Artistic Research: Charting a Field in Expansion provides a multidisciplinary overview of different discourses and practices, exploring cutting-edge questions from the burgeoning field of artistic research. Intended as a primer on artistic research, it presents diverse perspectives, strategies, methodologies, and concrete examples of research projects situated at the crossroads of art and academia, exposing international work of significant projects from Europe, Asia, Australia, South and North America.
The book includes chapters on diverse fields of thought and practice, addressing a common thread of questions and problematics. The comprehensive editors’ introduction offers a much-needed extensive overview of practice-based artistic research in general. This book is ideal for graduate students across philosophy, cultural studies, art, music, performance studies and more.
Introduction, Paulo de Assis and Lucia D’Errico
1. Theses on the Concept of Research, Jae Emerling
2. Expositionality, Michael Schwab
3. The Research Catalogue Exposition as a Digital Object: Challenges and Future, Luc Döbereiner
4. Transpositions [TP] Artistic Data Exploration: Feed-back and Amplification, Cecile Malaspina
5. SymbioticA: Interruptions in the Brain, Darren Jorgensen and David Savat
6. Artistic Research in an Expanding Field: The Case of BioArt, jan jagodzinski
7. Artistic Research and Sound Art in Public Urban Spaces, Marcel Cobussen
8. Artistic Research and Music Technology, Jonathan Impett and Juan Parra
9. Design Research in Architecture, Revisited, Murray Fraser
10. Artistic Research and Performance, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca
11. Artistic Research as “Participant Perception”: Reflecting on the Project “Computer Signals” from an Arts-Inspired STS-Perspective, Priska Gisler
12. A Laboratory for Performance Practice: The Case of MusicExperiment21, Veerle Spronck
13. Artistic Research and Musical Performance, Mieko Kanno
14. Fantasies Finding Realities: The ConNext Network as a Case Study of the Evolution of an Artistic Research Dimension in Conservatories, Bernard Lanskey, Shu Chen Ong, and Abigail Sin
15. Philosophy AS Artistic Research. Artists-Philosophers, Arno Böhler
Notes on Contributors
Paulo de Assis is a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute in Belgium.
Lucia D'Errico is a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute in Belgium.
Assis and D’Errico, in their first edited volume of a new series on artistic research, boldly announce the impossibility of defining the concept. Indeed, the book and its authors defy closure, and the essays present a stimulating, wide-ranging and insightful overview of the field, on themes spanning areas as diverse as music, bioart, art theory, and architecture.
When does artistic research happen? Framing the question ‘What is artistic research?’ in these more embodied terms provides one of the guiding pointers for this collection of fifteen essays offering a methodologically and geographically diverse selection of answers. The editors have assembled an impressive array of authors, each with their own relationship to the discipline.
This work provides a comprehensive overview of how artistic research has established itself as an integral part of today´s art world and higher education in the arts. It consists of informed accounts of the contemporary modes of research conducted in particular art fields, and case studies highlighting the ways that research takes place in practice. Together, they show how, in the 21st century, the flag of avant-garde has moved to the hands of the artist-researchers. Their experimentations carry further the institutional critique in the arts and expand the realm of artistic practices towards formerly unreachable dimensions of reality.