JAR Issue 22 is now Online

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.


JAR is open-access, free to read, and to contribute.

JAR acepta envíos en español, portugués, alemán e inglés.
JAR akzeptiert Einreichungen auf Spanisch, Portugiesisch, Deutsch und Englisch.
JAR aceita submissões em Espanhol, Português, Alemão como também em Inglês.
JAR accepts submissions in Spanish, Portuguese and German as well as English.

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, open-access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to develop what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has become a worldwide movement with many local activities.

Issue 22 contains the following contributions:

    • Mads Bering Christiansen, Laura Beloff, Jonas Jørgensen and Anne-Sofie Emilie Belling´s ‘Soft Robotics and Posthuman Entities,’ explores texture morphing soft-robotics as an artistic medium. Their installation, Homo Viridis, features a soft-robotic interface developed to mediate signals between a plant and a human body.

    • In ‘Methods of Indirection: a trialogue between Patrizia Bach, Howard Eiland, and Luis Berríos-Negrón about Walter Benjamin and translating The Arcades Project’, the co-authors revisit Walter Benjamin´s The Arcades Project [Das Passagen-Werk], to search, test, and draw from each other alternative recursions for their respective practices.

    • Sarah Black and Andy Frizell’s ‘31 Days Old - Performance, Family and Ethics’, examines the performance installation 31 Days Old, presented in their family home. They expose how processes of photography and composition can be used to reflect on personal and family narratives, and explore the ethical implications of making work in collaboration with their close family members.

    • Mariske Broeckmeyer’s ‘Impulsive Incantations - Voicing Migraine’ reflects upon the impact of Migraine, not only on the body but also on the voice. Taking her own practice as a singer, she explores the relevancy of ‘Migraine Music’ as an aesthetic phenomenon. Here, she voices the migraine body through evocative text, vocal improvisations and a migrainous singing technique.

    • Elsa Kosmack Vaara and Cheryl Akner Koler’s, ‘Exploring and Prototyping the Aesthetics of Felt Time’, presents a collaborative workshop between an interaction designer, a connoisseur baker and a sculptor/design researcher. Together they investigate how interaction designers may explore felt time through the practice of sourdough baking.

Keywords include: Migraine, Composition, Felt Time, Environmental Art, Posthuman, Voice, Mother Ethics, Soft Robotics, Design, Culinary Arts, Walter Benjamin, Media Arts & Sour Dough.

Take a look at JAR22 and read the editorial by Michael Schwab here.

The ‘Network’ pages of JAR’s website offer two new book reviews (one of which is available in German and English) and two reflections (one of which is available in Portuguese and English):

    • Review of Joey Orr (Ed.) Inquiries by James Pepper Kelly

    • Rezension zum Buch von Karin Mairitsch: Helmi Vent – Lab Inter Arts. Einblicke in das Performance-Labor ‹Hätte Hätte Fahrradkette› von Silvia Henke / Review of Karin Mairitsch, Helmi Vent – Lab Inter Arts. Insights into the Performance Lab “Hätte Hätte Fahrradkette” [shoulda woulda coulda] by Silvia Henke

    • Artistic Research in Sweden by Per Zetterfalk

    • A Motivação que fez eclodir a RIACT por José Quaresma / The Motivation that gave rise to RIACT Journal by José Quaresma

JAR provides a digital platform where multiple methods, media and articulations can function together to generate insights into artistic research endeavours. In its peer-reviewed section, it seeks to promote ‘expositions,’ which aim to engage practice and demonstrate research. JAR views artistic research as an evolving field where research and art are positioned as mutually influential. If you are considering submitting something to the journal, be sure to look at our guidelines. The next deadline for JAR 25 (final issue of 2021) is the 31st of January 2021.

The Network is a non-peer-reviewed space on the JAR website for discussion, reviews and opinion pieces relevant to artistic research and JAR’s community. It carries no restrictions in terms of language, length, topic or theme. You can read all contributions here.

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab
Managing Editor: Barnaby Drabble
Peer Review Editor: Julian Klein
Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Danny Butt, Yara Guasque, Paul Landon, Manuel Ángel Macía, Christine Reeh-Peters, Mareli Stolp and Mariela Yeregui.
Editorial Assistant: Ioannis Andronikidis

JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. For updates on our activities, join our mailing list.

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Contact: jar@jar-online.net

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