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Artistic Research: Charting a Field in Expansion

by Paulo de Assis and Lucia D'Errico Rowman & Littlefield International
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This book represents a primer on artistic research, presenting diverse perspectives, strategies, methodologies, and concrete examples of research projects situated at the crossroads of art and academia. Exposing international work of significant research projects from Europe, Asia, Australia, South- and North America, it provides a multidisciplinary overview on different discourses and practices, exploring cutting-edge questions coming from the burgeoning field of artistic research. The first part includes chapters on artistic research and diverse artistic fields, addressing a common thread of questions and problematics. The second part provides insights into six internationally relevant artistic research projects. The comprehensive editors’ introduction offers a much-needed and extensive overview practice-based artistic research in general. Ideal for graduate students across Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Art, Music, Performance Studies and more, The book is enhanced by a range of multimedia components (images, videos, sounds).

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 +ô Maoilearca
11. Artistic Research as “Participant Perceptiona: Reflecting on the Project “Computer Signalsa 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 an experimental performer, pianist, musicologist, and music philosopher. Professor and researcher in Artistic Research at the Orpheus Institute Ghent, he is an expert in music performance, contemporary music, experimental performance practices, transdisciplinary discourses, and artistic research. Lucia D'Errico is a musician, multimedia performer, and graphic designer. She is an artistic researcher at the Orpheus Institute Ghent (BE), part of the research cluster MusicExperiment21. She performs on guitar and other plucked-stringed instruments, with a particular focus on Western notated art music of the 20th and 21st centuries and on experimental performance practices.