In SARN’s work groups, association members can introduce their own themes, reflect on the situation of artistic research and organize events with SARN’s support and ‘brand’. The status of the groups’ work will be presented to all members at the association’s General Assembly in spring 2019. Members can now participate in the following work groups: To join, please contact the person(s) responsible for the group.

Work Groups

Sense of Forest

Responsible

Franziska Lauber

Contact

adm.flauber(at)gmail.com

Location

Varies

Frequency

Meeting details are arranged within the group and vary from meeting to meeting.

Members

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.

NewsLibrary

Responsible

Markus Schwander, Petra Koehle

Location

To be defined by group members

Frequency

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 - 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.

Dalvazza Group

Responsible

Michael Hiltbrunner

Location

Peripheral initiatives throughout Switzerland

Frequency

Three times per year

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

Responsible

Flavia Caviezel, Priska Gisler, Christian Ritter

Location

To be determined by groups members

Frequency

There are scheduled four to five meetings a year

Members

Michaela Büsse

Judith Dobler

Bernhard Garnicnig

Konstantin Mitrokhov

The work group concentrates on the identification and exploration of artistic research methods at the intersection of the arts with cultural and social sciences.

SARN Table

Responsible

Luzia Hürzeler, Erin Mallon

Location

Lehrerzimmer (Rooms 063/064), im PROGR, Waisenhausplatz 30, 3011 Bern

Time/Date

Every last Tuesday at 18h

Frequency

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.