Susanna Helke

Aalto Univeristy, Finland

     Writing, Theorizing and Making as

     Spherical Act in Artistic Research

If 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?