Visuality, Spatiality and Scholarly Performance

The Knowledge Catcher

Knowledge is co-constituted by the forms in which it is developed and communicated. For our research article “Knowledge Catcher: On the performative agency of scholarly forms” Julie Bønnelycke and I constructed a knowledge catcher with which to read the text. Check out the article. 

Video stills from ‘Impetus’ (Fyn, 2017).

Video stills from ‘M-22′ (New York, 2012).

About Connie Svabo

Connie Svabo works with art and design methodologies in scholarly research. She is Director of the transdisciplinary research centre Experience Lab and Associate Professor of Performance Design and Visual Culture at Roskilde University (DK) and has an extensive record of publication and practice. She pushes the boundaries of scholarly research in hybrid mixtures of art, design and writing, arguing that the academy includes and acknowledges aesthetic forms of learning, understanding and knowing in research and education. This is the anchor point of her ongoing research collaboration with Stanford University (USA), Concordia University (CAN), Erasmus University (NL), Technological University Dublin (IRL), MOME University of Art and Design Budapest (HN), Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (NL) and Codarts (NL).

Connie Svabo has a substantial record of creative practice and has contributed to the development of a number of exhibitions, media productions and communication materials. She is the recipient of a working scholarship from the Danish Arts Foundation, was affiliated with the Funen Visual Art Academy in 2016 as Visiting Scholar, has participated as performing researcher in the installation The Boarding School by Sister’s Academy (awarded Bikuben Exhibtion Vision Prize 2016), and has contributed to the international performance design quadrennial PQ2015. She is founder of the research collective Art/Design/Practice Research at Roskilde University.

A central theme in her  aesthetic practice is the natural environment, processes of nature, plants and animals. She pursued her doctoral work on knowledge, experience and mediation at the museum of natural history, Naturama, Denmark.

Connie Svabo chaired the Performance Design programme at Roskilde University 2013-2016, was project manager of an innovation network on knowledge and experience 2010-2013, and is member of the Industrial Research Committee of Innovation Fund Denmark.

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Exhibition view of Impetus (2017) and Exchange (2017) at SAK, Fyn.