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Nyberg, L. (2023). Places where to start: How do we incite study in times of uncertainty?. In: : . Paper presented at On Not Knowing: How Artists Teach, Glasgow, UK, June 9-10 2023.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This workshop examines how we, as teachers of artistic practice, incite study1. In a time when the promise of education to prepare students for the future becomes harder to fulfil, we will focus on how we establish practices of study, in and beyond education2. How do we show students places where to start?”

In education we ask students to act; to make decisions, explore subjects of interest and create art. How do we help them to work through the resistance that comes from acting in a world that is unstable and unpredictable? Teaching being-with-uncertainty3 is characterised by an openness to knowing the world through epistemological gaps. This means recognizing that we will not be able to act with certainty in this world, while still managing to not become paralysed by this insight. Furthermore, as teachers and students, we must learn not simply to act, but to act with intent, despite the lack of guarantees for a desired outcome.

The aim of the workshop is to practice a shift from goal oriented teaching, to focus on places where to start. Based in a generous sharing of skills and experience, we will experiment with how we enter the classroom, introduce subjects and methods, and spark the will to study (in students as well as in ourselves), validating specific art bound pedagogies as we go. The workshop is based on Lisa Nyberg’s experience of teaching courses on “To Study” with first year students at academies of visual and performing arts, as well as her PhD project Pedagogies of the Unknown – studying for a future, without guarantees (2022).

National Category
Visual Arts Pedagogy
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220845 (URN)
Conference
On Not Knowing: How Artists Teach, Glasgow, UK, June 9-10 2023
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-15Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. (2023). Ways of communicating art as research. In: : . Paper presented at Advancing Research Communication – the role of Humanities in the Digital Era, Umeå, Sweden, December 11-13, 2023.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This presentation will reflect on how to include performative elements when presenting artistic research: How do we mirror the content of the research in how it is communicated? How do we communicate the experience of art?

National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220844 (URN)
Conference
Advancing Research Communication – the role of Humanities in the Digital Era, Umeå, Sweden, December 11-13, 2023
Available from: 2024-02-13 Created: 2024-02-13 Last updated: 2024-02-13Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. (2022). Teaching for the future as a surprise. In: : . Paper presented at NORDIC 2022:Collections, online, October 25-27, 2022.
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Starting from cultural geographer Ben Anderson notion of the future as a surprise I would like to discuss how we relate to the future unknown in arts education. In a Scandinavian context still very much bound to utopian thinking, acknowledging how the future will surprise us offers a shift in how we relate to the unknown that does not aim to control. With an element of unpredictability, we can put our efforts into imagining both probable and improbable futures, paying attention to what is incubated within the present, and foster a state of readiness for what is to come. The future as a surprise allows us to practice staying and playing with uncertainty. With examples from my own teaching at different Scandinavian Art Academies I will offer a set of suggestions for places where to start.

