In the following, I consider some aspects of artistic research and artists' doctoral studies in the light of what I have learned and experienced. With doctoral-level artistic research being such a fledgling field, it is difficult and ...
Currently, advanced art education is in the process of developing (doctorate or PhD) research programs throughout Europe. Therefore, it seems to us urgent to explore what the term research actually means in the topical practice of art. After all, research as such is often understood as a method stemming from the alpha, beta or gamma sciences directed towards knowledge production and the development of a certain scientific domain. How is artistic research connected with those types of scientific research, taking into account that the artistic domain so far has tended to continually exceed the parameters of knowledge management? One could claim that the artistic field comprises the hermeneutic question of the humanities, the experimental method of the sciences, and the societal commitment of the social sciences. Will that knowledge influence the domain, the methodology, and the outcome of artistic research? Another major topic concerns not only the specificity of the object of knowledge of artistic research but above all whether and how artistic research and its institutional programs will influence topical visual art, its artworks and its exhibitions. These complex problematics with their various points of view and management models are mapped out through the contributions of theorists, curators, and institutions, from Belgium, France, Great-Britain, Italy, The Netherlands, Finland, Germany, and Sweden. May these contributions be a constructive impetus for a versatile debate which may influence the future role of advanced art institutions and the position of artistic research in the next decade.
Indeed, as with performance per se, the refusal to attempt to define artistic research in performance is indeed a feature of the field itself—made up as it is of what Barton describes as “good-natured and well-intentioned contrarians” ...
Author: Paulo de Assis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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.
They may also seem like chances or accidents with no further artistic bearing. Evaluating these as qualities of artistic research is more difficult. It is, however, essential that – in the midst of the increasingly academic and pompous ...
Author: Juha Varto
Publisher: Aalto korkeakoulusäätiö
Arts universities have conducted, supervised, evaluated, and analysed research based on artistic activity. In the early days of this artistic research, a question arose: Can a work or act of art itself be artistic research? This question is a serious one that concerns our idea of research. This also leads to a less serious issue that describes our relationship to art: Although art is an important part of life, and although it delights and shocks us and makes our lives sweet and enjoyable, it is never on a par with other human actions. Art is always individual, and we can never be certain that it is indispensable even to the artist in question. Who says that art is not just a mistake, the joke of a lifetime, or an indiscretion? A human skill is never predictable, firm, or steady. Artistic research is a young, open discipline, that is constantly leading to new discoveries. It is based on artists’ professional skills and on methods that have so far been applied in practice but not considered in theory. With Juha Varto's book, we are taking a step forward to add theory to practice, but we are not adding just any theory...
Artistic research in music has reached a first level of comfort at academic institutions. The debates regarding its compatibility and equivalence with scholarly/scientific approaches are ongoing but diminishing.
Author: Michael Kahr
This book presents the recent positions, theories, and methods of artistic research in jazz, inviting readers to critically engage in and establish a sustained discourse regarding theoretical, methodological, and analytic perspectives. A panel of eleven international contributors presents an in-depth discourse on shared and specific approaches to artistic research in jazz, aiming at an understanding of the specificity of current practices, both improvisational and composed. The topics addressed throughout consider the cultural, institutional, epistemological, philosophical, ethical, and practical aspects of the discipline, as well as the influence of race, gender, and politics. The book is structured in three parts: first, on topics related to improvisation, theory and history; second, on institutional and pedagogical positions; and third, on methodical approaches in four specific research projects conducted by the authors. In thinking outside established theoretical frameworks, this book invites further exploration and participation, and encourages practitioners, scholars, students, and teachers at all academic levels to shape the future of artistic research collectively. It will be of interest to students in jazz and popular music studies, performance studies, improvisation studies, music philosophy, music aesthetics, and Western art music research.
ARTISTIC. RESEARCH. PRACTICE. Pamela BARTAR Centre for Social Innovation (Vienna); University of Applied Arts Vienna, Department of Art, Design and Textile Didactics, Institute of Art Sciences and Art Education, Austria Julia POSCHARNIG ...
Author: Ruth Mateus-Berr
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
With artistic research becoming an established paradigm in art education, several questions arise. How do we train young artists and designers to actively engage in the production of knowledge and aesthetic experiences in an expanded field? How do we best prepare students for their own artistic research? What comprises a curriculum that accommodates a changed learning, making, and research landscape? And what is the difference between teaching art and teaching artistic research? What are the specific skills and competences a teacher should have? Inspired by a symposium at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2018, this book presents a diversity of well-reasoned answers to these questions.
UK funding models of research, what this means in the discourse and practice for Australian practice-based artistic research? Hooper argues for a different approach. One that is less concerned with methodology and results, ...
