several authors met
in one millennium
and made words
our contribution to the common minority is meager but necessary / Elias Canetti, from Die Blendung, 1935
aspiration is to
in its production
the conclusions are yet to come
questions will come at the end
Here I present little passages written by using autoethnographical approach and researching most important issues I cope during creative process. Selected short texts are the part of the artistic research connecting to themes about material and art through words. These little messages I call literature tattoos – usually performed on the skin, but the same action can emerge in the brain structure after reading. The video and artwork ’I have tried everything, nothing works’ were made in 2019, during the residency which was a part of Doctoral studies in University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (Norway). There I was first time not using physical contact with community or handwork but was learning new technology - jacquard.
The texts in artwork =Co woven quotes from the books about artistic research. The set of rules or the menu of instructions are shown as possible (un)helper if you wish to perform (un)successful research being an artist. Phrases were picked out from books intuitively while practicing AR. The question is if, why or when they are helpful.
The whole AR is about analyzing links and boundaries between community, text and material.
Every year doctoral candidates of Vilnius Academy of Arts present their practice as research in exhibitions and other professional events. This year due to Covid uncertainties instead of physical exhibition, expositions at Research Catalogue were developed. They present individual artistic research positions by 2nd and 3rd year candidates. We are grateful to Michael Schwab for facilitating workshop and helpful review process. You are welcome to dive into the expositions which lay-out positions of artists and designers.
dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius