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.
Dorsal Practices - Murky Back Thinking
Emma Cocker, Katrina Brown
Dorsal Practices — Murky Back Thinking is a collaboration between choreographer Katrina Brown and writer-artist Emma Cocker, for exploring the notion of dorsality in relation to how we as moving bodies orientate to self, others, world. How does cultivation of a back-oriented awareness and attitude shape and inform our experience of being-in-the-world? The dorsal orientation foregrounds active letting go, releasing, even de-privileging, of predominant social habits of uprightness and frontality — the head-oriented, sight-oriented, forward-facing, future-leaning tendencies of a culture intent on grasping a sense of the world through naming and control. Rather than a mode of withdrawal, of turning one’s back, how might a backwards-leaning orientation support an open and receptive ethics of relation? How are experiences of listening, voicing, thinking, shaped differently through this tilt of awareness and attention towards the back?
Pure Print Archeology
Atelier Nomade is a research seminar around the practical use of lithography outside of the printmaking workshop.
A Love Letter to Ironing: Learning and Unlearning
Tricia Crivellaro, Lynne Heller
What does ironing have in common with learning to build a digital world? This exposition explores the nature of learning and unlearning through the juxtaposition of skills, specifically ironing, a competency acquired for the most part through unconscious absorption, versus creating in a digital medium where our learning was much more self-conscious. In learning to build and program in Unreal Engine (UE5), a game engine capable of enabling a virtual reality (VR) experience, we learned, once again, what it means to learn. The exposition is written as a lyric essay to encompass both the prosaic and poetic ways that we engaged with a project titled, Craft and the Digital Turn. By using VR as a means of data visualization we sought to bring our craft backgrounds together with future trends in digitalization and communication. Through personal narratives and histories, melded with theory and analysis we hope to record a process that was deeply engaging and extremely challenging for us as practitioners.
Reconfiguring the Landscape
Reconfiguring the Landscape was a Norwegian artistic research project hosted at the Norwegian Academy for Music and funded by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU). The project investigated how 3-D electroacoustic composition and sound-art can evoke and provoke a new awareness of our outdoor environment. The work addressed both urban and natural settings. The project was led by Natasha Barrett and included an international lineup of composers, technologists and scientists who contributed in different ways. The project startup was in November 2019, just a few months before COVID impacted all activities. From 2020-2021 the project members worked independently. In 2022 group activities resumed. Research work formally ended in the beginning of 2023, and public dissemination and documentation concluded in November 2023.
Reconfiguring the Landscape at IRCAM
Reconfiguring the Landscape at IRCAM was the third physical meeting of the three Reconfiguring the Landscape composers Natasha Barrett, Nadine Schütz and Andrew Knight-Hill. The group met at IRCAM in Paris from November 18 to 28 to embark on an intensive period of industrial site audio investigation, workshops, artistic creation, public panel discussions and listening sessions. The work period and public exhibitions were supported by and carried out in collaboration with IRCAM.