Corkscrew Show and Tell (30 May) and Awkward Encounters (21 June) – Practice Based Research

Please find below details of two Corkscrew events coming up:

1) Show and Tell: Birkbeck practice-research PhD students present and discuss their work in progress

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 2-5pm
Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

Gol Nourp: Representations of Iranian female sexuality in Iranian contemporary literature

Selina Robertson: Building the archive: a curatorial investigation into the hidden histories of London’s feminist film collectives of the 1980s. 

Open to all PhD students. No need to book.

2) Awkward Encounters: Consent in Practice-Research

Thursday 21 June, 6-9pm (refreshments will be served)
Birkbeck, University of London, Keynes Library
Facilitated by Sarah Jury and Hamish MacPherson

A peer-to-peer workshop for exchanging tactics, methods and concerns about negotiating consent in practice-research. This workshop is for students, postgraduates and academics who work with other people in the process of their research, and consider this part of their practice-research.

Place are limited, details and booking here.

Sophie Hope

Lecturer, Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies

School of Arts, Birkbeck College, University of London

s.hope@bbk.ac.uk

www.sophiehope.org.uk

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Corkscrew Events – 29 November 2017 for all practice based research students

We have two Corkscrew events happening on Wednesday 29 November:

12-2pm: Staff exchange
Public event open to all

Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck) and Dr Anthony Schrag (Queen Margaret University) will discuss their research as socially engaged practice embedded in the context of working environments and the challenges this brings.

Followed by:

2-5pm: Show and tell workshop

Open to all PhD students at Birkbeck

Room 317, 43 Gordon Square

Practice-based PhD students Jo Coleman (“Please identify yourself for the tape.”: Demystifying the interview process) and Caroline Molloy (Re-imagined communities: understanding the visual habitus of transcultural photographs) will present and discuss their work in progress.

Please do come along to both events, and spread the word!

See the Corkscrew website for other dates for your diary in 2018.

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Corkscrew – Show and Tell 27 February 2017 2-5pm

Corkscrew: Show and Tell

Hosted by Bruno Roubicek, artist and Birkbeck PhD student, show and tell sessions invite practice-based research students to present work in progress. It’s an opportunity to share your emerging practice and receive feedback in a supportive environment. Sessions through the year will consider how practice and scholarship can work together to generate insight and understanding. What is “doing knowledge” and how can practice be made evident to examiners?

On Monday 27 February, 2-5pm, join us for the spring Show and Tell session. Alongside presentations, we will discuss Sophie Hope’s article ‘Bursting paradigms: a colour wheel of practice-research’, Cultural Trends, 25, 2 (2016), 74-86 (NB. Senate House Library membership needed for access via this link).

Show and Tell takes place in G10, School of Arts.

The summer date will be announced later in the year.

RSVP to Bruno here.

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Practice Based – Corkscrew Spring Term 2017

CORKSCREW: SPRING 2017

Show and Tell

Hosted by Bruno Roubicek, artist and Birkbeck PhD student, show and tell sessions invite practice-based research students to present work in progress. It’s an opportunity to share your emerging practice and receive feedback in a supportive environment. Sessions through the year will consider how practice and scholarship can work together to generate insight and understanding. What is “doing knowledge” and how can practice be made evident to examiners?

On Monday 27 February, 2-5pm, join us for the spring Show and Tell session. Alongside presentations, we will discuss Sophie Hope’s article ‘Bursting paradigms: a colour wheel of practice-research’, Cultural Trends, 25, 2 (2016), 74-86 (NB. Senate House Library membership needed for access via this link).

Show and Tell takes place in G10, School of Arts. The summer date will be announced later in the year.

RSVP to Bruno here.

The Particularities of Conference Presentation

On Friday 3 March, 9.30am-12.30pm, join us for a 3-hour workshop that offers training in delivering conference presentations effectively.

Conference presentation is an essential aspect of the working life of a professional researcher.  Yet doctoral students often acquire skills in this area somewhat unevenly, learning through trial and error.  This workshop approaches the conference presentation as a moment of public performance.  It asks: what are the formal features of an effective presentation?  What techniques can a presenter use to communicate with his or her audience – whether in the context of scholarly conferences, public lectures, or arts venues?  This workshop is run in collaboration with artists from Haranczak-Navarre Performance Projects.

Participating students can then either attend or present research on collaborative practices at Twofold: the Particularities of Working in Pairs (Friday 3 & Saturday 4 March 2017) – a symposium that explores the duet as a mode of collaboration across the disciplines.  See the foot of this email for the CFP – deadline Friday 27 January.

The Particularities of Conference Presentation is supported by the CHASE Cohort Development Fund.  Places are free but limited to 20 – booking is essential.

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Corkscrew: Invitation to group crits for writing-led practices

Invitation to group crits for writing-led practices.

‘I am looking to establish a small group of practitioners with similar specific or thematic concerns to present work for critical feedback. In addition to Birkbeck research students, I am also inviting practice-based research students in the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, too.

We would conduct crit-like sessions, with a small number of people presenting work for feedback from the group. Over a number of sessions everyone would have a chance to present. The idea is to generate a community that can offer specific technical advice, as well as more general feedback.

The focus of the group is writing – specifically the production of text for the gallery or other curated spaces. This could be text to be read, performed, listened to or watched onscreen. We would book rooms at Birkbeck for optimum viewing conditions: the cinema, the performance space, the gallery or academic seminar rooms.

