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JAR supports the exposition of practice as research. While we continue to highlight the ‘as’ construct – the folding of something into something as trace of difference and motivation – the notion of ‘exposition’ is often used as shorthand for what otherwise may be called a ‘journal article’. Still, even outside the intricacies of expositionality, what may look like a simple substitution of terms affects the kinds of objects that the word is meant to represent. Out of the wealth of associations, three may deserve particular mention.

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it's doing it – the force of passivity

Lucie Tuma & Jens Badura
IT’S DOING IT is part of an ongoing preoccupation with phenomena described under notions of passivity that started in 2009. Formats developed so far include video work, text, and an evening of dance and music as objects, carried out by a musician, five dancers, and twenty-seven objects ('passive movement', 2012)...


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One Motorbike, One Arm, Two Cameras

Ainara Elgoibar
The idea of creating a video work exploring the question of how an industrial robotic arm would see a handmade product is used as a pretext to generate a meeting point for different local agents in the framework of the production of an art project titled 'Rodar y Rodear' ('To Shoot and to Surround') (2013)...


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Transcribing Johann Sebastian Bach's Lute Music for Guitar Bouzouki

Andreas Aase
Johann Sebastian Bach's lute suites were probably written on the harpsichord, and are commonly performed on the guitar. This project examines the possibilities and limitations in transcribing one suite for a four-course, fifth-tuned instrument in the cittern/octave mandolin family...


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The role of ‘process’ in artistic research is not necessarily clear. There is a general tendency to believe that a research process starts with a set of questions to which over time answers are given. Two fixtures, a beginning and an end, here bracket a process. Accepting this crude order for the moment, it seems that a publication in JAR must be associated with the later stages of this process – ideally perhaps a report on a research project’s findings.

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Anatomical Self-Portraits as Fieldwork: Observations, Improvisations, and Elicitations in the Medical School

Kaisu Koski
This exposition discusses an artistic research project involving a field trip to a medical school. It introduces part of my postdoctoral project as a case study, discussing photography and video self-portraits as a means for exploring anatomy and clinical skills education. Instead of analysing the resulting photo series and video piece, the exposition has a focus on process and methodology...


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Con Luigi Nono: Unfolding Waves

Paulo de Assis
This exposition presents diverse materials related to, or inspired by Luigi Nono’s piece for piano and tape …..sofferte onde serene… (1975–77). Organised in seven modules, the exposition offers different perspectives on a vast collection of materials around the original work, its performative renderings, and its orchestral transformation...


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sonozones

Jan Schacher, Cathy van Eck, Trond Lossius, Kirsten Reese
The 'sonozones' project investigates sound art practices in public places through personal and public acts of listening and sounding. The topic is explored using artistic processes developed on site in Mülheim in the Ruhr region of central Germany...


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Stained Black Mirror

Vappu Jalonen
This work examines the material entanglements of humans and touch screens. The starting points are Donna Haraway's 'Cyborg Manifesto', read now over twenty years after it was first published, and the figure of a black mirror. The black mirror does not pretend to reflect back only that to which it has been turned. It also shows itself.

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After an artistic practice is exposed as research, it is easy to believe that it has always been research, regardless of its exposition. Conversely, if a case has not been made for something to count as research, a doubt on its epistemic relevance will linger over it. While a different attempt at an exposition may yield different results, we are tempted to see the research in the thing itself and not also in its exposition. This conjecture is problematic.

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Art and Research Colliding

Teemu Mäki
This exposition concerns the relationship between art and research. It focuses on the questions: How can we define knowledge and research in the context of artistic research? What is artistic research? What is its goal? How is it different from other traditions of combining art and research? How should the university system ...


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Welcome to the fourth regular issue of JAR! Over the last three years, we have demonstrated that the journal publication of artistic research and its associated peer-review is possible without overburdening artists and researchers with sets of criteria that can negatively affect the often quite fragile fabrics that are made by and, in turn, support artistic practice.

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Latitudinal Converstations

Don Asker and Helen Herbertson
In this project we examine the process of creating performance. 'Latitudinal Conversations' documents conversation and thoughtful reflection between two choreographers over two years. It includes periods when conversation extends into body-centred field and studio work, where thoughtful voices and bodies ‘talking’ are intertwined. It is multi-modal in form exploring the intersection of kinaesthetic, sonic (including vocalisations), and visual image data...


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Mapping a Modern Diegesis: Terre des Hommes and Robert Altman's Quintet

Paul Landon
This project maps the locations in the old Expo 67 site in Montréal used in the film Quintet (Robert Altman, 1979). It reflects upon how the representation of the international, modern architecture and design of the Expo pavilions could shift from signifying promise and potential for social betterment to becoming indexes of technological catastrophe and social decay...


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Towards a Non-Identity Art

Rory Harron
This exposition addresses the motivation behind the recent turn in contemporary art toward displaying non-art and the work of outsiders. It begins by providing an alternative interpretation of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain before tracing the historic roots of the vanguardist strategy of self-negation in art and its affinities with communal creativity...


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How do we expect a Journal for Artistic Research to look? What is the role and status of the design and layout of an exposition?

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A Hinge: Field-testing the Relationship Between Photography and Architecture

Marc Goodwin
This article seeks to share the methods and preliminary results of an artistic research project in the field of architectural photography. A central concern is the representation of atmosphere in place of the standard depiction of objects. Important also is an attempt at co-design through an interview process with architects based on the notion of the dialectic...


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Doha

Miriam Ewers
During 2011-2012, I joined Virginia Commonwealth University’s Art and Design School in Qatar, a small country diplomatically and culturally important in bridging eastern and western cultures. There, my daily interactions with students naturally stimulated many questions of how a visual culture can lay the groundwork...


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Innerground _ an Exploration of a Disused Mine Through the Memories of Former Miners

Carolina Goradesky
In order to create conditions for an engaged artistic production improving the knowledge on the theme and its no-more existent site, a research was conducted to identify space and sound attributes in people’s memories. Performing activities, the ex-miners endowed the mine space significance creating a particular relation with it. ...


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Rationality, Intuition and Emotion - Exploring an Artistic Process

Gert Germeraad
This exploratory text communicates the relation between my figurative sculpture and abstract drawings in an attempt to find the deeper grounds in my artistic work. During this project writing has become a connecting element, both as a description of my artistic process and as an integrated part of my work.


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Schizoanalysis as a Method in Artistic Research

Tero Nauha
This exposition uses concepts of contamination, sponge and plasticity to approach the heterogeneity of a schizoanalytic practice - and as such as a method for artistic research. These concepts are singular to my research on the amalgamation of performance, subjectivity and contemporary forms of capitalism. My argument is to a large extent based on the theoretical thinking and practical works of Félix Guattari...


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Upper Styrian Big Band Folk: Exploring Local Identity and Authenticity in Jazz

Michael Kahr
Upper Styrian Big Band Folk is an arts-based research project which has aimed for the exploration of local identity, authenticity and meaning as manifested in and interrelated with jazz composition and performance. This exposition outlines the project, its underlying aesthetic values and presents a critical reflection of the work...


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