Ingrid Cogne (born 1977 in Dijon, FRA) ) is an artist and researcher working across choreography, visual arts and academia.
Cogne received a PhD in Practice from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in cotutelle with the Doctoral School of Human and Social Sciences - CEAC at the University of Lille. Her PhD research Displacement(s) as Method(s) (2011-15) questioned the notions of “displacement” on the physical, political and perceptive levels and “method” in between theory and practice, process and product, with the intention to (re-)create “time”. Cogne used the notions “situation”, “presence”, and “performativity” as filters to articulate her research between body, spoken, and written languages in a matrix composed of five methods, three practices, and the art piece WORK (2015).
Since 2015, Cogne works as postdoctoral researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where she co-leads the art-based research Six Formats in dialogue with Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein. Six Formats is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, PEEK, AR291-G21) .
In 2014, Cogne was Artistic Director of Dansbyrån (SE) and curator of the series CONVERSATION. In 2016, she co-edited the publication Dansbaren—The Mob without Flash published by Dansbyrån.
Cogne sees choreography as a way to create movement and suspension, circulation and time, positioning and displacement in relation to Economy, Knowledge, Work and Individuals. Obsessed by the “in between” and what constitutes the dynamics of meeting, Cogne focuses on the process and the dramaturgy of existing or created situations. Labor, consistency and time are central. With soft provocation for movement in representations and structures, she is slowly, progressively shaking, shifting the perception(s) and the perspective(s). Her artistic proposals problematize the relationship and create a floating definition of the positions and status subject-object of both the artist and the spectator(s).
Her work has been presented in Sweden at the House of Dance Stockholm, Arkitekturmuseet, Supermarket-Kulturhuset, Made Festival, Norrlandsoperan, Gothenburg festival in Sweden. She has taken part in several international residencies such as Pact Zollverein (DE), Fabrik Potsdam (DE), PAF (FRA), Pompidou - Metz (FRA), L’Institut Tokyo (JP). She has been invited to several conferences: the 2013 Arts Conference (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest); On artistic research conference, EARN researchers at DOCUMENTA(13); (re-)thinking improvisation (2011, Inter Arts Center, Lund University); Bodily Phenomenology (2010, Södertörn University); Symposium Narratives of Health and Illness – with forskning (2010, Uppsala University); Self-Organized Conference (2009, INPEX, Stockholm).