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
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.
Making through autistic stimming
This practice PhD will look at new insight into artistic methodology through the lens of autistic stimming, a self-regulating mechanism. The act of stimming is often the only way autistic people can exist or function in the world (Charlton et al. 2020; Kapp et al., 2019), yet it is often vilified by professionals/society as a behaviour that affects autistic people in negative ways and must be prevented (Boyd et al. 2012).
During art-making, stimming provides a quilting point between an autistic person and their body. The margins of what constitutes imaginative creative practice is varied and wide, yet there is a knowledge gap in the understanding of how the qualities of autistic and neurodivergent people, and the emotional and sensory chaos that is associated with their experience can be positively employed and harnessed into productive creativity within Visual Arts. This research identifies a contribution to knowledge from an autistic perspective.
To explore the qualitative dimension of stimming, a new body of work will be produced, testing it through public facing and interactive processes of exhibitions and screenings. Through collaborative practice in workshops and events at NTU and other research methods, a thorough literature review will be explored. Case studies on other autistic artists who use stimming in their practice will highlight how stimming opens up a wealth of creative possibilities.
Additionally a toolkit will be produced offering interactive resources for new insights into artistic methods/methodologies and for good practice for arts organisations working with autistic/neurodivergent artists.
Artistic research Urban Hub by Erika Matsunami:
Artistic research Urban Hub is focused on materiality and its semiotics and the construct of syntax from the aspect of cognitive linguistics. The research fields are architecture, visual arts and music.
Research methods are thereby interventional between different disciplines and work in progress.
In doing so, artistic research Urban Hub in cross-disciplinary and transdiciplinary between Architecture and Visual arts+Music aims for an innovative artistic approach that emerges from the real space.
The project by Hans-Gerd Rudat is based on the concept of Urban infrastructure.
Erika Matsunami explores spatial aesthetic in which terms of transversal aesthetics, and its communication.
Urban Hub Foundation (Work in Progress):
- Common:balance: act, Hans-Gerd Rudat
Erika Matsunami, N.N (Sound Engineering as well as computre science)
- Urban Hub Station, Hans-Gerd Rudat
- Urban choreography (gesture), Erika Matsunami
Urban choreography is a cognitive-based concept as the gesture in design, which applies to disability in the city also.
Architecture: Hans-Gard Rudat, N.N (Engineering)
Visual arts: Erika Matsunami
Music: Erika Matsunami, N.N (Sound Engineering as well as Informatics)
Project Urban Hub Foundation (Work in Progress):
Urban Hub Foundation (art in public space, concept, research, production with a German architect Hans-Gard Rudat, m.a.l.v.)
For implementation, today everything is by engineering, even if it is in biology or economics.
THE IDEA OF YOU
How can a physical dramaturgy generate transdisciplinary choreography and at the same time how is it influenced by new media?
Journal of Sonic Studies
Table of contents JSS issues
Symposium in Motion - Addressing Dizziness. Navigating Possibilities in Collectives.
Ruth Anderwald, Laura Brechmann, Leonhard Grond
This process-oriented working symposium discusses ways of localizing, recognizing, approaching, and countering dizziness on different scales and disciplines – from the somatic and the built environment to interspecies and post-colonial contexts. Through the prism of art, architecture, philosophy, somatics, post-colonial theory, and remembrance cultures, we aim to find ways to uncover the layers of physical, social, and architectural dizziness in historical, political, social, fictional, present, and future contexts.
Dialogue on Experiments in Listening
EDWARD JOHN MCKEON
Rajni Shah is a performance maker, writer, and producer. Their practice-based doctoral research – Experiments in Listening – was published in the Performance Philosophy book series in 2021. It effects a shift that provides a key thematic thread of this special issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies, one that interweaves all the contributions in different ways but is rarely stated explicitly: listening-based practices dissolve ossified lines separating “art” from “life,” aesthetic practices from the political. Shah’s reflections are presented as this red thread, a collection of vignettes that can be followed as one line or taken as an invitation to pause between each article, resonating in that liminal and medial space. It is fitting, then, that we round off the issue with a review of Shah’s book, not in the mode of judgement – a critic’s 1- to 5-star rating – but in the spirit of our thematic of voice and listening, as a dialogue. Co-guest editor Ed McKeon, whose own jointly-authored contribution to this issue uses dialogue as a method, posed the questions.