Upcoming Talk November 24: What is good artistic research?
On November 24 I’m giving a short presentation on the question ‘What is good artistic research?’ during an external session of the lectoraat AOK. Together with Inge Romgens, Bart van den Eynde, and Anna Moreno.
In the past year(s), I’ve been dealing with this question. It’s an important and tricky one. I think the best way to come to a shared understanding, is to start a dialogue with each other about what we think counts as proper or good artistic research. If need be, we can always create lists of skills or definitions of concepts. But first we should consider our own views on artistic research, and what we think about that.
I think that the question of What is good Artistic Research actually consists of two different questions. One is about the artistic researcher, and what attitudes and skills such a research should embody. What characterises a good artistic researcher? What kind of virtues or attitudes or ideals should she uphold? The other question is about the practice of artistic research. Especially this is an important distinction: this emphasizes that an artistic researcher does not work in the void, or is only an individual affair.