Author: Robert Burke
Publisher: Lexington Books
The increasing interest in artistic research, especially in music, is throwing open doors to exciting ideas about how we generate new musical knowledge and understanding. This book examines the wide array of factors at play in innovative practice and how by treating it as research we can make new ideas more widely accessible. Three key ideas propel the book. First, it argues that artistic research comes from inside the practice and exists in a space that accommodates both objective and subjective observation and analyses because the researcher is the practitioner. It is a space for dialogue between apparently opposing binaries: the composer and the performer, the past and the present, the fixed and the fluid, the intellectual and the intuitive, the abstract and the embodied, the prepared and the spontaneous, the enduring and the transitory, and so on. It is not so much constructed in a logical, sequential manner in the way of the scientific method of doing research but more as a “braided” space, woven from many disparate elements. Second, the book articulates the notion that artistic research in music has its own verification procedures that need to be brought into the academy, especially in terms of the moderation of non-traditional research outputs, including the description of the criteria for allocation of research points for the purposes of data collection, as well as real world relevance and industry engagement. Third, by way of numerous examples of original and creative music making, it demonstrates in practical terms how exploration and experimentation functions as legitimate academic research. Many of the case studies deliberately cross boundaries that were previously assumed to be rigid and definite in order to blaze new musical trails, creating new collaborations and synergies.
Nowadays many endeavours in European conservatories can be observed to foster artistic research in the portfolio of a professor, quite often in collaboration with the Orpheus Institute. In some conservatories, teachers are encouraged to ...
Author: Jonathan Impett
Publisher: Leuven University Press
The Orpheus Institute celebrates 20 years of artistic research in music Artistic research has come of age, and with it the Orpheus Institute. Founded twenty years ago, the Institute’s purpose from the start has been to pursue research through the practice of musicians. The Orpheus Institute is of the same generation as the field it was established to explore. Like many young adults, artistic research and its structures are still constructing their identity within a wider world. How have they developed? How will they mature? How can they negotiate relationships with institutions, disciplines, and bodies of theory and yet retain the essence of their work—the critical perspective of the artist? In the last two decades there have been major changes in the dynamics and structures of culture, its institutions and constituencies. How can artistic research maintain a productive dialectic between its potential status as a discipline and its core as radical practice? These and related questions are the threads woven through this collection of essays and assessments by present and past members of the Orpheus community—researchers, scholars, administrators, advisors. Together and separately they weave a tapestry of past accomplishments, current research, and future perspectives. They celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Orpheus not with congratulations but with challenges and questions—a job for research, a job for the Institute, a job for the future. The wide range of contributors to this volume includes practitioner-researchers, theorists, and academic leaders from institutions at the forefront of artistic research in music. Contributors Tom Beghin (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Leonella Grasso Caprioli (Conservatorio di Vicenza), Jonathan Impett (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Esa Kirkkopelto (University of the Arts, Helsinki), Kari Kurkela (University of the Arts, Helsinki), Susan Melrose (Middlesex University, London), Stefan Östersjö (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Gertrud Sandqvist (Malmö Art Academy), Huib Schippers, Vanessa Tomlinson, Paul Draper (Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University), Luk Vaes (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Janneke Wesseling/ Kitty Zijlmans (Leiden University)
Against this background, my impression of artistic research as an omnipresent mode of inquiry and knowledge production evoked the following research questions: How do artistic and scientific disciplines actually work together?
Author: Johanna Schindler
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Artistic research has become an established mode of inquiry and knowledge production in many fields. Johanna Schindler examines the collaborative practices of two artistic research projects in the fields of digital musical instrument design and responsive environments. How are individual research modes organized? Which forms of knowledge are at stake? And what sort of influence do institutional settings, spatial arrangements, and boundary objects have on the emerging research dynamics? Schindler's ethnographic study explores these questions and suggests concrete measurements that can be utilized to adapt the research environments, funding structures, and evaluation criteria of artistic research projects to the specific needs of this emerging field.
is the 'other' of market values—even though artists do develop and exercise some entrepreneurial skills—there is the need to develop a model and discourse of creative collaboration for artistic research that gives priority to its ...
Author: Martin Blain
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Performing Arts
This volume explores the issue of collaboration: an issue at the centre of Performance Arts Research. It is explored here through the different practices in music, dance, drama, fine art, installation art, digital media or other performance arts. Collaborative processes are seen to develop as it occurs between academic researchers in the creative arts and professional practitioners in commercial organisations in the creative arts industries (and beyond), as well as focusing attention and understanding on the tacit/implicit dimensions of working across different media.
Following this line of argument, in this book we aim to move beyond the common-knowledge and the self-understandings of science and the arts and instead study and analyze what artistresearchers actually do (Acord & DeNora, 2008; Becker, ...
Author: Henk Borgdorff
This edited volume maps dialogues between science and technology studies research on the arts and the emerging field of artistic research. The main themes in the book are an advanced understanding of discursivity and reasoning in arts-based research, the methodological relevance of material practices and things, and innovative ways of connecting, staging, and publishing research in art and academia. This book touches on topics including studies of artistic practices; reflexive practitioners at the boundaries between the arts, science, and technology; non-propositional forms of reasoning; unconventional (arts-based) research methods and enhanced modes of presentation and publication.