EXPLORING COLLABORATIVE INVESTIGATION
Deadline extended (open)
Invitation to participate at the MONTH OF RESEARCH
AUGUST 14th – SEPTEMBER 10th 2017, Uferstudios
Uferstudios invite you to be part of the "Month of Research”!
Please find attached 16 proposals that reached us through Step 1 / Call for Proposals. We hope you enjoy reading and we are keen to hear on which proposed subject you want to collaborate.
As you will see we left the proposals pretty much the way they reached us, so they vary in form and length as well as in "openness" or "strictness" of the proposed research. As for the proposals that reached us in German, we translated them into English, hoping to keep language-barriers a littler lower.
Everybody who seriously wants to commit to this experiment is invited to send us a letter of interest to join the research. Please state:
− name and contact
− choose one of the research fields and shortly state why you consider the field of research interesting for your own thinking/practice (approx. 300 signs). It is also possible to express your interest for two or three research topics. Please prioritize your choice
− please signal any time restrictions within the month
Best-case scenario would be, that all interested people could be adopted by one research project/field. If too many apply for a specific research proposal, a lottery will decide.
All artists will gather for a kick-off meeting on June 7th 2017, 2 PM – o.e. in order to collaboratively elaborate a first draft of structure, rules and timeline for the final implementation of the "Month of Research”!
We hope that everybody taking part at the "Month of Research” commits to both its intensity and its openness and is aware of sharing his/her/their research progress with the fellow researches on the premises. In the end the documentation of the whole process and the single research groups shall be made available to everybody.
The Uferstudios with its partners and artists involved are launching a "Month of Research” in 10 of our studios and some ateliers that follows the idea of gathering, sharing, openness and enquiry and offers the opportunity to experience the joy and the challenge of collective research – searching, practicing, eating and thinking together.
The research inquiries are already structurally conceived as collective research, going as far as giving up one’s own research interest to be worked on solely by others. While this frameset is given by us and the artists that collaborated on the idea of "Month of Research”, the exact details of content and structure of the "Month of Research” are determined by open participation: research topics were found by an open call; they were anonymized and discussed by the ones who handed in a proposal: together we decided to publish all proposals (once we got the consent of the proposer), since the number of proposals fits the availability of studio space.
Structure and workflow of the researches shall be elaborated in self-organization by the participating research groups. They will give themselves their own rules, a working method, an organizational structure, including timeline, format and intensity. The only request is to publish their research outcome or their followed traces at one point, while the timing, format, structure or form of such a publication is matter of the group – it can include showings, writings, digital, visual, physical or oral formats.