If you’d like to participate, please contact Sally: manfred@sallyoreilly.org.uk

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Corkscrew Events – Autumn Term 2016

Dear all

This is a note regarding Corkscrew – a network for practice-based/led research students in the School of Arts at Birkbeck.

Each term, Corkscrew hosts events specifically for students pursuing their research through practice.  There will be one ‘show and tell’ session, which allows students to share and discuss examples of practice, and another event offered by a visiting speaker from across the disciplines.

Details of the events we are running this term can be found below.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Many thanks

Louise

Corkscrew events

Show and Tell

On Monday 31 October, 2-5pm, join us for the first show and tell session of the year.

Hosted by Bruno Roubicek, artist and Birkbeck PhD student, this show and tell session invites practice-based research students to present work in progress. It’s an opportunity to share your emerging practice and receive feedback in a supportive environment. Sessions through the year will consider how practice and scholarship can work together to generate insight and understanding. What is “doing knowledge” and how can practice be made evident to examiners?

Show and Tell takes place in G10, School of Arts. RSVP to Bruno here.

Breath Catalogue

On Monday 14 November, 2-5pm, join us for Breath Catalogue.

Breath Catalogue is a collaborative work by artist-scholars Kate Elswit and Megan Nicely, and data scientist/interaction designer Ben Gimpert, together with composer Daniel Thomas Davis and violist Stephanie Griffin.

The project combines choreographic methods with medical technology to externalize breath as experience. Dance artists link breathing and movement patterns in both creation and performance. Our goal is to expand the intrinsic dance connection between breath and gesture. The catalogue makes it possible to collect and retrieve different breath samples through the process of live dance, by visualizing and making audible the data obtained from the mover’s breath, and inserting this into the choreographic process to make the breath perceptible to the spectator.

The piece uses capacitance resistance sensors from StretchSense. This wearable technology gathers breath data during the Breath Catalogue performance and transmits it. Doing so is more than “tracking”; it enables the development of feedback loops that create new choreographic structures, in the process allowing the dancers to interact with their own breath in new, intimate, and palpable ways.

Kate and Megan will present a lecture demonstration version of Breath Catalogue, incorporating moments for Q&A with the audience. This event will be of interest to practice-based researchers working in the fields of performance, visual culture, medical humanities and digital humanities.

Breath Catalogue will take place in G10, Birkbeck School of Arts.  Places are free but limited – book here.

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CFP: Embodied Methodologies – Practice Based Conference: deadline 25 Aug

The fourth annual Practice-based Research Conference, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London, will take place in Bedford Square, central London on November 4-5, 2016, on the topic of ‘Embodied Methodologies’. We are delighted to announce our two confirmed keynote speakers, Professor Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths, University of London) and filmmaker Jodie Mack (Dartmouth College, US), and invite practitioners, academics, writers and artists to submit their abstracts for paper presentations, performances, workshops, and installations.

‘Embodied methodology’ is both a practical question of how work, both creative and critical, is composed, and an ontological and epistemological enquiry into the status of the ‘body of work’, the ‘body of knowledge’, and the body itself. Furthermore, the emancipatory ruptures that bodily knowledges and practices might present exist uneasily beside the often equally ’embodied’ techniques of torture, surveillance, and war. What constitutes an embodied methodology, and how might this inform academic and creative work? How might embodied methodologies undertake interdisciplinarity?

We anticipate a range of possible responses, including but not limited to: ecology and climate; activist practices (e.g. samizdat, squatting, direct action); labour and historical materialism; digital and analogue technologies; consumerism; science and medicine; as well as possible challenges to ’embodiment’ through feminism, queer theory and psychoanalysis. We are especially interested in how these questions coexist with forms of practice.

In particular, we invite submissions with the following foci in mind:

Curation

Consider the historical role of the curator (collaborator, instigator, impresario, mediator) and what new forms of curatorial work are emerging or may emerge in the future, including alternative contemporary forms of museum practice (e.g. Museum of Innocence, Istanbul; Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania).

Art and Performance

Workshops, performances or demonstrations of practice that engage with methodological concerns are welcome, as well as theorizations of performance and gesture. Applicants might also consider the conference as a space to explore forms of embodied methodology in terms of how material is presented, how audiences are constituted, and how new spaces of public discourse might come into being.

Space/Site/Place

How do sites create relationships that inform, determine, and inscribe forms/methods of embodiment and materiality? Consider architectural spaces (perhaps including the site of the conference) and their latencies and potentialities, as well as geographies and social use of space.

Please submit a 350 word abstract and short bio to practice@rhul.ac.uk by August 25, 2016 (note revised deadline). Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by September 1, 2016. Attendance is open to the public — registration will open September 1, 2016.

For more information as the conference approaches, please see https://embodiedmethodologies.wordpress.com/ for updates or contact practice@rhul.ac.uk.

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Corkscrew – Calling all Practice-based School of Arts Students

Calling all practice-based research students in the School of Arts!

We would like to invite you to ‘Corkscrew’, a network of PhD students who are carrying out practice-related doctoral research at Birkbeck.

In 2013-14 we will be hosting termly student-led seminars (for practice-based research students to present their work for feedback), termly events with guest speakers and a collaborative presentation of students’ work in the Peltz gallery at 43 Gordon Square.

The first student-led seminar will be on Monday 11 November, 6-8pm in the room 112, 43 Gordon Square). This will be a chance for you to learn about each other’s practice, share resources and identify topics you want to discuss.

Contact Sophie Hope if you would like to attend.
s.hope@bbk.ac.uk
Dr Sophie Hope
Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies
Birkbeck College
www.sophiehope.org.uk

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