Alex Arteaga

University of the Arts Berlin, Germany

Destabilizing meaning. Aesthetic

     Writing as Enabling Condition for

     the Emergence  of Knowledge in Context

     of Artistic Research

In this paper I will present a writing practice – “aesthetic writing” – clarifying its conceptual premises, its structure and its performance in relation to other aesthetic practices in the context of artistic research. “Aesthetic writing” is an aesthetic practice in the medium of writing language, which actualizes the “expressive” (Merleau-Ponty) potential of this medium not to fix a concrete meaning but, firstly, to destabilize a previously configured one and, secondly, to allow the emergence of new ones through participating in a “constellation” (Mersch) of aesthetic practices. I will exemplify this practice with two essays I wrote in my project “transient senses”.