Ad-hoc Artist Residencies and the Artist as Researcher

Date

2023-06-01

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London Conference of Critical Thought

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Conference

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

“A Human Laboratory” is an ongoing visual arts project that explores the many relationships between the artist’s camera and the contemporary scientific techno-instrument. It employs photographic theory, media theory, the philosophy of science and practice-led research to document and explore elaborate scientific experiments. It is particularly interested in complex experiments where researchers are asking questions that are difficult to articulate and whose ramifications are yet unknown. Experiments such as the search for dark matter, understanding the mysteries of quantum mechanics and modelling complex climate change call for creativity and ingenuity, but also require cultural and artistic investigation, which is often considered “after the fact”. What can artists contribute in such curious spaces?

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Documentary Photography, Photography, Art/Science Collaboration

Citation

Kasumovic, M. (2023) Ad-hoc Artist Residencies and the Artist as Researcher. London Conference of Critical Thought, Gentle Gestures, London, 30 June - 1 July.

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Institute of Art and Design