Flavia Caviezel – Researcher / PI

Ethnologist I Film Scientist I Videast

Studies of Cultural Anthropology (specialisation in Visual Anthropology), Film and Constitutional Law at the Universities of Bern and Zurich/Switzerland. Video formation at the School of Art Berne. Worked for many years as researcher and lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts and since 2007 at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW and other Universities.

Current research: Times of Waste (2015-17, Swiss National Science Foundation).

Since 1991 documentary-essayistic video work for inter/national festivals and exhibitions. Residencies and research studies in Australia, China, Laos, Mali, USA and in different countries of Middle and Southern Europe. Research topics and themes of interest: Border areas, transitory and public spaces, political ecology, research methodology, interactive formats of presentation.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

RhyCycling – Fluid Borderland. Proceedings of the Conference Electronic Visualisation and the Arts EVA. London 2013, p. 310-311.

RhyCycling – Fluid Borderland. Processes of Knowledge Creation. Conference Paper. In: ISEA2014 Dubai. Location. Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, 2015, S. 76-82. http://www.isea2014.org/en/Submissions/ISEA2014_Proceedings.pdf

Monographs

Matthias Vogel, Ulrich Binder, Flavia Caviezel. Das Menschenbild im Bildarchiv. Zur Funktion und Qualität von Schweizer Fotoarchiven. Zürich: Limmat Verlag 2005.

Richard Feurer, Jörg Huber & Matthias Michel in Zusammenarbeit mit Flavia Caviezel, Renate Menzi & Christian Ritter. GEPFLEGT:KRASS. BrandBody&Soul. Berlin: Gestalten Verlag 2008.

Flavia Caviezel, Markus Schwander (Ed.). Eighty-Seven Questions on Artistic Research. Basel: Swiss Artistic Research Network (SARN), 2015.

Flavia Caviezel, Priska Gisler. All we need is (Art) Research? Basel: Swiss Artistic Research Network (SARN), 2015.

Edited Volumes

Martin Wiedmer, Flavia Caviezel (Ed.). Design Fiction. Perspektiven für die Forschung in Kunst und Design. Norderstedt: Books on Demand GmbH 2009.

Flavia Caviezel, Beate Florenz, Melanie Franke, Jörg Wiesel (Ed.). Forschungsskizzen. Einblicke in Forschungspraktiken der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW. Zürich: Scheidegger & Spiess 2013.

Articles in Collections

Mehr als tausend Worte? Über den Einsatz audio-visueller Medien in der Forschung. In: 31. Das Magazin des Instituts für Theorie der Gestaltung und Kunst, 2004, Nr. 5.

Flavia Caviezel, Susanna Kumschick. Jenseits des Sagbaren – Grenzgänge im Flughafen Zürich. In: 31. Das Magazin des Instituts für Theorie der Gestaltung und Kunst 2005, Nr. 6/7.

Alphaville revisited. Audiovisuelle Szenarien und Öffentlichkeit. In: Martin Wiedmer, Flavia Caviezel (Ed.). Design Fiction. Perspektiven für die Forschung in Kunst und Design. Norderstedt: Books on Demand GmbH 2009, S. 37-45.

Negotiating futures. Introduction to the 1st conference day. In: Negotiating futures – Design Fiction. Proceedings of the 6th Swiss Design Network Conference Basel 2010, p. 18-19.

Flavia Caviezel, Susanna Kumschick. Check on Arrival – Transit im Grenzraum ‚Flughafen Zürich’. In: Barbara Emmenegger, Monika Litscher (Ed.). Perspektiven zu öffentlichen Räumen. Theoretische und praxisbezogene Beiträge aus der Stadtforschung. Interact 2011, S. 104-139.

