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, Erin Mallon
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. Since 2020, the work group publishes a monthly series of #microreviews, in which guests from the artistic research landscape review a publication of their choosing in approx. 1000 characters.
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
- Dis da lavur, Tschlin: Practices of situating in rural spaces / 23.–26.06.2021
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
The SARN TABLE series represents a ‘Stammtisch'-like frame for exchange about meanings, methods and contents of research in the arts. Both members and those interested in learning more about SARN are welcome to join the meetings, which are hosted in connection with public events that relate to artistic research (e.g. exhibitions or other formats). In keeping with the nature of a Stammtisch, space will be
given to conversations about everybody’s work as well as to the questions participants bring with them.