|Cartoon by Olav Westphalen (2021) from the X-disciplinary Congress on Artistic Research and Related Matters, Vilnius Academy of Arts, October 14-17th, 2021.
Editors of this issue: Aldis Gedutis, Vytautas Michelkevičius
This Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis (AAAV) issue brings together
selected papers presented during the congress. Some of the articles are
written by scholars and some by artist-researchers from all around the
world. Aldis Gedutis and Vytautas Michelkevičius lay the ground for
artistic research and discuss the labyrinth of inter-, trans- and other
prefixes in arts and sciences as well as justify the trans-epistemic
community as the caretaker of artistic research. John Hillman claims the
practice is a symptom of research, while David Maroto presents
“fictocritical” writing as a lifesaving boat for artists who want to
seamlessly merge their fiction writing skills with (critical) theories.
Magda Stanová guides us to artistic thinking in scientific research,
while Greg Bruce flies us over the Atlantic Ocean and presents outlines
of the local (Canadian and French-speaking world) concept of artistic
research – research
-creation. Bettina Minder and Pablo Müller return us back to earth in order to see how artistic research works in doctoral programs and courses in Switzerland. Andrew J. Hauner helps us witness an experimentally written research paper and question the existing formats of research outcomes. Raivo Kelomees proposes and defends a challenging hypothesis about the animistic relationship between a viewer and an artwork, whereas Sumugan Sivanesan allows us to swing and linger between karaoke theory and therapy. Finally, Christiane Keus proclaims the present condition as Postresearch!
Karaoke Theory/Karaoke Therapy
This article, an outcome of practice-based artistic research, concerns singing as a therapeutic performance and conveyor of knowledge. It arises from my project fugitive radio, which responds to the uptake of radio in contemporary art by pursuing experimental modes of “performance-radio.” Following a voicing event in Helsinki, a colleague suggested that singing had been “somehow civilized out of us”, prompting me to investigate connections between singing, therapy, and knowledge and in relation to the global phenomenon of karaoke singing.
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