Roderick Coover with Pat Badani, Flavia Caviezel, Mark Marino, Nitin Sawhney and William Uricchio. Digital Technologies, Visual Research and the Non-Fiction Image. In: Sarah Pink (Ed.). Advances in Visual Methodology. Sage 2012, p. 191-208.

einmischen irritieren entfesseln. Forschung an Kunsthochschulen und ihr Bezug zur Öffentlichkeit. In: Flavia Caviezel, Beate Florenz, Melanie Franke, Jörg Wiesel (Ed.). Forschungsskizzen. Einblicke in Forschungspraktiken der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW. Zürich: Scheidegger & Spiess 2013, S. 8-15.

Modes of Collaboration. A conversation between Sabine Hagmann and Flavia Caviezel conducted via Skype about the research and exhibition project RhyCycling. In: Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, Spring 2014, Vol. 10 No 01. Online: http://median.newmediacaucus.org/art-infrastructures-hardware/4118-2/

Deep Involvement: On Transformation Processes Related to the RhyCycling Project. In: Wolfgang Jonas et al. (Ed.), Transformation Design, Basel: Birkhäuser/BIRD, 2016, S. 43-60.

Times of Waste Research Team. Metals never die. In: Johannes Bruder et al. (Ed.), Lost & Found, continent, issue 5.1 2016: 11-13. http://continentcontinent.cc/index.php/continent/article/view/226

Times of Waste Research Team. Times of Waste. In: Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (Ed.), Behind the Smart World – saving, deleting and resurfacing data, Linz: servus.at, 2016 (in print).

Flavia Caviezel, Ina Dietzsch, Brigitte Lustenberger. Arbeiten an den Grenzen. Reflexionen über ein interdisziplinäres Lehr- und Lernprojekt zwischen Kunst und Kulturanthropologie im trinationalen Raum. In: Jacques Picard, Silvy Chakkalakal, Silke Andris (Ed.). Grenzen aus Kulturwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven. Berlin: Panama, 2016 (in print).

Non-academic Publications

Die Fallen der Interautorschaft. In: DU. Die Zeitschrift der Kultur. Heft Nr. 700, 1999, S. XIV-XVI.

The relativity of boundaries: art, technology and visual culture. Essay on the webbased work Where are you from_ Stories by Pat Badani. In: ART PAPERS Magazine, Atlanta/USA, Vol. 32, No 2, March/April 2008, p. 34-39.

Flavia Caviezel, Sabine Hagmann (Ed.). Blackbox. Publikation zur gleichnamigen Veranstaltungsreihe über Kreations- und Produktionsprozesse in Kunst und Design, Tallin/Zürich, 2012.

Text essays on competition projects of the Schweizerische Verband Künste für Kinder und Jugendliche. In: Kunst schafft Wissen: Ideen für eine Bildung durch Kunst und Kultur 2013.

Videography

For detailed information see http://www.likeyou.com/flaviacaviezel

Video work for festivals, exhibitions, TV

1991: Bäcki bleibt S-VHS, 57 min., production: SfG Bern and Zurich, co-production of Verein der Freundinnen von Punst und Kolitik (VFPuK)

1993: Hier ist schön U-matic HB SP, 59 sec., production: SfG Bern

1993: La historia dil Segnes U-matic HB SP, 22 min., 1993, production: SfG Bern

1994: Oben bleibt niemand Beta SP, 12 min., production: University Bern

1996: s/top U-matic LB, Loop, production: The Videots, b/order U-matic LB, Loop, production: The Videots

1998: Sukkhapab – Gesundheit Beta SP, 26 min., production: The Videots/Artefakt. Mandate and funding by the Swiss Red Cross

1998: In C U-matic LB, 39 min., production: The Videots. In collaboration with Franco Mettler and 20 musicians

1999: liminality Beta SP, 14 min., production: The Videots/Videocompany

2001: sur cunfins. dunnas ad alp Beta SP, 24 min., produced for Swiss Television (Televisiun Rumantscha), in collaboration with Videocompany Zofingen

2003: so close so far away Mini DV, 4 min. (Loop), production: Canberra School of Art/AUS

2003: firefighter [after work] Mini DV, 3:30 min. (Loop), production: Canberra School of Art/AUS

2004: h(i)er oder Mini-DV, 6 min., performance with video projections. Co-production with K.Ä.laboration

2004/11: #1-21 Luminous element, video stills (DV), 150 cm x 24 cm x 6cm

2006: Check on Arrival – Grenzraum im Fluss DV video (90 min.) / photos / graphics etc., interactive installation, production: Videocompany/ZHdK. In collaboration with Susanna Kumschick. Project partners: V2_Lab Rotterdam, Videocompany Zofingen

2007: Alicudi 38.5°N/14.3°E Mini-DV, 5 min.

