InFormation - Nordic Journal of Art and Research https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/information <p><em>InFormation</em> er et tverrfaglig, fagfellevurdert tidsskrift for kunst og forskning. Tidsskriftets mål er å spre kunnskap og erfaring fra forskning og utviklingsprosjekter innen kunstnerisk praksis og refleksjon, kunstutdanning, kunst- og kulturteori og relaterte områder.</p> HiOA nb-NO InFormation - Nordic Journal of Art and Research 1893-2479 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><p>1: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p><p>2: Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</p><p>3: Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</p> Møter gjennom mønster i filt. Narrativ og poetisk dokumentasjon som utgangspunkt for og pådriver i kunstdidaktisk praksis i en helsekontekst https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/information/article/view/2619 <span><span>I denne artikkelen søkes det, fra et kunstdidaktisk perspektiv, å belyse forbindelser mellom kunstpraksis og utvidet omsorgsarbeid i en helsekontekst. Hensikten er, gjennom å beskrive, analysere og konstruere kjennetegn ved praksis, å bidra med kunnskap om hvordan en relasjonell og sosialt orientert kunstpraksis konstitueres med demente beboere og helsepersonell over tid på to sykehjem. Forskningsspørsmålet tar for seg hvordan narrativ og poetisk dokumentasjon påvirker didaktiske valg og hvilken betydning det får i utviklingen av kunstnerens praksis. I artikkelen resonneres det med at en gjennomgående og systematisk bruk av narrativ og poetisk dokumentasjon fører til en refleksiv kunstdidaktisk praksis som åpner for affektive møter gjennom materialer, integrering av levd kropp og aktørenes mulighet til å være i det kommende sammen. Disse aspektene forståes som vitale kvaliteter som kan ha overføringsverdi til sansebaserte strategier i et utvidet omsorgsarbeid. Kunstnerens dokumentasjonspraksis løftes fram som en strategi for å lyssette den etiske dimensjonen når personer med redusert eller manglende samtykkekompetanse inkluderes i kunstpraksis. I en refleksiv forskningsprosess som har en kunstledet, narrativ og praksisledet tilnærming utforskes visuelle metoder. Resultatene av studien formidles både som teoretisering i artikkelform og gjennom utprøving av undervisningsopplegg for sykepleiere, helsefagarbeidere og studenter med fokus på samarbeid mellom aktører i helsefeltet, forskeren og kunstneren</span></span><span>. </span> Gry O Ulrichsen ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-02-09 2018-02-09 7 1 10.7577/information.v7i1.2619 Cultural participation for, with and by children – Enhancing children’s agency through art pedagogy, visual knowledge-building and learning https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/information/article/view/2630 <p>This article focuses on how children's rights in society can be manifested with cultural tools and through cultural participation. The article discusses cultural participation for, with and by children based on the core ideas of a Swedish governmentally initiated strategy implemented in the 1970s. The right for children to take part in cultural activities, to be culturally active and to express themselves is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). Art education and visual activities for children in formal and informal cultural environments and the use of contemporary art will be discussed. An art-based project in collaboration between a cultural institution and preschool and younger children is described. The main purpose of the article is to analyse what impact the use of cultural participation and cultural tools has on children's collective experience and learning, as well as to discuss and contextualise the relationship between culture, preschool and school as it is influenced by global and societal changes, particularly the increasing visual impact in society through the use of digital media and multimodality. The results show how an art gallery visit and the use of cultural narratives, such as art educational activities at a preschool based on work with a picture book, create visual knowledge and contribute to children’s agency and understanding of equity as one of the aims in the early childhood education curriculum.</p> Tarja Karlsson Häikiö ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 7 1 19 19 10.7577/information.v7i1.2630 Reinventing the Yggdrasil: Hilma af Klint and Political Aesthetics https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/information/article/view/2629 <p>The Yggdrasil, the holy tree of Norse mythology, is central to Hilma af Klint’s series of paintings from 1913/15: <em>Tree of Knowledge.</em> As with the Biblical Tree of Knowledge from Eden that is echoed in Christ’s cross, the Yggdrasil allows for the salvation of humanity in Norse mythology. During the nineteenth century, the Nordic National Romantic movement turned the Norse myth towards a politics of nationalism and nationhood. Taking as her point of departure these aestheticised nationalisms, af Klint’s abstraction redirects Nordic romanticism towards an alternative political aesthetic. Locating an intertwining of genders at the heart of the Yggdrasil tradition, her androgynous abstraction subverts the nationalist and patriarchal romanticism of the nineteenth century Yggdrasil.</p> <p>Central to af Klint’s aesthetic subversion is the troubled history of theosophy’s engagement with Nordic myth. The Yggdrasil was revived in Helena Blavatsky's theosophy, and Rudolf Steiner constructed a theory of Aryanism in his readings of Nordic myth. Although af Klint was a keen student of theosophic eclecticism, using the discipline as a model for her stylistic hybrid combinations of esoteric, scientific, mythical, and modern motifs, her turn to the Yggdrasil should be read as constituting a distinct break from theosophic Nordism.</p> Jadranka Ryle ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 7 1 10.7577/information.v7i1.2629