The term artistic research is gaining popularity in Australia, particularly in music, where a number of conferences and symposia focused around this terminology including DDCA’s own 2015 symposium: The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy. But what does artistic research encompass? Is it any different from other terminologies used to describe research in and by creative arts disciplines.
The term is perhaps most closely associated with the work of Professor Henk Borgdorff, President of the Society of Artistic Research in Europe, who has published widely on the theoretical and political rationale of research in the arts. Jenny Wilson caught up with him in Amsterdam in April 2016, hot on the heels of his recent speaking tour of European and UK universities, art and music schools, to find out more about artistic research and European experiences of the politics of art and higher education...Read More