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Research: Shadows from the Empty Centre - Hurdle (27/07/2015) by Lucia D'Errico
Elisabeth Belgrano 17/02/2017 at 13:57

Dear Lucia,

It might be that we have met before  - perhaps on-line. I find your work inspiring. Perhaps you might find some sources in my doctoral thesis that can be related to you thoughts. I am very much interested in the aspect of baroque (over)ornamentation and Nothingness, both in Italian and French 17th century music. My thesis was dedicated to the art of performing Nothingness through operatic mad scenes and  lamentations. I am currently working on French Leçons de Tenebres by Michel Lambert. There are two musical ms - one more ornamented than the other. Really inspiring! I am also curious about how one moves from the art of vocal ornamentation to the act of performing trust. Moving from vocality to a  poetic/written languge. Can one explain without consiously explaining? What can be observed in a poetic explaination? 

I will enjoy reading more on your project. You can find my thesis here:

I also have a profile in the RC.

Best wishes, 

Eli Belgrano



I am also more and more interested in how we as artistic researcher can build and refer to one another through our artistic expositions as a strong complement to more 'scholarly' and 'scientific sources'. 

Good luck in your research! how to have an exchange with you on the theme of emptiness / nothingness. You'll find some really great papers in my list of references on Nothingness during the Baroque era.

Research: Rudimentariness: a concept for artistic research (2016) by Anik Fournier
Jean-Marie Clarke 13/01/2017 at 15:22

I would have liked to get into this exposition, but could not because of its wordiness (formal, academic style of thinking), This wordiness does not serve the purpose of "rudimentariness," which is much too artificial a term to begin with. The adjective "rudimentary" is so rarely used that it can be considered an archaism. If it is used, then only to mean "rough," "unsophisticated," "basic": i.e. mostly with slightly negative connotations. To want to make a noun out of it, suggests a certain taste for jargon. Especially if the artists' word was "innocence," which is also inacceptable, but for other reasons. "Naiveté" might have been better, and in any case closer to the truth.  I have no suggestions to replace "rudimentariness," other than the "beginner's mind" of Zen practice, but that opens another can of worms. As a nudge in another direction, let me quote Marshall McLuhan: "It may very well be that in our conscious inner lives the interplay among our senses is what constitutes the sense of touch." Neurological research may or may not be confirming that insight.

Research: Hans Schleif - Stations of the Biography of an Architecture Historian in German National Socialism – Addenda and Register (12/11/2016) by Julian Klein
Julian Klein 03/01/2017 at 19:16

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