PhD project: Π (2015-)
The project’s title is Π. The Greek letter Pi (lower-case) is known as a mathematical symbol, but in Iunker’s doctoral project in artistic research, the letter serves as an illustration of its general composition. The project consists of three parts; the play Stemmer fra Israel (Voices From Israel) together with accompanying commentary (Column A, the left leg of Π), two libretto works with accompanying commentary (Column B, the right leg of Π), as well as an overreaching part (Bar C, the horizontal part of Π).

The figure Π can be seen to show that the doctoral work is based on two works of art (or two art complexes), namely the lower part of the two pillars, respectively, that the commentaries are supported by the art works (not the other way around), and that the content of the bar is supported by the contents of the columns (not the other way around).

Column A: Stemmer fra Israel (Voices from Israel) is a political play on assaults on Palestinians committed by Israeli soldiers. The commentary discusses what distinguishes political art from other aesthetic practices, but also, more specifically, how traditional advice on style can or should be guiding for modern for working out lines in modern (post-expressionistic) drama.

Column B: One of the libretto works is about Walter Benjamin’s death in Portbou; the other about the Paris commune of 1871. The commentary suggests that a libretto doesn’t need to be as irrelevant as everyone expects it to be; rather, it can supply modern musical drama with elements traditionally found outside the domain of music, such as narrative structures. The libretto can also speak clearly. Unlike the modern art music.

Bar C discusses the position of my dramatic works within the tradition from Georg Büchner, Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller. This section also promotes criticism previous dissertations in artistic research, for the purpose of making recommendations for future improvements.

Recent Submissions

  • Session 7: In dialogue with 

    Guttu, Ane Hjort; Frank, Rike; Lid, Tore Vagn; Barth, Theodor; Gmelin, Felix; Iunker, Finn; Lossius, Trond (Conference object; Video, 2018)
    Part 1: Ane Hjort Guttu in dialogue with Rike Frank Part 2: Tore Vagn Lid in dialogue with Theodor Barth Part 3: Felix Gmelin in dialogue with Rike Frank Part 4: Finn Iunker in dialogue with Trond Lossius Time: ...
  • Agenda: Kjenn din Brecht, del 1 

    Leirvaag, Siren; Leu, Per Oskar; Bjørneboe, Therese; Iunker, Finn; Tronstad, Ragnhild (Agenda, Lecture; Video, 2017-09)
    Agenda starter høsten 2017 med et omfattende seminar om den tyske forfatteren og dramatikeren Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) over to dager. Seminaret er et samarbeid med Morgenbladet. Du vil få en innføring i Brechts liv og ...
  • Walter Benjamins død i Portbou. Libretto 

    Iunker, Finn (Book, 2017)
    Libretto til operaprosjekt med urpremiere på Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo under Ultima den 16. september 2017. Inneholder 48 værkart (reanalyser) for dagene omkring Walter Benjamins død i september 1940. Kartene er utarbeidet av ...
  • Stemmer fra Israel. Hittetekster 

    Iunker, Finn (Others, 2016)
  • [Prosjektpresentasjon] 

    Iunker, Finn (Recording, oral, 2016-03-16)
    Presentasjon av stipendiatprosjekt på Norwegian Artistic Research Spring Forum, Holmen fjordhotell, Asker. 16. mars 2016. Arrangør: Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. Moderator: Ellen Røed.
  • Finn Iunker og sjøflyene presenterer 

    Iunker, Finn (Artistic production, 2016)
    Scenetekst fremført på arrangementet «Husdramaraton», Dramatikkens hus lørdag 30. januar 2016. Tekst: Finn Iunker. Medvirkende: Finn Iunker, Ole Johan Skjelbred og Hauk Heyerdahl.