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April 24, 2024

MacKenzie Trupp’s (UNIVIE) research received The Impact Award 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVIE PhD Candidate MacKenzie Trupp has been recently awarded with the Impact Award 2023 funded by the City of Vienna Cultural Affairs for her research funded by ARTIS. MacKenzie Trupp is a doctoral candidate at the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe) of the University of Vienna.Through […]
October 02, 2023

Paper on Ethical Conflicts in the Research Project: ARTIS. Research as ‘Dirty’[1]: On Colonial Histories of Research

The ARTIS project description aims to research ‘how art impacts societies depending on their dominant ideologies’. This excerpt by Anisha Gupta Müller (KHB) hopes to turn the question around: how do dominant ideologies affect research in the first place? From the context of weißensee kunsthochschule, Anisha Gupta Müller writes on the ethical problems that foreground scientific research
July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.

Written by Olivia Maegaard Nielsen

ARTIS members met for the second big ARTIS research workshop, this time in Vienna. 

This September, all partner universities were gathered for the first time in person at the University of Vienna to discuss integration and possible new collaborations between the work packages. In the course of two days, the 22nd and 23rd of September 2022, the work package leaders presented what they are and have been working on and gave each other feedback and ideas. 

Matthew Pelowski (UNIVIE) and Joerg Fingerhut (HUB) gave a keynote. 

Following an introduction and a roundtable discussion about the outlook of the next 1,5 years, Drasko Boko (UNIVIE) presented the project management work package, WP1. Subsequently, Matthew Pelowski (UNIVIE) presented WP2, Milena Dragićević Šešić (FDU) WP9, and Joerg Fingerhut (HUB) presented WP3. From WP8, Anisha Gupta Müller (KHB), joined the meeting on Zoom to discuss possible ethical conflicts in the research project, and Christine Goutrié (KHB) and Ulf Aminde (KHB) gave an outlook for the work package which begins in February 2023. After this, Katrin Heimann (AAU) presented what WP4 has been working on, Eftychia Stamkou (UVA) presented WP5, and Joerg Fingerhut (HUB) WP6. Finally, Sarah Hegenbart (UOXF), Anthony Gardner (UOXF) and Manos Tsakiris (RHUL) gave an update on WP7, after which the content of the ten presentations was discussed and reflected upon. Concurrently, a visual representation of the work packages and their respective projects provided an overview and gave the members a chance to draw connections between the work packages, using colorful paper and thread. 

Visualization of the respective projects of the work packages 

The second workshop day was spent discussing the bigger picture, logistics, cohesion and methods, and policy and implication, both in plenum and in smaller groups. Also present at the meeting were PhD candidates, Corinna Kühnapfel (UNIVIE), MacKenzie Trupp (UNIVIE), Stephanie Miller (UNIVIE), Theresa Rahel Demmer (UNIVIE), Rohan Dunham (UVA), Yağmur Özbay (UVA), Yağmur Özbay (UVA) and research assistants, Ayça Akan (HUB) and Olivia Maegaard Nielsen (HUB), who had a separate meeting to plan future cooperation. At the end of the day, strategery advisory board members, Svetlana Hristova and Pascale Bonniel Chalier gave their feedback on what had been presented to them throughout the two workshop days. The end of the workshop was marked with a collective trip to the contemporary art museum, mumok.