Methods and Procedures of Artistic Research

Responsible

Flavia Caviezel, Priska Gisler, Christian Ritter

Location

To be determined by groups members

Frequency

There are scheduled four to five meetings a year

The work group concentrates on the identification and exploration of artistic research methods at the intersection of the arts with cultural and social sciences. Specifically, the focus is set on qualitative approaches like bricolage, mapping, interventions, hacking, synthetisizing approaches, participant observation, (city) walks, various conversation and interview forms, participative practices, critical writing, oral history, researches and documentations. Various auditive, visual and textual media are thereby considered as research tools. Presentation formats can be essayistic, installed or interactive, as in the case of assemblages, soundscapes, video essays, blogs, internet platforms, etc.

The work group assumes an explorative approach in terms of the shared elaboration and negotiation of knowledge, whereby adequate representational forms of knowledge and its dissemination are also continuously investigated.

The focus is on the debate with current and planned projects on methods of artistic research. A first project is dedicated on north-south/south-north mobility between the metropolitan regions of Zürich and Milan, in the frame of which explorative approaches and formats are tested. A first workshop with guests (e.g. Martina Merz, Peter Regli) is planned in the Andermatt-Hospen Valley for after the snow melts. Further project initiatives are desired.

The work group consists of max. 10 people. They meet as required, there are scheduled four to five meetings a year.