WINTER 2020. Welcome to Practice Sharing — an online presentation/publication of expanded approaches to language-based practice within the field of artistic research. Over 70 individuals and collaborations are included in this first 'sharing'.
The intent has been to reflect how language-based artistic research is practised in its diversity, rather than to define or determine what it is in advance. As such, the focus on language within artistic research is considered from a broad and transforming perspective to include diverse fields such as visual arts, performance, film, theatre, music, choreography as well as literature; where language-based practices might include (as well as move beyond) different approaches to writing, reading, speaking, listening.
Contributors were invited to respond to the following 'call':
1. How is your practice? How does your enquiry in-and-through language-based artistic research manifest in specific practices and examples.
2. Outline one or two examples from your own artistic- or practice-based research — focusing on specific language-based ‘practices’ (in other words: specific processes, approaches or methods; ways of working, constellations of activity or framing patterns; particular projects or lines of enquiry-in-practice).
The submissions have been ordered alphabetically on this page such that the reader may search by name or explore each contribution within the immediate vicinity of other contributions. We hope that this allows for chance acquaintances, unexpected resonances and aleatory connections. In assembling the contributions shared fields of interest have begun to emerge such as performativity, voice and vocalisation, site and situative writing, text as material, translation, transcription, silence, only to mention a few.
Rather than a definitive or exhaustive archive or survey of the field, this exposition hopefully provides a starting point from which future conversations and collaborations might emerge.
Practice Sharing will continue to evolve through future calls and contributions, providing a context for including further practices and widening the network of expanded approaches to language-based practice within the field of artistic research.
Practice Sharing I is co-edited by Emma Cocker, Cordula Daus and Lena Séraphin. Designed and compiled by Emma Cocker.
TIPS ON NAVIGATING
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* Click on individual names or on the alphabetical cluster (e.g. A – C) to browse contributions.
* The pages extend horizontally as well as vertically.
* Double click on images to enlarge as a pop-up, or in some cases, click on the ENLARGE IMAGE hyperlink to further expand the image field.
* Videos have a 'play' icon in their top right hand corner 4. Click directly on video to play – videos can also be enlarged to full screen.
* Click on PDFs to read or download.
* PDFs and external links open in a new window.
* The optimal viewing mode for this exposition is 100%. It is possible to zoom in and out using the + and - operations on your actual computer but this can impact the layout.