Aalto Univeristy, Finland
Writing, Theorizing and Making as
a Spherical Act in Artistic Research
artistic research is about producing theory and knowledge within art
practice, how should this knowledge – theory – be expressed? My
presentation is inspired by a metaphor for writing stemming from Sergei
Eisenstein’s diary entry in which he expressed his frustration with the
form of a conventional book as a way to present his theoretical ideas.
He proposes the fantasy of a spherical book. This dream of a
multidimensional book can also be seen as a metaphor for writing in
artistic research. How can making in relation to theorizing within
praxis be presented in a manner, which respects the organic relation
between these two realms?