National Category
Art History
Research subject
Food and Nutrition; education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220903 (URN)
Conference
NORDIC 2022:Collections, online, October 25-27, 2022
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-14Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. (2021). Pedagogies of the unknown: studying for a future, without guarantees. (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm: BoD - Books on Demand
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2021 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Lisa Nyberg's PhD project starts from the question: how can we study for a future unknown? In light of anthropogenic climate change, a global environmental crisis, and its destabilizing impact on social and economic systems, there is an urgency to examine how we relate to the future in our pedagogy; how we anticipate, imagine and prepare through our teaching and our studies. At the basis of this research is a teaching practice; the classroom of aesthetic education at the intersection of study, creative work and the institution. From this base a performance practice has developed that draws from lecture performance and meditation as a quotidian and creative practice, to create a series of guided meditations. These are presented as art installations, as sound pieces and as activities in the classroom. The guided meditations propose an experiment in how to address the contradiction of learning for the future, by focusing, intently, on the present. Simultaneously, the project raises a critique of Western constructs of utopia as the dominant form of imagining otherwise, by looking to feminist and de-colonial theory that resist utopian fatalism and claims to universality. The aim is to make a critical shift from utopia towards a constantly changing and undetermined future – the unknown.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: BoD - Books on Demand, 2021. p. 135
Keywords
Pedagogy, Freire, future studies, utopia, unknown, critical consciousness, meditation, guided meditation, imagining otherwise, pedagogik, framtidsstudier, Freire, utopi, anti-fascism, meditation, guidad meditation
National Category
Arts Visual Arts Pedagogy
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206112 (URN)978-91-8027-690-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2022-06-10, Zoom, 11:45 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2023-03-31 Created: 2023-03-28 Last updated: 2023-03-31Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. (2021). With the unknown close to heart. In: : . Paper presented at A Thinking Practice, Stockholm, Sweden, October 22-23, 2021.
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2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The symposium is initiated from an interest in working collectively, with the insight that this work also causes chafing. It is messy and complex to work in a group and it raises questions about power, openness and frameworks.How can one act, listen and be differently (with each other) in the world and perhaps thereby reshape it? How can one stay with the big perspectives with the help of the small: the body, the filth and chafing intact? The focus of the symposium is to practically investigate forms of thinking. We believe that all thoughts are thought from somewhere – in relation to a practice and to thoughts previously thought. We therefore see that how we think is crucial for what we think.We have invited six people who work with collective, listening and physical practices to engage in these questions, or ask new ones if necessary.Participants in the symposium are Juli Apponen, Jonna Bornemark, Eleanor Bauer, Sebastian Dahlqvist, Lisa Nyberg and Cara Tolmie, invited by Stina Nyberg and Sofia Wiberg.

National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220904 (URN)
Conference
A Thinking Practice, Stockholm, Sweden, October 22-23, 2021
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-14Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. (2020). Induction: an unknown at the heart of our lives. Periskop (24), 48-61
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2020 (English)In: Periskop, ISSN 0908-6919, E-ISSN 2596-4283, no 24, p. 48-61Article in journal (Refereed) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

This is an invitation to a practice, an induction, in the form of a text.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Royal Danish Library, 2020
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220841 (URN)10.7146/periskop.v2020i24.126177 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-02-13 Created: 2024-02-13 Last updated: 2024-02-13Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. (2020). The Sling.
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2020 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220919 (URN)
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-16Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. (2018). FEELERS. Malmö
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2018 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

“In this space we allow ourselves to become with the deep network of the cephalopod molluscs, such as octopuses, cuttlefish and squids. The body of the cephalopod is tender and pliant. Their highly decentralized nervous system re-locates brainpower throughout the body, into a myriad of local neural networks –feelers of extreme sensibility.In a collective effort to anticipate the future, we are learning to stay with the trouble. The trouble of living and dying, together on a damaged earth. We invite you to dissolve and de-normalize in a space of speculative fabulation, feminist mythology, immersive audio and sound as touch.Activating our bodies as we expand into softness.“

Place, publisher, year, pages
Malmö: , 2018
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220931 (URN)
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-16Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L., Giertz, J. & Östling, T. (2017). UNSETTLING II: A guided meditation to the sea. Venice
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2017 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The work deals with unsettling and de-centering by the means of meditation. A voice guides the listener through an awareness exercise, where one’s body is soaked into the sea, and the rhythm of one’s body is disrupted by a call from the deep. There is an element of ”soft cohesion”, a persuasiveness of the voice, guiding the listener to dispossess of the current reality, falling into another rhythm, to be possessed and unsettled. In the process there is also space for negotiation and resistance. This work was produced for the Research Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2017 and is site specific to Venice. It addresses the unstable foundation of the city and the troubled Mediterranean sea.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Venice: , 2017
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220935 (URN)
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-16Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L. & Giertz, J. (2017). Unsettling III: Together to the Sea. In: : . Paper presented at EARN Conference: HAUNTOPIA / What if, Venice, Italy, September 8-9, 2017.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This performance is an adaptation of the sound installation Unsettling II: a guided meditation to the sea to fit a live performance. The voice addresses a collective as well as the individual, guiding the attention towards the other bodies in the rooms, to tune in to each other for a sense of taking this journey together. The sound is performed live, merging sampling with synthesizers.

National Category
Arts
Research subject
Artistic research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220906 (URN)
Conference
EARN Conference: HAUNTOPIA / What if, Venice, Italy, September 8-9, 2017
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-14Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0009-0005-5584-0781

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