This group focuses on artistic research as a new approach to tackling research questions and it aims at promoting the exchange of ideas between artists and scholars from a wide range of fields and disciplines.
As a discipline, Artistic Research develops a discursive form of communicating research results in parallel with a non-discursive, artistic practice. This enables researchers/makers coming from fine arts, design, dance, film, performance art, theatre and music to share and compare processes of production, methodologies and results with the scientific community, while working as practicing autonomous artists.
Artistic research contributes to existing scientific disciplines by its double character of discursive/non-discursive processes and outputs, while at the same time presenting work within the context of existing art institutions. The outcomes of artistic research actively contribute to bridging the gap between science and art, and strive to make its scientific results visible in a societal context.
The organisation of a series of seminars where the members of the group will present their research and receive feedback from their peers. One or two artistic researchers who have recently completed their PhD's will be invited to share their process with the participants of the seminars. These presentations can take the form the presenters find most suitable and productive: a film screening, a performance or a standard keynote.
While each member of the group is individually engaged in specific projects, we will meet every two months to share results and support their development. A series of five seminars will take place between October 2017 and June 2018.
Artistic Research allows autonomous artists to delve deeper into scientific disciplines their work is already concerned with. By bringing academia and the art world together, artistic research changes the social status of both and introduces a potential array of practice-oriented methodologies that challenge institutionalized forms of knowledge production.