2007: Mount of India DVD, 31 min., production: ZHdK/K3000

2012: RhyCycling – Grenzraum im Fluss HD video (110 min.) / sound essays (31 min.) / quotations / graphics etc., interactive installation, production: Tweaklab. In collaboration with Mirjam Bürgin, Marion Mertens, Yvonne Volkart and many others

Talks / Presentations

Lectures

In context of the research project RhyCycling

Balance-Unbalance Conference, Noosa/Australien, 2.6.2013 (Skype lecture)

Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference, London, 30.7.2013

Research Workshop Gestaltungskriterien beim dokumentarischen Interview, ZHdK, 4.10.2013

Hochschule für Wirtschaft FHNW Basel, 10.12.2013

International Ethnographic Film Festival Göttingen, 31.5.2014

ISEA Dubai 2014, paper presentation, 5.11.14

Institute Cultural Studies at the University of Koblenz, colloquium, 4.2.2015.

Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin, workshop/colloquium, 9.6.2015

General

Caviezel, Flavia/Dumond, Camille/Gisler, Priska/Mader, Rachel/Peyer, Siri/Schwander, Markus (SARN): Walk on the Wild Side? Questioning the Impact of Artistic Research. Lecture and Performance, ELIA/HGK Conference Economies of Aesthetics, Basel 18.-20.6.15  Presentation at ELIA conference 2015

Workshops (recent)

All eyes on Methods, Basel/CML, Responder, 5.6.15.

Research project “Grenzgang”, HGK Basel, Expertise 29.9.15

Times of Waste Research Team: Input 1. Workshop with project partners, CML/ixdm, 15.10.15

“GRENZGANG zu Gast im Atelier Mondial”. Research platform, Basel, round table talk, 20.11.15

Communities in Progress: Syntegrity, workshop; with project presentation Times of Waste, ixdm/CML 15.-18.12.15

Exhibitions / Shows

Solo Exhibitions

1996: Schweizerisches Alpines Museum Bern

2003: Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra (AUS)

2006: Check on Arrival – Grenzland Flughafen Landesmuseum Zürich

2008: Solothurner Filmtage, Freitagsgalerie

2008: Kunstraum Sandra Romer Chur

2012: RhyCycling – Grenzraum im Fluss Uferstrasse 90/Klybeckquai Basel

Group Exhibitions

1998/99: Jahresausstellung Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur

2002: Institut für digitale Kultur Palais Besenval Solothurn

2003: Zero Light CSA Gallery Canberra/AUS

2003/04: Jahresausstellung Kunstszene Zürich

2004: State Circle Woden Town Square & National Gallery of Australia, Canberra/AUS

2006: BalkanTV: Love&Peace. Binz 39, Kino Riff Raff and different public places in Zurich

2007: VOYEUR International Video Collective Exhibitions in Melbourne/AUS, Tucson/USA, Fiskars/SF, Amsterdam/NL

2007/08: Jahresausstellung Kunstszene Zürich

2008: Top of Experience oder die Kunst der Erlebniswelt Kunstpanorama/Kunsthalle Luzern

2008: Kult Zürich Aussersihl – das andere Gesicht Galerie/Museum Baviera Zürich

2009: Langer Samstag Chur

2009: CSA Gallery Canberra/AUS

2010: extended mind – CLUB im erweiterten Denkraum Les Routiers Zürich

2011: Malzfabrik Berlin/D

2011: Platznot – Platzwechsel. Die Sammlung in Bewegung Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur

