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Doctoral research projects

En ny generation lärostycken

John Hanse

By creating a new generation of plays, the project aims to develop a model for a hypothetically probing performing art that uses bodily knowledge and sociological tools to disrupt prevailing discourses about political ends and means.

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Crafting Material Bodie – radical co-creation in the field of costume design

Charlotte Østergaard

My research aims to explore costume as a polyphone process between agents, positions, disciplines, perspectives, epistemologies, methodologies, and other. I will study how costume can become co-creational processes of ‘coexisting’ and ‘becoming-with’ with others (participants, collaborators, co-creators) where we in specific situations create or dream future ‘worldings’. I will study how co-creators engage, respond, disturb, reflect, and change my design process and artistic practice. Accordingly, the design process is in the centre of artistic research. 

The project has two main frames: to unfold or study co-creative costume design processes (method) and to explore, develop, and extend the (costume) vocabulary we use in the processes. Through a number of artistic manifestations my ambitions are to collect research data (interviews, images and video and audio recording) on co-creative processes.

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Who Cares? – Expanding dramaturgy into an embodied practice of caring and listening

Tanja Hylling Diers

The project is based on the experience of dramaturgical work. While qualities of the individual performing arts work can be developed through dramaturgical strategies, the qualities of the individual works can in turn be brought to interact on an overall level, for example in performing arts festivals, through curatorial or macro-dramaturgical strategies. The project focuses on methodological development and aims to explore and develop the relationships between dramaturgical and macro-dramaturgical strategies, with a focus on diversity at all levels.

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How Little Is Enough? - Sustainable Methods of Performance for Transformative Encounters

Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir

Within the project Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir will explore sustainable methods of creating transformative encounters with an audience through participatory and site-specific artworks, with a particular focus on how minimal and sustainable the framework for the encounter can be. The project is rooted in Steinunn's artistic practice of more than 20 years, her degree in theology and most recently her practice as a life coach.

"Throughout my practice I have been interested in creating a meaningful dialogue with my audience, acknowledging that what they bring to the performance is part of the actual content of the artwork. My aim is to bring these pre-existing participatory practices and sustainable questions into conversation with a wide range of other fields of practice that invite participants to engage with issues related to their own values and give them space to co-create and reflect in ways that lead to potentially transformative and revelatory experiences."

The practice is anchored in a sustainable production ethos and a genuine interest in engaging an audience in a profound dialogue around quality of life.

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Dubbla tragedier – om att låta en litterär slitning förvandla ett dramatiskt skrivande

Annika Nyman

My project is based on a fundamantal approach to dramatic writing; an artistic attitude. What am I doing when I'm doing dramatic text? Rather than trying to communicate a "truth" that I believe I have access to, an artistic process takes place through which I am trying to grasp something that is hard to catch. It's a research process in which I'm trying to increase my understandning, grasp what is difficult to grasp.

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Based on a True Story: In Between the Fictive and the Documentary

Jörgen Dahlqvist

The research project has three parts; the first is about the relationship between documentary and fiction. How can we create artistic methods that develop the performing arts in terms of material collection, concept development and sense making? The second part is linked to the same question and deals with the exploration of scenic formats and narratives that are translated between different media. The third part is about how theatre can contribute with knowledge to address contemporary social and political challenges. 

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On Ancestrality and Regeneration: Performing Decolonial Journeys

Iury Salustiano Trojaborg

My artistic research project “On Ancestrality and Regeneration: Performing Decolonial Journeys” aims to investigate ways of using performance art as a regenerative and socio-political tool to provoke change in the understanding of the lives of immigrants who, like me, willingly travelled the old colonial routes back to the European countries that colonised ours. It aims to explore the process of construction of cultural identities in a performative setting according to the intersection of gender, class and race, promoting in this way an active dialogue with the area where this research will take place: the multicultural community of Malmö, Sweden and its surroundings.

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