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Datum | 22.10.2015, 16.00 h
Ort | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Hauptgebäude, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, M20

Open presentation of the artistic research titled: Displacement(s) as Method(s)
Conversation with lngrid Cogne and Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.


Conversation, 2011, Skopje, Macedonia


Displacement is a paradigm I use to describe the ways in which I organize myself and invite others to reposition themselves while being in constant movement in and between contexts that arealso in perpetual motion. Move and be moved, displace and be displaced are principles that (i) imply constant readings of contexts, the creation of appropriate situations, or/and informed uses of existing Situations; and (ii) call for attitudes of presence, distanciation, and (re-)positioning. Five methods and three practices came out of the time dedicated to search and research within my PhD project. My thesis, titled "Displacement(s) as Method(s)", is a matrix of several formats (such as Ietter, catalogue, conversation) and media (text, film, etc.), which I used to filter my works, methods, practices, and tools. Each notion, positioning, format, and work is a fragment Oof the research I have processed over the last four years. These diverging and overlapping elements and components are numerous and multiple; they nourish and densify my proposition of an articulation.

by lngrid Cogne - PhD in Practice
(born 1977, Dijon, France)
Based in Austria and Sweden, Cogne is an artist, facilitator, and researcher working across choreography, visual arts and academia.

ln February 2015, Cogne started a three-year artistic research developed in collaboration with Elske Rosenfeld and Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein. Together, they analyze various formats commonly used in relation to art as a form of knowledge production in the present day: publication, lecture-performance, exhibition, symposium, screening, and workshop. The research is funded by FWF- Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung/PEEK and supported by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

The open presentation is an event that has to officially occur two weeks prior to the PhD candidate disputation. ln order to respect the vision I have for my final work and disputation (November 9, 2015), I propose an "open presentation" in the format of a 20- minute conversation with one of my two supervisors, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.