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FWF | PEEK project
by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein and Ingrid Cogne


The art-based research project Six Formats analyses various formats commonly used in relation to art-based knowledge articulation and/or communication in the present day: publication, lecture-performance, exhibition, symposium, screening, and workshop.


Six Formats creates situations of dialogue in, on, and between each of its formats, around a particular theme, and in a particular constellation of a partner institution and a group of participants invited as co-researchers. Each format is a collaborative process of ongoing self-reflection and re-articulation aiming for reciprocal attentiveness to the respective needs of the project and its partners and co-researchers.



The working week for the format publication took place at Scriptings, Berlin, Germany, in October 2015 with:
Ingrid Cogne, Aron Kullander-Östling, Achim Lengerer, Patricia Reed, Elske Rosenfeld, Tomás Ruiz-Rivas.



The working week for the format symposium took place at Transit Cluj, Romania, in April 2016 with: Freja Bäckman, Ingrid Cogne, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Gerardo Montes de Oca, Elske Rosenfeld, Attila Tordai-S.

The two working weeks for the format exhibition took place at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria, in January and June 2016. It brought together Ingrid Cogne, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Corina Oprea, Elske Rosenfeld, Tobias Pilz, Klaus Schafler with Peter Böhm.
The exhibition “Schallwirkungen auf Mensch und Tier” was on display at the Kunsthalle from July 6th to July 21st 2016.



The working week for the format lecture-performance took place at Artexte, Montreal, Canada, in 2017 January with: Paula Caspao, Ingrid Cogne, k.g. Guttman, Tobias Pilz, Noémie Solomon and the contribution of Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.

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The art-based research project Six Formats, which runs from 2015-2018, is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, PEEK, AR291-G21) and hosted by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Research team:

Univ.Prof. Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein: Project Leader.

Ingrid Cogne, PhD: Employed as postdoctoral researcher since February 2015, Cogne co-leads Six Formats in dialogue with Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.

Cogne conceptualizes the different formats and implements the overall project, as well as its administration. Developing methods, practices, and situations for each and between the formats, she focuses on “facilitation” as a way to question and challenge the relation(s) between content and format. In addition, Cogne works on the communication of the contents carried by the project in collaboration with Julia Hölzl and Tobias Pilz.

Julia Hölzl, PhD: Employed as postdoctoral researcher since November 2016, Hölzl contributes to the research and communication of the contents carried by the project. In collaboration with Cogne, she is currently working on a series of publications.

Mag Tobias Pilz: Employed as student collaborator since January 2016, Pilz participates as researcher in various formats as well as assistant for the implementation and administration of the overall project.

Former member: Elske Rosenfeld PhD., Post-doc Researcher (April 2015- Feb. 2017)

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