Lead partner: University of Bergen
This work package deals with questions related to the ethical and social values and conditions of art and research as well as the ethical and social responsibility of the artist and researcher:
These questions are of particular importance when we deal with supervising doctoral projects in artistic research Doctoral projects are original and concrete artistic-research projects, involving the use of artistic methods and techniques and contributing new insights and knowledge within the artistic field. To expand the boundaries of the known certainly implies the questioning of existing norms, and these expansions need particular care when being accompanied by the supervisor (team).
How to handle questions of ethics in this relationship, and of course also how to act ethically as a supervisor towards the doctoral researcher, is a key issue in the project. The intellectual outcome will be represented in artistically based expositions (collections of positions). The artistic field may be considered as the place where mind and sensatory experience touch, thus it is crucial to communicate results by means of artistic practices and formats. The expositions will be developed on the basis of workshops and documented through video and sound recording. The recorded material will be combined with artistic material and verbal commentaries to compose the expositions. The ambition is to create basis material for the further development of doctoral projects where ethical influence and ethical potentials are being addressed. Furthermore, a goal is to contribute to the discourse on ethics in general and to research ethics.