2011: From above! Kunstraum Sandra Romer Chur

2011/12: Jahresausstellung Kunstszene Zürich

2012: Kunsthaus Deutschvilla Strobl/A

2012: Grösser als Zürich – Kunst in Aussersihl Helmhaus Zürich

2012: Video Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur

2012/13: Jahresausstellung Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur

2013: NATUR and experimenta13 Basel

2013: Environmental days Basel

2013: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts EVA London, Conference exhibition

2013: Internationale Bauausstellung IBA Basel 2020, project show

2013/14: Historic Museum Lucerne

2014: International Ethnographic Film Festival Göttingen, Conference exhibition

Awards / Fellowships

1993: Grain d’or (price for innovation in alpine films) for video Hier ist schön, Festival international du Film Alpin Les Diablerets

1995: Film-Directing, grant of the Canton of Bern, committee Film and Video, for the production of the video liminality

1999: Videoinstallation In C acquired by the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur

2002/03: Artist in Residence at the Australian National University, Canberra School of Art

2006: Artist in Residence and lecturer at Illinois State University/USA, College of Fine Arts/School of Art

Conference / Workshops Organization

2009-2010: 6th Swiss Design Network Conference 2010: Negotiating Futures – Design Fiction; concept for and moderation of the first conference day.

2011-2012: 1rst Swiss Artistic Research Network Conference: we, the public; collaboration on the conference concept. http://www.sarn.ch/activities-2/we-the-public

Organisation of an information workshop on SNSF proposals, with Corina Caduff, Forschungsrätin SNSF, 16.1.2013.

Co-organisation of a panel discussion All we need is (artistic) Research? Bilanzen und Perspektiven zur künstlerischen Forschung an den Kunst(fach)hochschulen, with Kirsten Langkilde HGK FHNW, Guido Miescher (SBFI, Abteilung nationale Forschung & Innovation), Giaco Schiesser ZHdK, Christoph Keller (Radio SRF 2, Moderation), Introduction: Flavia Caviezel HGK FHNW/ Priska Gisler HKB, for the Swiss Artistic Research Network SARN, 11.6.2013. http://www.sarn.ch/activities-2/workshop-june-11-2013

Co-organisation of an information workshop on SNSF proposals, together with Claudia Mareis and Beate Florenz, 15.8.2013

Co-organisation of and participation at the conclusion workshop of Large Scale Indoor Tracking, at Synthesize Conference Basel, 14.9.2013.

2013-14: 2nd Swiss Artistic Research Network Unconference Geneva: (     ) A space to process and resonate questions of form in Artistic Research; collaboration on the unconference concept. http://sarn.ch/new-redirector-page/parenthesis-/

Communites in progress II: Syntegrity, collaboration for the theater performance, CML 18.12.16  http://www.ixdm.ch/community-in-progress-syntegrity/

Other (associated) Activities

2010-2011: BLACKBOX, Corner College Zurich. 10 events on processes of creation in Art and Design. In collaboration with Sabine Hagmann; publication. http://www.kunsthausaussersihl.ch/Archiv

2014/2016: Member of the selection committee of the International Ethnographic Film Festival Göttingen

Teaching

Worked as lecturer in the following thematic fields:

1999-2007: Zurich University of the Arts, Film/Theory: documentary film (theory/methods), film analysis, film history, interactive forms of re/presentation; several mentorings.

2008-ongoing: Academy of Art and Design Basel, different institutes as Masterstudio Design (audiovisual research methods, different forms of observation and dialogue, until 2011); several mentorings.

2013-2015: Collaboration of the Academy of Art and Design Basel and the University of Basel/Seminar für Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie Raumpraxen in der trinationalen Agglomeration Basel. Grenzüberschreitender Alltag im Fokus von Kunst und Wissenschaft (Pro Helvetia Triptic project). Lectures and exhibitions.

2013: F+F School of Art and Media Design Zurich: Mentoring of a documentary diploma film project

2014: University of the Arts Zurich ZHdK: Member of the Jury, Master Colloquium “Transdisciplinarity”.

