Artistic and Art-Based Research Methods
The Mutual Developments of Theory and Practice in Contemporary Art Research
This special issue is intended as a contribution to the field of artistic research with a particular focus on artistic and art-based methods. Finding that reflections and scientific articles on artistic research often argue for the relevance and position of artistic research as research in itself, it is here the intention to promote and develop the variety in artistic research methodology and also discuss the relations between artistic practice and research practice. The issue consists of one previously published video work and 12 original articles – 11 are written in English and one in Danish, the latter will appear in an English translation later this year.
The presented methods cover conceptual, material, analytical and observational modes of research, and most of the authors are both artists and researchers – that is, working in higher education and holding PhDs or positions as professors.
Table of contents
1. Forms of artistic and art-based research
- Listening to the Forest
Ellen Johanne Røed
- Penance Practices Used as an Artistic Research Method
- Artistic Research in Artists’ Books
- Dogma Film and Ceramic art: The Case of ‘Blue Collar – White Collar’
2. Material constrictions and relations
- AestPra – a Meta-methodology for Art and Craft
- To Research by Two Hands
Vibeke Sjøvoll, Geir Grothen
- Co-designed Embroidery
Student Projects in Art and Design Education
Randi Veiteberg Kvellestad
3. Artistic research in a social context
- Border Threads
How Ethical Dilemmas of User Involvement in Art Become a Driving Force for Developing Artistic Practice
- Research Innovation: Advancing Arts-based Research Methods to Make Sense of Micro-moments Framed by Dementia
Lilli Mittner, Rikke Gürgens GjærumHelene Illeris, Kristian Nøh3veh3 Knudsen, Lisbet Skregelid
- A/r/tografi som Tilgang til Udvikling af en Sanselig Bæredygtighedsdidaktik i Kunstfagene
Helene Illeris, Kristian Nøh3veh3 Knudsen, Lisbet Skregelid
4. Extended conceptions of knowledge in an art-related research context
- Enabling Knowledge: The Art of Nurturing Unknown Spaces
Cristina Archetti, Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk
- Choreographic Principles in 'Affective Choreographies'
Ingri Midgard Fiksdal
- The Third Site: Blending Polyphonic Methodology and Epistemology
Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen, Venke Aure
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