The Research Catalogue (RC) is a non-commercial, collaboration and publishing platform for artistic research provided by the Society for Artistic Research. The RC is free to use for artists and researchers. It serves also as a backbone for teaching purposes, student assessment, peer review workflows and research funding administration. It strives to be an open space for experimentation and exchange.

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A meaningful furniture industry (2024) Luc Gosselink
On our way to a meaningful furniture industry. We find out what we know about it. What we do now. What we assume we know and do. We connect to others and find a way to change. Every step along the way is worth taking.
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In a Place like this (2024) Johan Sandborg, Duncan Higgins
In A place Like This sets out to investigate and expand the issues and critical discourses within Sandborg and Higgins' current collaborative research practice. The central focus for the research is concerned with how art, in this instance photographic and painted image making and text, can be used as an agent or catalyst of understanding and critical reflection. The research methodology is constructed through photography, painting, drawing and text. This utilises the form of an artist publication as a point of critically engaged dissemination: a place for the tension between conflicting ideas and investigation to be explored through discussion. The research question is focused on how the production of the image and the act of making images can communicate or describe moments of erasure or remembering in terms of historical and personal narratives with direct reference to moments of violence and place. This is seen not in terms of a nostalgic remembrance of the past; instead as one that is rife with complicated layers and dynamics where recognition is denied the ability to locate a physical representation. Embedded in this is an exploration of particular questions concerning the ethics of representation: the depiction of ourselves and other? In this sense it brings into question an examination of the act of remembering as a thing in itself, through the production of the image and text, contexts of knowledge and cultural discourses explored through the form of an artists publication.
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it will be fine (2024) Johan Sandborg, Duncan Higgins
It Will Be Fine, is engaging in the language of visual representation through the combined mediums of painting, photography and artificial intelligence (Ai) together with images held in the Special Collection picture archive in Bergen. To reflect on the ways in which meaning and memory is constructed and conveyed through visual forms and knowledge systems.
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Performing Precarity (2024) Laurence Crane, Anders Førisdal, LEA Ye Gyoung, Io A. Sivertsen, Lisa Streich, Jennifer Torrence and Ellen Ugelvik
To be a contemporary music performer today is to have a deeply fragmented practice. The performer’s role is no longer simply a matter of mastering her instrument and executing a score. Music practices are increasingly incorporating new instruments and technologies, methods of creating works, audience interaction and situations of interdependence between performer subjects. The performer finds herself unable to keep a sense of mastery over the performance. In other words, performing is increasingly precarious.
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WALKING BETWEEN WOR[L]DS WITH LINES (2024) Benjamin Jenner
WALKING BETWEEN WOR[L]DS WITH LINES is a workshop. It was delivered at Convocation II, Vienna, 2023, a gathering arranged and facilitated by the Language-Based Artistic Research Group. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research is to explore how, in the absence of vision, the body, language and landscape combine to form a particular type of cartographic, text-informed, mental image in the mind, that is both a record of movement and a score for future object intra-actions. Ordinarily, I fill the role of blindfolded navigator, with a colleague playing the role of the sighted interlocutor. This activity flipped these roles, enabling me to utilise the experience I have acquired through navigating many forests without sight, to assist participants in navigating blindfold through the landscape of Convocation II, Zentrum Fokus Forschung (ZFF). The blurring of physical site and temporal event is deliberate here, the activity of navigating blindfolded with the body generatively blending with psychic travel in the mind. This is an opportunity for participants to think about how vision enables a particular version of the wor[l]d, and to speculate on what other kinds of wor[l]d might be possible in vision’s absence.
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Come rendere visibile l'invisibile? (2024) Michele Rinaldi
In occasione del workshop tenuto dal prof Ripa di Meana e dal post-doc Andrea Guidi, sono stato invitato a leggere la scena quarta e quinta dell'Amleto di Shakespeare. Dopo una iniziale lettura personale, il prof ha tenuto una lettura collettiva in cui ciascuno studente esponeva le prime impressioni sul testo. In questa fase il prof ci ha aiutato a focalizzare meglio i temi principali delle scene lette, agevolando noi studenti l'osservazione di alcune delle dinamiche principali della tragedia. Dopo la lettura collettiva, è iniziato il mio personale processo sul testo di Shakespeare che si è composto di tre fasi principali: - reinterpretazione, - ricerca, - rielaborazione. 1 FASE DI REINTERPRETAZIONE Sono partito rileggendo il testo dell'Amleto e, contemporaneamente, su un foglio scrivevo quelli che ritenevo essere i "punti principali" delle scene analizzate. Successivamente ho iniziato una fase di "brainstorming personale" in cui andavo a scrivere tutte le parole-chiave che mi venivano in mente, cercando connessioni, approfondimenti e punti di vista diversi tra le varie parole che venivano fuori. 2 FASE DI RICERCA Una volta completata questa prima fase di reinterpretazione del testo, mi sono concentrato sulla ricerca delle principali tematiche che sono venute a galla nei punti chiave e nel brainstorming. Nel farlo ho utilizzato due strumenti: il primo è KOBI e il secondo è Perplexity. In questa analisi, non mi soffermerò sul secondo ma esporrò le ricerche effettuate sulla prima piattaforma menzionata. In generale, la fase di ricerca è consistita in un'alternarsi e un'influenzarsi di entrambi i motori di ricerca. Su KOBI ho cercato parole-chiave come: "delirio", "sogno", "complesso di edipo", "piattaforma", "memoria", "ricordo" ecc... Per alcune ricerche non usciva nulla, per altre invece venivano suggeriti media e materiali estremamente interessanti che hanno indirizzato il mio percorso di rielaborazione del testo. 3 FASE DI RIELABORAZIONE Una volta soddisfatto la mia necessità di ricerca di materiale, in maniera molto naturale, ho avuto l'idea di come rielaborare uno dei temi principali emersi nel testo shakespeariano. In sintesi, ritengo KOBI uno strumento efficace per aumentare la creatività, tuttavia in questa fase embrionale della piattaforma, risulta ancora difficile ottenere sempre risultati, per via del ristretto database di cui la piattaforma fa uso. Tuttavia, se sviluppata al meglio, ritengo che questo possa essere un medium fantastico per chiunque faccia ricerca, artistica e non, ampliando le proprie possibilità creative e il proprio bagaglio di conoscenza.
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