JAR15 is here

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.

We are very proud to announce our fifteenth issue with the following contributions:

Vahri McKenzie and Neil K Ferguson, Only the Envelope: artistic interpretations of eye-tracking imagery
Alexandros Papadopoulos, How to Use Gay Nazis in Job Interviews: Queer Media, Striptease-Lectures and the Art of Existential Sodomism
David Roesner and Bella Merlin, The Document as Music, Exploring the Musicality of Verbatim Material in Performance
William Platz, Can a drawing be rehearsed?; or, There's no bowing in performance art
Jenny Brown, Exploring the Principles of Allodoxic Art (in dialogue with Baroness Elsa)

Keywords include: surveillance, the gaze, queer media, polymedia, verbatim, musicality, life drawing, rehearsal, activism, allodoxia

Michael Schwab’s editorial for JAR 15 troubles the question of rich media in JAR, using the example of video and its effect on the temporality of the exposition. He writes: The RC allows for many ways to encounter video and several options for how it plays. In cases where the use of video is more emphasised through its size and position, it is worth considering whether or not the video needs to be started by a click action or whether it automatically starts when the page is loaded. While potentially seeing the same video in either case, the experience of time is distinctly different. In the former example, the video ‘waits’ to be started while the reader has to make a decision how and in which order to access the exposition.

Take a look at JAR 15 and read the full editorial here.

JAR’s website now features a new section called ‘Network,’ a non-peer-reviewed space 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. The latest additions are a diverse series of reflections on topics that relate the the peer reviewed journal. Gilbertto Prado, Milton Sogabe and Yara Guasque have written a reflection on the history of artistic research and its relationship to the academy in Brazil: ‘Breve Historia: Artistic Research in Brazil.’ This is the first of a series of reflections from researchers around the globe, introducing the unique histories, issues and activities of artistic researchers in specific global locations. Saara Hacklin, a reviewer for JAR 7, in ‘Passivity as activity’ has reflected on her experience reviewing Lucie Tuma’s and Jens Badura's exposition “it’s doing it – the force of passivity.” Finally, Paolo Giudici has written about the experimental programme of the DARE Conferences in ‘DARE for a People Yet to Come.’ Read all contributions here.

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.

JAR provides a digital platform where multiple methods, media and articulations can function together to generate insights in artistic research endeavours. It seeks to promote ‘expositions’ of practice as research. In JAR artistic research is viewed as an evolving field where research and art are positioned as mutually influential. Recognising that the field is ever developing and expanding, JAR remains open to continued re-evaluation of its publishing criteria.

If you are considering submitting something to the journal be sure to look at our guidelines.

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

Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab
Peer Review Editor: Julian Klein

Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Alex Arteaga, Lucia D’Errico, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Azadeh Fatehrad, Yara Guasque and Mareli Stolp.

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

Contact the journal using our web contact form.

Contact: jar@jar-online.net

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