Projects

Worked as researcher in the following projects

2000: Innovative Ansätze zur Präsentation medialer Kunstwerke am Beispiel von VIPER (Machbarkeitsstudie KTI)

2003-2005: Das Menschenbild im Bildarchiv. Zur Funktion und Qualität von Schweizer Fotoarchiven (KTI); publication. http:// www.ith-z.ch/publikationen/weitere+publikationen/menschenbild+im+bildarchiv

2006-2007: Audiovisually oriented projects:

Brands&Branding – Topologien zeitgenössischer Markenkultur (SNF/DoRe), Publikation. http://www.ith-z.ch/forschung/abgeschlossene-forschungsprojekte/brandsbranding

Und plötzlich China! Das Setting ‚Schweiz’ im globalisierten Tourismus (KTI), DVD, exhibition. http://www.hslu.ch/design-kunst/d-forschung-entwicklung/d-kunst_und_oeffentlichkeit/d-top_of_experience_ausstellung.htm

2007-2009: Nutzungsmanagement im öffentlichen Raum (KTI), publication, DVD (video essay). http://www.hslu.ch/s-nutzungsmanagement

2007-2011: Schule im Alpinen Raum. Cooperation of PH Vorarlberg, PH Graubünden, PH St. Gallen, PH Wallis (Interreg IV/EU), publication. http://www.schulealpin.ch

2012-2013:  Large Scale indoor Tracking (SI FHNW); Audioguide; Soundwalks at Badischer Bahnhof 8.-13.9.2013; http://blogs.fhnw.ch/indoortracking

2015-ongoing: Reset Modernity!; Exhibition at ZKM Karlsruhe, 16.4.-21.8.16  www.zkm.dehttp://www.ixdm.ch/portfolio/reset-modernity/

Head of project / researcher

2004-2006: Check it – Grenzgänge im Flughafen Zürich (SNF/DoRe), project management in collaboration with Susanna Kumschick; exhibition Check on Arrival – Grenzland Flughafen at Landesmuseum Zürich (autumn 2006); since 2007 other exhibitions, lectures and project presentations; online demonstrator; DVD. http://www.ith-z.ch/forschung/abgeschlossene-forschungsprojekte/check-it

2010-2013: RhyCycling – Ästhetik der Nachhaltigkeit im Basler Grenzraum (SNF/DoRe), with exhibition RhyCycling – Fluid Borderland at the port of Basel (2012); since 2012/13 other group/conference exhibitions, lectures, film festivals, project presentations etc.; german/english online version; publications. http://www.rhycycling.ixdm.ch

2010-2013: Kompetenzaufbau Forschung in den Künsten, initiative of different institutes of the HGK, supported by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI; publikation Forschungsskizzen. www.scheidegger-spiess.ch

2013-2015: Raumpraxen in der trinationalen Agglomeration Basel. Grenzüberschreitender Alltag im Fokus von Kunst und Wissenschaft (Pro Helvetia, Triptic project); a collaboration of the Academy of Art and Design Basel and the University of Basel/Seminar für Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie; in co-operation with Dr. Ina Dietzsch and Brigitte Lustenberger; responsible for the contribution of the HGK (content, coordination) and the exhibitions. http://www.ixdm.ch/portfolio/spacial-perception-trinational-agglomeration-basel / http://www.triptic-culture.nethttp://www.ixdm.ch/do-you-believe-what-you-see

2015-ongoing: Times of Waste (2015-17, SNF). www.ixdm.ch/times-waste

Networking Activities

1993-99: Board member of the Commission of audiovisual documentation of the Swiss Ethnological Society SEG

1994-2008: Member of The Videots, an association (until 2008) of video artists from Zurich/Basel

2007-09: Board member and co-founder of theVerein Kunsthaus Aussersihl – Produktion, Diskussion und Präsentation zeitgenössischer Kunst und Kultur

2010-ongoing: Board member of the Swiss Artistic Research Network SARN

2010-ongoing: Member of the Society of Artistic Research SAR