Open Call

Held - Experiments in Touch


No Funding
Oslo, Norway


- This residency will be of specific interest to people working in performance, design or arts research, anti-colonial ecology, somatics, sound and experimental pedagogy, or a combination of those areas. However, no previous experience of residency work is needed, and suitable applicants from other backgrounds and disciplines will be gladly considered. - Selections will be based on the potential of each participant to contribute to and benefit from the residency, not on applicants’ academic or professional backgrounds. - Oslo-based artists and QTBIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to apply. - One international artist and up to five Oslo-based artists will be invited to join. - Applications are invited from all countries, but PRAKSIS can only fund one international participant. - Residents are expected to engage fully in group activities (joining meals, participating in events and engaging in group work and discussion) for the duration of the residency.

Number of Participants

Eight places are available. Selections will be made by Selwa Sweidan, Nina Sarnelle and members of the PRAKSIS team. Online interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates shortly after the application deadline.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 04, 2023 - September 25, 2023


  • kr75.00 application fee






No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Group Dinners, Professional Development, Seminars, Workshops


Choreography, Dance, Design, Interdiscplinary Arts, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Research, Sound Art



Program Description

The residency offers up to five Oslo-based artists and one international resident the opportunity to work for three weeks together with Sweidan and Sarnelle on collective research and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Sarnelle and Sweidan’s work is informed by participatory, decolonial methodologies in which ‘every body’ is engaged in processes of making and knowing. Guided by thinkers such as Karen Barad, Édouard Glissant, Petra Kuppers, Erin Manning, Hortense Spillers, and Hypatia Vourloumis, Sweidan and Sarnelle use touch to feel their way through complex issues of consent, inclusion, power, entanglement, and otherness. The residency aims to bring together a diverse group of practitioners who engage with fields such as multisensorial spectatorship, environmental toxicities, queer theory, racial & disability justice, or practices of collectivity/consent. For more information about program structure visit:

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