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

Respnsible

Gabriella Disler, Franziska Lauber

Contact

art(at)gabrielladisler.ch, adm.flauber(at)gmail.com

Location

To be announced

Frequency

To be determined in a newsletter to the members. A first meeting will take place in the second half of 2019. Details will be announced to the group members by e-mail in early summer 2019.

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.

Newsletter/Future Library

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 “Newsletter/Future Library” 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.

Practice-based PhD in Switzerland

Responsible

Rachel Mader, Siri Peyer

Location

To be determined by group members

Frequency

To be determined by group members

Action-based research on prospects of conditions and obstacles to pursuing and implementing the new model of research practice in universities of applied sciences and arts.

Dalvazza Group

Responsible

Michael Hiltbrunner

Location

Peripheral initiatives throughout Switzerland

Frequency

Three times per year

Members

Benoît Antille / Art researcher and curator, ECAV Sierre, HEAD Genève

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Seraina Dür, Goldproduktionen, theatre productions, Zurich

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Alex Erler, Kulturraum Grammophon, Wattens, Austria

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Fernando García-Dory, Artist, Inland.org, Deia/Mallorca/Madrid

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Gabriel Gee, Art historian, researcher, TETI Group, Franklin University, Lugano

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Ronny Hardliz, Artist, independent researcher, SARN board, Bern

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Angela Hausheer, Artist, Braunwald / Zurich

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Johannes M. Hedinger, Artist, curator, researcher, ILEA (Institute for Land and Environmental art), Tenna (GR) / Zurich

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Michael Hiltbrunner, Researcher, curator, IFCAR/ZHdK, SARN board, Zurich

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Josiane Imhasly, Curator, Zur frohen Aussicht, Zurich / Ernen / Samedan

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Susanne Kudorfer, Art historian, head of education, Ballenberg Freilichtmuseum Hofstetten/Brienzwiler

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Lisa Lee Benjamin, curator

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Hanga Séra, Architect, artist, curator, Merkurgarten, Zurich

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Nienke Terpsma and Rob Hamelijnck, Artists, non-academic researchers, Fucking Good Art Magazine, Rotterdam

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Curdin Tones, Artist, Amsterdam/Tschlin, Somalgors74

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Jan van Oordt, Artist, La Dépendance Artist Residency, St. Imier

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Marina Velez, Artist and researcher, Cambridge (UK)

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 and Practices of Artistic Research

Responsible

Flavia Caviezel, Priska Gisler, Christian Ritter

Location

To be determined by groups members

Frequency

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.

JOUR FIXE – Research Matters for Artists

Responsible

Ronny Hardliz, Luzia Hürzeler

Location

Lehrer Zimmer im PROGR, Bern

Frequency

During 2019, every 19th of the month at 19:00

First meeting for Jour Fixe group members (internal): 19. Mai 2019, 19:00

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