisín O’Gorman: Writing is not the last word: reflections on an iterative creative research project

Session 23: Forms of Writing (With no Hands)
Lin Snelling and Thea Patterson: Having to write, or say, anything at all

Emilie Gallier: Nibbling Wormholes

Allyson Packer: Words That We Feel: Work That Resides in Our Bodies

Session 24: Dis(guised) Writing
Pablo Alvez Artinprocess: Reading and writing at the same time – translation as performance and performance as translation

14:30-15:00 PAUSE

Closing of CARPA7 Conference 

Elastic Writing in Artistic Research in hindsight
Leena Rouhiainen, Lynda Gaudreau, Davide Giovanzana and Mikael Brygger

More information on CARPA 7


Johanna Rauhaniemi

Riitta Pasanen-Willberg


26.8.2021 at 0:00 – 28.8.2021 at 23:59


Fully online in Zoom