ACPA Conference 2019

Is This Thing On? The Public Dimensions of Artistic Research

Registrations are now open for this two-day conference organized by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), Leiden University and by the University of The Arts, The Hague.

In addition to presentations, performances, and participatory sessions with and by members of the ACPA research community, this year’s conference has a special focus on artistic research being conducted at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. The first conference day will be hosted by the Royal Academy of Art and the second conference day by Royal Conservatoire.

In artistic research the public can be an integral and active part of the combined project of creating art, knowledge and societal relevance. To what extent do artistic researchers take into account this expanded role of the public in their choice of research approach, methods or forms of dissemination? In some instances, the collaboration and responses of participants become the very material of the research, while in other cases the researcher resists the pressures of the public gaze.

The 2019 ACPA conference provides a platform to explore a range of practices along this public-private spectrum, and to elicit the productive tensions and correspondences between different forms of engagement such as listening, viewing, interacting, and experiencing. It seeks to problematize the notion and condition of publicness and to investigate both actual and potential relations between the artist-researcher and a real or imagined public.

Confirmed speakers and performers:
Nicolas Bourriaud, curator, art critic & director, Contemporary Art Center of Montpellier
Darla Crispin, pianist, scholar & director, Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research
Heloisa Amaral, contemporary music curator and researcher & DocArtes candidate, ACPA Leiden University
Richard Barrett, composer, performer, ACPA Leiden University & Royal Conservatoire The Hague
Hue Blanes, jazz pianist, composer & tutor, Royal Conservatoire The Hague
Marcel Cobussen, professor, Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy, ACPA Leiden University
Mel Chan, artist & alumna, Royal Academy of Art The Hague
Eleni Kamma, artist & PhDArts candidate, ACPA Leiden University
Guy Livingston, pianist and radio maker
Maria Pask, artist & tutor, Royal Academy of Art The Hague
The Rodina, designers & tutors, Royal Academy of Art The Hague
Anna Scott, pianist-researcher, ACPA Leiden University & Royal Conservatoire The Hague
Ilona Sie Dhian Ho, violinist & tutor, Royal Conservatoire The Hague
Jonas Staal, visual artist & alumnus, ACPA Leiden University

Registrations for this conference are now open. Please register here.