Research Pavilion: “… to say ‚I prefer not to (and continue working)“

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 00:00 to Monday, August 14, 2017 - 23:59
Sala del Camino, Venice
Research Pavilion

A Work Oriented Staging of Open Access and Collaboration in Artistic Research by SARN – The Swiss Artistic Research Network
In a theatrical space in Venice, SARN invites colleagues and the public during three days to work on stage and discuss and investigate the notions and practices of work and collaboration in the field of artistic research. SARN wishes to reflect work in terms of theatrical or theoretical staging and sharing. The assumption is that theory understood not as knowledge but as touching defines the modes of collaboration in artistic research. The work in Venice will function as a model for a restaging at the SARN Conference in Zurich from 8 to 9 December 2017.

Organised by SARN – The Swiss Artistic Research Network.
Beside SARN members we will invite artistic researchers and the public to collaborate on the staging. 


Anne-Catherine Sutermeister - Coordinator of the scientific comission of design and visual arts department in HES- SO
Head of the Research Institute in Art and Design (IRAD)

Markus Schwander - Artist (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design, FHNW HGK (Basel)

Flavia Caviezel - Senior Researcher/LecturerInstitute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, FHNW (Basel)

Priska Gisler -Head Research Unit "Intermediality"Research Y - Institute of transdisciplinarity (Bern) 

Julie Harboe - Lecturer, Future Laboratory Crealab, Lucerne School of Business (Luzern)

Ronny Hardliz - Artist (Independent)

Luzia Hürzeler - Artist, HKB (Bern)

Petra Koehle - Artist, Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais, ECAV (Sierre)

Rachel Mader - Head of CC Art in Public Spheres, HSLU (Luzern) 

Federica Martini - Head of Master's Program MAPS, Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais, ECAV (Sierre)

Siri Peyer - Research Assistant PhD, HSLU (Luzern)

Barbara Preisig - Art Historien and research associate CAS Chinese Contemporary Art Research associate IFCAR, ZHdK (Zürich) 

Event details are subject to change. See also Facebook event.


This event is part of the Research Pavilion’s Camino Events series, a cross-artistic program which consists of screenings, concerts, seminars, artist talks, performances and interventions from over 100 artists and artistic-researchers from art universities of Northern Europe.

The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.

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