Research in Arts and Education https://journal.fi/rae <p><strong>Research in Arts and Education </strong><em>(former </em><a href="https://wiki.aalto.fi/display/Synnyt/Home"><em>Synnyt/Origins: Finnish Studies in Art Education</em></a><em>) </em>is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal.</p> en-US <p><em>The license of the published metadata is Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).</em></p> juuso.tervo@aalto.fi (Juuso Tervo) tinamarianekrogh.madsen@aalto.fi (Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen) Fri, 03 May 2024 19:33:30 +0300 OJS 3.2.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Reimagining Past Histories and Experiences through Performative Photography and Auto-ethnography https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142573 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This article discusses an autoethnographic exploration within artistic research underpinned by performativity and temporality in photography. Inspired by a childhood photograph depicting the author's Danish grandfather, and a story about his ongoing chess through postal mail upon migrating to Argentina, the study explores the affective and performative power of photography and chess to re-imagine a personal narrative. By decentering the artist researcher’s voice, the work reveals the materiality and layers of temporal gap in the act of reimagining the past. This article contributes to artistic resarch through an innovative autoethnographic inquiry emerging within the transformative space integral to art practice.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134245417&quot;:false,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Carla Hamer Copyright (c) 2024 Carla Hamer https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142573 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Feral Experiments in CreaTures Co-Laboratory https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142583 <p><span data-contrast="auto">We share insights from our practice-based experimentation with ‘feral’ ways of sensemaking in the context of creative transformational practices. Drawing on three art and design research projects, we discuss how feral ways–open-ended, spontaneous, welcoming indeterminacy – may foster more-than-human co-creation of knowledge and data, and nurture shifts from anthropocentric ‘making sense of’ to relational ‘making sense-with’ other-than-human creatures. Through our cases, we illustrate how experimenting with feralness can foreground issues of power, agency, and control in the currently human-centric discourses around data, technology, and sensemaking in eco-social transformation. Our insights may nurture critical more-than-human perspectives in creative eco-social inquiries.</span></p> Markéta Dolejšová, Andrea Botero, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Michal Mitro, Agniezska Pokrywka, Tuuli Mattelmäki , Škubánek Chewie Copyright (c) 2024 Marketa Dolejsova, Andrea Botero, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Michal Mitro, Agniezska Pokrywka, Škubánek Chewie, Tuuli Mattelmäki https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142583 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Re-Imagining the Collection of the Kreis Family https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142567 <p><span data-contrast="auto">Drawing on the idea of family photography as objects of knowledge and the theory of sensory in the communicative power of photographs, this article explores how the Kreis Family Collection (1850–1980) can be presented </span><span data-contrast="auto">visually and acoustically on an archival platform</span><span data-contrast="auto"> and how it generates new knowledge in this process.</span> <span data-contrast="auto">Our central result is a virtual image-sound installation that allows the same photographs to be re-imagined in three contrasting acoustic ‘moods’, based on the argument that family photography’s ‘show and tell’ is an open-ended performance, in which the user of an archival platform is asked to participate.</span></p> Ulrike Felsing, Murielle Cornut Copyright (c) 2024 Ulrike Felsing, Murielle Cornut https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142567 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Museum of Extinction https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142530 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This artistic research project combines an exploration of natural history conservation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and museology at Museene i Sør-Trøndelag. The exposition is structured around Field Notes: qualitative records of my observations. Taking an ethnographic and interpretive phenomenological approach, I argue my hypothesis through the subjective experiences of the living, as well as the living dead. Drawing a correlation between the utilitarian subjugation of the animal-other and loss of biodiversity, I posit that the re-presentation of animal materialities in art and artefacts has the potential to re-form culture in the time of the sixth extinction.</span></p> Natalie Field Copyright (c) 2024 Natalie Field https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142530 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 From Art Introspection to Selfie Co-creation https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142473 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This practice-based research is a visitor experience engagement framework applied in cultural institutions. We revisit O’Doherty`s (1999) </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Inside the White Cube</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> as a lens to the attention-experience economy. The White Cube precedes digital technology and 24/7 contemporaneous experiences. What principles derived from the ‘White Cube’ inform contemporary experience consumption? How are designers to consider stakeholder experiences in cultural institutions? We employ contextual analysis and experience researcher introspection including people, place, objects, rules, relationships, and blocking mapped with ‘White Cube’ ideology. We document a table informed by white cube themes for the future visitor engagement framework for cultural institutions.</span></p> Anita Kocsis, Sarah Kenderdine, Linus Tan Copyright (c) 2024 Anita Kocsis, Sarah Kenderdine, Linus Tan https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142473 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Traversing the Unknown in Research through Art and Design https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142529 <p><span data-contrast="auto">In the ongoing discussion about the nature of research through art and design, one defining factor has been acknowledged: The objective of this research is not the generalization of formal knowledge, but rather the pursuit of an entirely different way of knowing. This is developed through practice-centered research, necessarily subjective and complex, and in many ways </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">unknown</span></em><span data-contrast="auto">. The practitioner-researcher’s unique role in this research—a reliance on traversing unknowns—merits re-imagining. This paper examines diverse literature, as well as the author's own technical origami practice, to re-envision the work of the practitioner-researcher through the framework of fiction-building.