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Welcome to JAR1, the first open submission and peer-reviewed issue of the Journal for Artistic Research. JAR remains a work-in-progress, and with this issue we introduce two major enhancements to the journal: a dedicated and open peer-reviewing process and an upgraded publication platform (the Research Catalogue) that is easier to use than its predecessor and enhanced with an initial set of social media functions.

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Moving to Become Better: The Embodied Performance of Musical Groove

Vincent Meelberg
Starting from the knowledge that the perception, experience and creation of music is always a bodily activity, the exposition explores the influential and intrusive power of musical ‘groove’. Whereas the concept of groove has been extensively discussed both as a general ....

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The Entanglement of Arts and Sciences: On the Transaction Costs of Transdisciplinary Research Settings

Martin Tröndle
Using the research project eMotion – mapping museum experience as a working example, the exposition examines the advantages and risks, challenges and hurdles, methods and management of projects based on transdisciplinary art research. On the one hand, analysis shows that the participating researchers’ embedded character, in their respective disciplines...

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The publication of this inaugural issue of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) coincides with a moment at which the term ‘artistic research’ has become ubiquitous. For some, this moment represents success, since, particularly in institutional environments, the production of objects, events or concepts is starting to lose its grip on the less tangible, intellectual and open-ended requirements of practice. For others this moment is viewed less favourably and represents an erosion of art’s perceived autonomy and efficacy.

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An Alphabet for the Nose

Sissel Tolaas
Given that our societies have developed a language for colour, it is remarkable that we have not yet developed one for smell. Generally, when we categorize smells we only use the subjective connotations ‘like it’ or ‘don’t like it’...

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Diagrammatic Praxis

Sher Doruff
Diagrammatic Praxis was a post-doctoral research process drawing upon applied concepts of the diagram previously explored in my dissertation, ‘The Translocal Event and the Polyrhythmic Diagram.’ As a researcher in the Art, Research...

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Staats-theater

Daniel Kötter, Constanze Fischbeck
‘staats-theater: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin’ is a modular art and research project initiated by Berlin based video artists Daniel Kötter and Constanze Fischbeck in collaboration with performers and architects from Lagos, Tehran, and Berlin, as well as the collective Hunter &amp ...

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The Double Skin/Double Mind Interactive Installation

Bertha Bermudez, Scott deLahunta, Marijke Hoogenboom, Chris Ziegler, Frederic Bevilacqua, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Barbara Meneses Gutierrez
The interactive installation Double Skin/ Double Mind is a virtual interactive version of the Double Skin/Double Mind workshop. This workshop, which has been taught by dance company Emio Greco | PC since 1996...

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