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

Issue 26 of the Journal for Artistic Research is now Online

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

JAR aceita submissões em Espanhol, Português, Francês, Alemão e Inglês. 
JAR acepta envíos en español, portugués, francés, alemán e inglés. 
JAR akzeptiert Einreichungen auf Spanisch, Portugiesisch, Französisch, Deutsch und Englisch.
JAR accepte les propositions en espagnol, portugais, français, allemand et anglais.
JAR accepts submissions in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and 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 26 contains 6 peer-reviewed contributions:

In ‘Acoustemological Investigation: Sound Diary #Tehran,’ Ali Mousavi observes and analyses processes of architecture and urbanisation in Iran, specifically the housing construction in the Pardis Phase 11 suburbs of Tehran. The project employs sensorial methodologies, such as acoustemology and field recordings, to investigate the area and urban transformations caused by concepts such as ‘modernisation’, ‘development’, ‘progress’, and ‘globalisation.’ []

Pavel Prokopic’s ‘Affective Atmosphere: A Non-Representational Method of Devising Film Performance and Fiction’, introduces a new method of directing film performance and producing experimental fiction in the tradition of art cinema. Affective atmosphere prioritises the becoming of an event over a narrative/production plan, and uses experimental production strategies, spontaneous directorial decisions and the unpredictable flow of reality for generating alternative narrative/dramatic film structures. []

Ella Raidel’s ‘Of Haunted Spaces’ is an art-based research project focusing on Chinese ghost cities. This exposition follows the making of a performative film essay that combines acting and documenting to indicate the phantasmatic aspect of global capitalism. Through her research, Raidel seeks to create a discursive space in which facts, analyses, commentaries, and references are woven into one narrative. []

In ‘Petals to Light...Pedagogic Possibilities with Floor Art,’ Geetanjali Sachdev explores Rangoli and Kolam floor art practices to understand their pedagogical potential for the study of plants. The research looks at how these indigenous art practices have moved beyond their traditional media of decorating the ground with coloured rice powder, various flowers, leaves, and twigs, to incorporate alternative media such as lights, rollers, stencils, coloured beads, and stickers. []

Katharina Swoboda’s ‘Zoological Architectures and Empty Frames’ explores visual and psychological aspects of framing. Beginning with an observation of how zoo architecture directs the attention towards the animals and the buildings create ‘frames’ around the animals. She asks the question of how the representation of animals in human culture affects how we treat animals socio-politically. []

In ‘Research-Creation about and with Food: Diffraction, Pluralism, and Knowing’, David Szanto and Geneviève Sicotte present two food-centred research-creation projects. By bringing these two projects into dialogue with each other, and through an experimental, “diffractive analysis” process, they propose ways in which research-creation can help illuminate new forms of knowledge that engage with the distinct challenges and opportunities within food studies and for the future of food-and-human relations. []

Keywords include:  

Acoustemology, animals, architecture, film performance, floor art, food studies, framing, performative practice, plants, psychogeography, research-creation and sound art.

Take a look at JAR26 and read the editorial by Michael Schwab here.

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. For issue 26 the growing collection of contributions is joined by two new ‘Reflections’:

What Does Art/Artist Think? Making a Case for Artistic Practice as Research by Premjish Achari []

On Our Way to the Venice Obligations - A Speech by Florian Dombois []

and one book review:

Paula Kramer (2001) Suomenlinna // Gropius - Two Contemplations on Body, Movement and Intermateriality by Alys Longley []

This section of JAR carries no restrictions in terms of language, length, topic or theme. You can read all contributions here.

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 30 (second issue of 2023) is the 31st of September 2022.

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, Carolina Benavente, Danny Butt, Yara Guasque, Siham Issami, Paul Landon, Manuel Ángel Macía, Helly Minarti, Barbara Lüneburg, Mareli Stolp, Reiko Yamada and Mariela Yeregui
Interns: Libby Myers and Costanza Tagliaferri

Associate Editors: Michael Hiltbrunner, Elisa Noronha and Jesús Fernando Monreal Ramírez

Spanish Panel: Mariela Yeregui, Manuel Ángel Macía, Carolina Benavente and Yara Guasque
Portuguese Panel: Yara Guasque, Manuel Ángel Macía, Mariela Yeregui and Carolina Benavente
German Panel: Michael Schwab, Barbara Lüneburg, Barnaby Drabble and Julian Klein
French Panel: Carolina Benavente, Siham Issami and Paul Landon

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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