Citizen Artistic Research
If artistic research can be seen as a critical transformation of practices, then citizen artistic research has been one of its main focuses since the beginning of the 20th century. At the root of these renewal dynamics are two remarkable factors: the questioning of the primacy of the artist's individual expression within the production of their work, and the criticism of the elitist and exclusive functioning of the art world or its market. It is a paradigm that at the heart of the trends marking the history of art this century participatory processes can be seen to have taken shape, articulating in a singular way the thinking of collective organisations and the creation of new forms. The wide diversity of experiments in question are largely inter- or trans-disciplinary and, more often than not, they leave the realm of artefact creation behind, reinventing or borrowing from the performing arts to experiment directly with the political and theoretical realities that underpin them. Participation, therefore, represents a decisive approach, capable of reinventing and structuring in depth certain sectors of research-creation.
The Particip-Arc network has explored these issues in a series of webinars, focusing on three areas: the politics of citizen artistic research; new forms of artistic research (network experimentation and cyber activism); and citizen Art-Science.
Related events and productions.
- The politics of citizen artistic research. Seminar. May 2021
- New forms of artistic research: networked experimentation and cyber activism. Seminar. May 2021
- Citizen Art-Science. Seminar. June 2021
- Special issue of the journal Mésozoaires from the Ecole supérieure d'art d'Aix-en-Provence Félix Ciccolini (forthcoming)
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