DBR – Artistic research: perspectives, methods, experiments, examples

07.10.2019 | Suzan Tuncan

  • Generating potentials
  • Not knowing and trying to modify the state of not knowing

Art Creating

  • inspiration
  • intuition
  • concepts (destilled from practice)
  • materials (material thinking, thinking through making)
  • criative processes (new art, new experimental knowledge)
  • composition (testing)
  • art piece (research – presentation)
  • documentation (analysis)

Sharing research —-> research in progress —-> “landmarks”of the research

Key Words – related to my practice and to what I am questioning about it)

  • score
  • vibration
  • embodiment
  • environment
  • otherness
  • breath
  • porosity

EARN – European Artistic Research Network – www.artresearch.eu

What kind of knowledge are you talking about? rational, instinctive, intuitive, technical, social, ethical, corporeal, embodied, tacit, aesthetic, etc.

General Thoughts about AR

  • What can it become?
  • “articulation of knowledge and insight embodied in artworks and creative processes” Henk Borgdorff
  • Documentation is the first step in the artistic research
  • Artistic research as context and method for creative inquiry creates space for the emergence of new knowledge or new approaches to defining what knowledge is or could be (epistemology) and for the coming into being of new artworks.
  • 2 aims: new knowledge (what could it be?), artworks

AR is NOT about designing answers. It is about finding valid paths for searching via multimodal means of inquire (oral, written, visual, audible, and physical, etc)

It implies a dialogue between artistic and academic perspectives on art, knowledge and understanding

Edit Kaldor – PHD on “what can be the ‘new’aesthetics of post-dramatic theatre?

What is my AR instruments?

  • body
  • Internet
  • Literature

Research Method

How do I work with my instruments?

How do I merge methods I borrow from other artists?

“what do I want to find out through research”?

The research question is mutating

What needs to remain implicit for my art to speak?

Is there an aspect or element of your practice that you would like to disentangle, zoom in to, focus on, question…? – it can be used as a case study in the research

Research question – open question: “In which ways…?” / Why…? / To what extent….? / For whom…?

Words after movement practice (related to the 7 words above):

  • score – become another. othersize-me
  • travelling. ground <—> sitting bones <—> shoulder blades <—> shoulders <—> fingertips
  • embody – see eat transform
  • environment – turn you head
  • otherness – organic / non organic
  • breath – thick air. skin breathing. cellular breathing.
  • porosity – let the other enter my body through the air / cells looking in every direction
  • ribs ripping apart
  • multidirectionality
  • fingertips giving direction
  • sometimes I don’t see, my eyes caress the space