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thinking aesthetic thinking through aesthetic research practices (2022) Emma Cocker, Alex Arteaga, Sabine Zahn, Nicole Wendel
THINKING AESTHETIC THINKING THROUGH AESTHETIC RESEARCH PRACTICES focuses on ways in which aesthetic research practices realize a specific form of thinking: aesthetic thinking. The aim of this project is to explore the following working hypotheses through aesthetic research practices as a foundation for different forms of reflection and dialogue between philosophical aesthetics and aesthetic research. - Firstly, aesthetic research practices systematize forms of preeminently sensorimotor and emotional action, which are neither target-oriented nor will-based. - Secondly, aesthetic action enables and intensifies immediate and unmediated interactions between researchers and the inquired issues, co-constituting a field of nonhierarchical, shared agencies. - Thirdly, aesthetic interaction conditions the ongoing processes of sense-making between researchers and the inquired issues with the agency of destabilizing the habitualized forms and meanings with which these issues appear. - Fourthly, on this basis, aesthetic thinking allows for disclosing new intelligibilities for the researched issues, that is, it enables the potentialities of radically new understandings to arise. Since 2019, we — four artistic researchers: Alex Arteaga, Emma Cocker, Nicole Wendel and Sabine Zahn — have been working together intensively within a series of exploratory sessions or even ‘laboratories’, inquiring through specific aesthetic practices the concept, performance and conditions of and for aesthetic thinking. This exposition presents a set of aesthetic research practices, a series of "Ecologies in Action' (a set of interconnected aesthetic research practices in relation) and research artefacts generated through this research project.
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Pondering with Pines - Miettii Mäntyjen Kanssa - Funderar med Furor (2022) Annette Arlander
This exposition documents my explorations of pondering with pine trees. Tämä ekspositio dokumentoi yritykseni miettiä mäntyjen kanssa. Den här ekspositionen dokumenterar mina försök att fundera med furor.
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Towards a Response-able Com-position Practice: Entangling with Humans, More-than-humans and Materials (2022) Fulya Uçanok
This exposition is an accompaniment to an artistic research process tied to my dissertation, titled "Towards a Response-able Com-position Practice: Entangling with Humans, More-than-humans & Materials". The exposition provides a condensed and compact format of information allowing the viewer/listener to trace the process, mainly led by graphics, sound files, along with short informational and contextual texts. My research is based on a model that springs from a relational, sympoietic, socio-musical imagination for composition. The research sprang from my interest and desire to attend otherness, for cultivating generative and creative practices through collaborative socio-sonic engagements, first and foremost interested in the interface of connection and co-creation. In the composition model, relationality focuses on perspectives of response-ability in the act of com-posing with human, material and more-than-human agents. I call this model Response-able Com-position (RC), as the aim of the practice is to generate and cultivate various abilities to respond, and trace these responses within the act of com-position. Instead of placing the performer/composer's agency at the center of the composition process, the model widens and shifts the center to other humans, non-humans and materials, where they are not the object of study but the generators of knowledge itself. By privileging such position, the whole proposal revolves around resonances and potentialities consist of listening-within entangled relations. Listening as performative auralities entail, listening through aural analysis, embodied forms of listening (performance) and listening-back to the process and re-evaluating. The study proposed by the model is interested in working through differences in a relational way, enacting a series of collaboratory events through differentiating and entangling agents and selves, within a multivalent plane. Working from within a paradoxical situation, it deals with processes of disruption that leads into new ways of thinking, feeling and acting.
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KVA(M) NO (2022) Linda H. Lien
A search for new forms of identity programs for places; with emphasis on democracy and non-commercial resources. Research fellow project (2011), the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.
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Topographies of the Obsolete (2022) KMD, Arild Berge
Topographies of the Obsolete is an artistic research project initiated by Professors Neil Brownsword and Anne Helen Mydland at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) in collaboration with partner universities/institutions in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK. In 2012 the British Ceramics Biennial invited Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) to develop a site-specific artistic response to the former Spode Factory in Stoke-on-Trent as a key element of their 2013 exhibition programme. The project explores the landscape and associated histories of post-industry, with an initial emphasis on Stoke-on-Trent, a world-renowned ceramics capital that bears evidence of fluctuations in global fortunes.
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ECOGNOSIS: Ecological Awareness in Multimedia Composition (2022) Richard Hughes
This paper is concerned with ecological awareness in multimedia composition often with the use of data as a compositional tool. It covers the philosophy of ecological awareness I wish to represent in my work and the aesthetic principles used to portray it. The philosophy is largely based on Timothy Morton’s Dark Ecology with influence from other writers and artists. The reader will be guided through my methodologies of multimedia composition (acoustic, electronic and visual), in four different works. The motivation behind this research has come from wanting to engage with environmentalism not just through writing and individual actions but through art and how understanding the importance of perception of the environment can change our behaviour to it.
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