Journal for Artistic Research No. 21

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.

JAR is open-access, free to read, and to contribute.

JAR akzeptiert Einreichungen auf Spanisch, Portugiesisch, Deutsch und Englisch.
JAR aceita submissões em Espanhol, Português, Alemão como também em Inglês.
JAR acepta envíos en español, portugués, alemán e inglés.
JAR accepts submissions in Spanish, Portuguese and German as well as English.

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, open-access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to develop what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has become a worldwide movement with many local activities.

Issue 21 contains the following contributions:

• Jennifer Anyan’s ‘Interrogating the notion of ‚frock consciousness‘ through the practice of dressing and responding to dressed bodies,’ looks at questions of identity and dress. Using Virginia Woolf’s notion of ‘frock consciousness,’ she revisits a selection of her own projects, considering what they contribute as a body of research.

• Susannah Hast’s ‘Walking with Soldiers: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cadets,’ examines a moment of marching across the city of Helsinki with first-year cadets of the Finnish National Defence University. In the walk she dismantles boundaries of bodies, critiques, and affects, presenting a researcher’s journey across subjectivities and difference in a female civilian body.

• Sander Hölsgens, Saskia de Wildt & Tamara Witschge’s ‘Walking the Newsroom: Towards a Sensory Experience of Journalism’ invites the reader/viewer on a walk through the newsroom of the regional newspaper, Dagblad van het Noorden. Using artistic means, they trace how the journalists perceive, articulate, engage, embrace, challenge, are receptive to, and give form to the ‘atmospheres’ of their workspace.

• Christoph Solstreif-Pirker’s ‘Breathing into the Ecological Trauma: The Case of Gruinard Island’ engages with a performative investigation of an exemplary non-site of anthropocenic extinction, a small Scottish island used as an Anthrax test-site in the second World War.

• Dominique Somers’ ‘Everything That Shines Sees: Flash Light, Photography and the Acheiropoietic.’ explores photographic images engendered by a flash of light. Starting from the author’s own artistic experiments with fulguric and cosmic rays, it challenges traditional assumptions about the involvement of nonhuman contributors in the formation of contemporary photographic images.

Keywords include: Fashion Practice Research, Drawing, Military Training, Autoethnography, Embodiment, Walking, Ecological Trauma, Architecture, Site Responsive Practices, Deep Map, Sound, Gender, Affect, Environmental Ethics, Atmospheres.

Take a look at JAR21 and read the editorial by Michael Schwab here.

The ‘Network’ pages of JAR’s website offer three new book reviews, in English and Spanish and one reflection:

• Review of Natalie Loveless, How to Make Art at the End of the World: a Manifesto for Research-Creation by Jo Billows & Stephanie Springgay
• Reseña del libro de Luciana Marino (comp., ed.), Un libro de actividades. Experiencias en primera persona sobre la educación en el arte de Mariela Yeregui
• Review of Silvia Henke, Dieter Mersch, Nicolaj van der Meulen, Thomas Strässle, Jörg Wiesel, Manifesto of Artistic Research, A Defense Against Its Advocates by Branka Zgonjanin
• Reflection: The Design of Expositions by Tero Heikkinen

JAR provides a digital platform where multiple methods, media and articulations can function together to generate insights into artistic research endeavours. In its peer-reviewed section, it seeks to promote ‘expositions,’ which aim to engage practice and demonstrate research. JAR views artistic research as an evolving field where research and art are positioned as mutually influential. If you are considering submitting something to the journal, be sure to look at our guidelines. The next deadline for JAR 25 (final issue of 2021) is the 31st of January 2020.

The Network is a non-peer-reviewed space on the JAR website for discussion, reviews and opinion pieces relevant to artistic research and JAR’s community. It carries no restrictions in terms of language, length, topic or theme. You can read all contributions here.

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab
Managing Editor: Barnaby Drabble
Peer Review Editor: Julian Klein
Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Danny Butt, Lucia D’Errico, Yara Guasque, Paul Landon, Manuel Ángel Macía, Christine Reeh-Peters, Mareli Stolp and Mariela Yeregui.
Editorial Assistant: Ioannis Andronikidis

JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. For updates on our activities, join our mailing list.

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