The Sensuous Knowledge Conference
The Sensuous Knowledge Conference Comes to Town: Join us in Bergen, Norway, 23 – 25 January 2013!
Photo (above): Dag Fosse
A unique collaboration between Art Museums of Bergen and Bergen Academy of Art and Design forms the new context for the conference: Sensuous Knowledge will actually take place inside of two exhibitions Material Information curated by José Andrés Gaitán and Real Life Stories, curated byFeng Boyi and including Ai Wei Wei.
Call for papers and further reading:
The exhibitions will strengthen and inspire the sensuous in energetic and powerful ways as is key to Sensuous Knowledge. We will keep the successful format from the previous series 2004 - 2009: Participants present their practice-based research projects and discuss them in small groups of peers within which discussions may snowball throughout the three days.
About the earlier Sensuous Knowledge Conferences
KHiB was host to an annual conference in between 2004 and 2009 called "Sensuous Knowledge".
The aim of the conference Sensuous Knowledge is not that we should once more discuss what artistic R&D is, but that we should discuss examples of projects of various kinds with the purpose of contributing to the creation of a genuine tradition of artistic R&D. The conferences will make use of many completed R&D projects; many were presented and discussed both to evaluate their individual quality and make the participants aware of their character and the ontological, epistemological and methodical - and artistic - problems to which they give rise.
The Solstrand Venue
The earlier conferences were held at Solstrand just south of Bergen and had no more than 85 participating attendees. One main goal of the conference was to secure tight groups in which the discussions could evolve during the course of the conference.
Hilde Hauan Johnsen, Professor at KHiB, engaging in group discussions during the SK6 conference in 2009. Photo: Peter Klasson
The conerence has its own website:
The conference also spawned a publication series: