Sense of Forest
Meeting details are arranged within the group and vary from meeting to meeting.
Asthildur Jonsdottir, Lisa Lee Benjamin, Eric Maeder
Sense of Forest - On the possibility of perception as an artistic research method in the eco- and energetic system FOREST.
What is the forest and what do we call a forest? The work group concentrates on commercial forests in Switzerland, on trees as living creatures and on forest ecosystems in different locations where we establish the forest. The forest as compared to our human physicality and temporality; the forest as place of labor and recreation.
Markus Schwander, Petra Koehle
To be defined by group members
Meetings approx. every 2 months
SARN sends a monthly newsletter to its members with event tips, publication recommendations and job offers. The work group NewsLibrary collects information for the newsletter, organizes and archives it and serves as its editorial staff.
The group defines editorial processes and determines the content of the newsletter. These contents are provided for discussion in public and/or internal association events. The form of the events is defined by the work group.
Pièce de Résistance
Rachel Mader, Siri Peyer
To be determined by group members
To be determined by group members
Pièce de Résistance - Practice-based PhD in Switzerland.
The aim of the working group is twofold: first, the development and implementation of a graduate school for practice-based PhD candidates in the realm of visual cultural practices (detailed orientation to be specified); secondly, an analysis of this implementation by focusing on the structural obstacles and challenges for individual candidates which arise in the process.
Peripheral initiatives throughout Switzerland
Three times per year
Benoît Antille, Badel/Sarbach, Flurina Badel and Jérémie Sarbach, Sascia Bailer, Seraina Dür, Alex Erler, Fernando García-Dory, Gabriel Gee, Ronny Hardliz, Angela Hausheer, Johannes M. Hedinger, Linda Herzog, Josiane Imhasly, Asthildur Jonsdottir, Hadas Kedar, Susanne Kudorfer, Lisa Lee Benjamin, Alex Meszmer and Reto Müller, Vojtěch Novák, Hanga Séra, Hanes Sturzenegger, Nienke Terpsma and Rob Hamelijnck, Curdin Tones, Jan van Oordt, Marina Velez
Work group on rural and peripheral art practices. The Dalvazza Group networks current practices of and research on rural and peripheral art. We discuss the quality and possibilities of experimental and research-based practices in rural contexts and peripheral situations.
Methods & Practices
Flavia Caviezel, Priska Gisler, Christian Ritter
To be determined by groups members
There are scheduled four to five meetings a year
The work group concentrates on the identification and exploration of artistic research methods at the intersection of the arts with cultural and social sciences.
Luzia Hürzeler, Erin Mallon
Lehrerzimmer (Rooms 063/064), im PROGR, Waisenhausplatz 30, 3011 Bern
Every last Tuesday at 18h
Monthly except during semester holidays
The SARN Table series hosts SARN's Stammtisch. At monthly meetings, members discuss the meanings, methods and contents of research in the arts. At each meeting, one member will be invited to present an idea or something concrete that has something to do with artistic research and that they would like to discuss with the group. However, in keeping with the informal nature of a Stammtisch, conversations about everybody’s work will be given space.