VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research

The new digital journal for artistic research “VIS” ( will be released on 9 April 2018. The first Issue, Issue 0, will feature nine expositions, all connected to and designed in Research Catalogue – the international and multidisciplinary database for artistic research.

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VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research

Stockholm University of the Arts and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme have collaborated to establish a digital journal for artistic research ( The purpose of the journal is to serve as a basic source of knowledge for anyone who wants to learn and immerse themselves in artistic research in the Nordic region. The goal is to strengthen Nordic cooperation for artistic research. With this journal, we hope to contribute to insight, knowledge and awareness of methods, ethics and context in artistic processes.

Every Issue will feature 5–9 Peer-Reviewed expositions and the journal will come out two times a year. All the expositions featured in the journal are made in Research Catalogue. Issue 0 will be published together with the webpage on 9 April 2018. Issue 1 will be published in November 2018.

The Steering Committee for VIS
Paula Crabtree, Vice-Chancellor, Stockholm University of the Arts
Johan Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Stockholm University of the Arts
Jenny Tyllström, Director of the Research Office, Stockholm University of the Arts
Cecilie Broch Knudsen, Chairman, Norwegian Artistic Research program
Hans Knut Sveen, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Norwegian Artistic Research program
Geir Strøm, CEO, Norwegian Artistic Research program

Editorial Committee for VIS, 2017–2019
Cecilia Roos, Vice Rector of Research, Stockholm University of the Arts
Anna Lindal, Head of Department, Stockholm University of the Arts
Mia Engberg, Researcher in Film and Media, Stockholm University of the Arts
Magnus Bärtås, Professor, University of Arts, Crafts and Design
Darla M Crispin, Director of Arne Nordheim Center, NMH
Serge von Arx, Artistic Director Scenography Ostfold University College
Trond Lossius, Head of Research, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Heidi Möller, Editorial Project Manager, Stockholm University of the Arts

The portal page for VIS in Research Catalogue can be found here.
VIS facebook-page can be found here.


Call for Expositions: VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research, Issue 1

6 March – 25 April 2018

VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research – opens its Call for Expositions for Issue 1, devoted to the idea of ‘risk’ in artistic research. The call is open between 6 March and 25 April.

Title Issue 1:  Risk in Artistic Research – jeopardy or validation?

Risk – and associated topics such as vulnerability, unguardedness, precariousness, failure and uncanniness – are frequently raised as concerns within artistic research arenas.  Less common is the opportunity to go beyond merely reflecting upon subjective associated effects and, instead, to try to understand the wider implications of embedding elements of risk within the matter and material of art-making itself.  Issue 1 of VIS seeks to provide such an opportunity; the starting premise of this Call for Expositions is that risk may be regarded not merely as a subjective perception, but also as an aspect of the material that is essential to the nature of artistic research and art-making itself.

Concurrent with such a premise is the notion that for artistic research to become increasingly significant as a discipline, something must be ‘at stake’ in the conception and realization of artistic research projects.  From this perspective, it is important for artistic research work to reach beyond personal assessments of the boundaries between safety and risk to encompass broader perceptions and world views.  The Call for Expositions invites the testing of such ideas, in-and-through the making of art.

VIS invites those wishing to submit work to develop material that manifests a reflection upon risk as well as a critiquing of ideas concerning risk, starting from, but not necessarily confined to, those outlined above.  Art works and expositions should be conceived for the benefit both of those within the field and those beyond the sphere of artistic research; they should be applicable to audiences in the Nordic countries and, preferably, more widely.  Expositions in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English are all welcome.

How to submit?

Submit a written project proposal (abstract) for your exposition to Heidi Möller, Editorial Project Manager for VIS, latest on 25 April 2018. In addition, also submit a CV and 1–3 examples of your artistic works/performances. High resolution video/sound/images can be sent through Dropbox or

The Editorial Committee will select around ten proposals for Issue 1, latest on 2 May 2018.

Selected contributors are required to register for an account on Research Catalogue and use the online space to design the layout for the whole exposition that will be featured in For technical guidance with the processes, contact Heidi Möller. Guidelines and more information will also be found at after the release of VIS on 9 April.

All expositions will be Peer-Reviewed. Issue 1 is expected to be published in November 2018.


Call for Peer Reviewers: VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research, Issue 1

6 March – 2 May 2018

The Editorial Board of the VIS Nordic Journal for Artistic Research has based the Call for Expositions for Issue 1 on the concept of risk within art-making and artistic research:

Title Issue 1:  Risk-taking Artistic Research – jeopardy or validation?

VIS is interested in exploring new ideas for the process of peer-review in artistic research.  Models that combine rigorous scrutiny of work with a collaborative and developmental process are of particular interest to the Board. In keeping with the potential of the topic, potential peer-reviewers should also be open to exploring what risk might mean in the context of both peer-review and the area of quality assurance more generally.

VIS invites expressions of interest from potential peer-reviewers to explore these subjects through working on VIS Issue 1. Expressions of interest accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae should be sent, latest on 1 May 2018, to:  

Heidi Möller, Editorial Project Manager for VIS