RESEARCHES

"Artistic research strives to contribute, in and through the production of art, not only to the artistic universe but to what we 'know' and 'understand'."

- Henk Borgdorf

For all research projects, the reports can be requested via the contact given.

Core Piece

Mai - Aug 2022

practic and theoretical research

"The essence of things has a habit of hiding itself" (Heraclitus).
Core Piece is a practical as well as theoretical research project that looks for
staging strategies that elaborate and present the essence of things. The focus is less on the question of the representation of an essence; rather, the project directs the focus to the process it takes to reveal the core of a thing.
of a thing.

From an epistemological approach, film and performance will be compared interdisciplinarily in the categories of duration, 360° perspective and reduction. The project is based on the assumption that "the thing itself" can only be revealed in the intermedia can only reveal itself in the intermedial space between.
 

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Virtual Enlightenment

Jan - Mai 2022

Practic Research for VR and Research on Content

"Virtual Enlightenment" is a research project on the topic of digitality and spirituality. The content research focuses primarily on the origin of spirituality. Why and for what do people need spirituality? Is spitituality something that becomes more tangible through the digital space?
The research uses an interdisciplinary approach and searches for an aesthetic language to reflect and provoke similar sense-spiritual experiences through art and digital media.

The project is made possible within the framework of the scholarship programme "Junge Kunst und Neue Wege". The aim of the scholarship is to create a team for a subsequent artistic process to develop an interdisciplinary concept in 2022.

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YOU ARE CANCELLED

Mar - Jul 2021

Research on Content

The research project is a substantive research on the social and cultural effects of the of the "Cancel Culture". What new moral responsibility does the use of new media entail for art?

The research project is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Research_Window

Jan - Apr 2021

Practical Artistic Research

HOW CONTAGIOUS IS ART IN VIRTUAL SPACE?‘

 

This was the central question in the research project and aimed at the immersion potential of livestream performances. Which staging strategies can simulate or almost create the basic theatrical premise of 'bodily co-presence' and the resulting 'autopoietic feedback loop' in virtual space. The research questions were: "Which theatrical conventions are already present in the livestream?", "Which theatrical conventions can be digitally translated in the livestream?

 

The research project is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

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Sperm of Virtuality

Aug - Sep 2019 +

Jan - Apr 2020

Practical Artistic Research

The research project investigated theatrical conventions and processes under telematic and (inter)media conditions. The focus was on the ambivalence and reciprocity between analogue and virtual space.

The project was funded by the Regional Council of the Studentenwerk OstNiedersachsen, the Studentenwerk OstNiedersachen and the Institute for Theatre, Media and Popular Culture of the Foundation University of Hildesheim

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rehearsal:window

Mar - May 2019

Practical Artistic Research

rehearsal:window is a view through the virtual slice of reality. It explored the reciprocity between analogue and virtual space and the possibilities of dance in the intermedial in-between space using a livestream on YouTube.

The project was funded by the Institute for Theatre, Media and Popular Culture of the Foundation University of Hildesheim.

On The Edge Of Roaming

Jan 2019

Lecture

The lecture focused on the expansion of reality through an immersive spatial experience using augmented reality apps and AR performances..

As part of the Master Days in Hildesheim, Katharina Simons presented her reflections on the potential of intermedial spatial experiences in the performing arts.

THAT POPPY: Un Unhuman Being

Jan 2018

Lecture

If the Internet were a human being?


As part of the Master Days in Hildesheim, Katharina Simons presented her research on audiovisual and media-aesthetic (self-)representation practices in Web 2.0 using the example of That Poppy.