Editorial

From the very beginning, the notion of practice that JAR has employed has included its own communication – or exposition, as we call it – as research. This implies that key concepts relevant to contemporary art can be engaged with even in the context of something as scholarly – and for some boring – as a journal article. In this editorial, I would like to sketch the relevance of appropriation to expose the point at which stable notions of ‘research’ are jeopardised. Such instability is perhaps difficult to evaluate but, we believe, exciting to engage with. Looking back over this and all previous issues, it becomes increasingly clear that, beyond more specific uses of ‘appropriation’, the term deserves more attention in the debates around artistic research in general.

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'Beware the Danger of Merging': Conceptual Blending and Cognitive Dissonance in the work of IOU Theatre

Deborah Middleton & Tim Moss
This exposition introduces and analyses the work of British-based IOU Theatre, a company that has been exploring intermedial theatre and installation since 1976. IOU's work, we suggest, is characterised by their particular strategies ...


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keywords: OPEN EXPOSITION

Hinges of correlation: Spatial devices of social coexistence

Espen Lunde Nielsen
This project investigates the coexistence of and the correlation between the inhabitants within my apartment building, using artistic practices and my own lived experience. These everyday spaces form the primary interface between the individual ...


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keywords: OPEN EXPOSITION

In and out of memory: exploring the tension when remembering a traumatic event.

Anna Walker
The modernist approach to trauma points to an occurrence that demands representation and yet refuses to be represented (Roth 2012: 93); the intensity of the experience makes it difficult to remember and impossible to forget ...


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keywords: OPEN EXPOSITION