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134245417&quot;:false,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Laureen Mahler Copyright (c) 2024 Laureen Mahler https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142529 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Collective Care Towards Homeostasis in the Collective Body https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142255 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This article explores how rest as resistance pushes back against self-exploitation to introduce the concept of hegemony as organic matter. The author proposes we look at present and historical hegemonies as one unified growing organism, a collective body we ourselves are a part of, and is in a state of imbalance. Homeostasis is introduced as a concept that connects care, rest and collaboration as critical elements to bring about equilibrium. The author presents their degree project: a collaboration born as a survival strategy for two exhausted and almost burnt-out students. The article concludes with a call to care.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134245417&quot;:false,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> D. Martins Copyright (c) 2024 D. Martins https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142255 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Re-imagining Artists’ Relationships with the Past: Recreation, Attention, Transformation https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142572 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This article explores the potentialities of relationships between artist-researchers and the artworks/artists that inform their research. Seeking approaches to optimize artists’ engagement with works from the past, including recreative practice, it considers experiences of researchers in relation to emerging patterns and themes. The challenges and joys of engaging with the work of previous artists are illustrated. Finally, researchers’ approaches to artworks are considered in relation to aesthetic attentiveness in Hans-Georg Gadamer’s aesthetic hermeneutics to suggest synchronicities. When considered as examples of aesthetic hermeneutics, these experiences may prompt, illuminate, and enrich practices of future artist-researchers and further understanding of Gadamer’s aesthetics.</span></p> Emily Pott Copyright (c) 2024 Emily Pott https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142572 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 The Exhibition as Assessment: Design Research in Architectural History https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142406 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This paper presents the experience of facilitating an operative architectural history course for undergraduate students at Griffith University, Australia. The exhibition is the mode through which students are assessed and where students engage with the critical act of re-interpretation through the creation of artifacts that solve an original research question. The paper explores the potential of expanding architectural history to include new modes of design research, challenging traditional inquiry methods, and creating new opportunities for practice and research. Ultimately, the paper underscores the value of using the exhibition as a tool to revitalize architectural history for emerging design professionals.</span></p> Jessica Blair Copyright (c) 2024 Jessica Blair https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142406 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Primed Figures: Reimagining Architectural Drawings as Technological Mediators https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142561 <p><span data-contrast="auto">The architectural drawing is essential to processes of the production of the built environment. In this article the architectural drawing is examined through an Actor-network theoretical lens and reimagined as a technological mediator. Drawings seen as technological mediators are actors, that effect the force they transmit, and that can be described by treating their effects as technological. These effects are defined as four specific types of mediation and their relevance for understanding the nature of architectural drawings is explained and illustrated. The potentials for change in the processes of the production of the built environment are described as a conclusion.</span></p> Tommy Kaj Lindgren Copyright (c) 2024 Tommy Kaj Lindgren https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142561 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Our Spectral Gardens: An Ecological Re-Interpretation of The Ten Largest (1907) by Hilma af Klint https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142379 <p><span data-contrast="auto">Archival research on artist Hilma af Klint explores how feminist networks and eco-vitalist beliefs underlie </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">The Ten Largest</span></em><span data-contrast="auto">, the Swedish painter’s most famous work. These findings re-position the series in relation to climate breakdown, and at a time when re-imagining the connections between people and things has become a cultural imperative. How we now approach the patterns of the past is further explored, as artistic research, with the painting series </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Our Spectral Gardens</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> (2021-23). Here, parallel image roots define synthetic representations of nature and a reconsideration of eco-vitalism as a force of the present. </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Janice McNab Copyright (c) 2024 Janice McNab https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142379 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Making Things that Change: Reconsidering the Fluid Nature of Creative Productions in Research Through Art, Design, and Craft https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142574 <p><span data-contrast="auto">Creative productions are integral to research conducted through practices of art, design, and craft. While their significance to the generation of knowledge is increasingly recognized, productions of this kind remain deemed discretized research components. This paper illustrates how they can be better understood as fluid assemblages that enact and are enacted by change. Through a diffractive reading of nine examples of research conducted by ourselves, the paper shifts from a perspective of neatly defined outputs to one of systemic affect. We conclude by interrogating the continuity of these productions beyond academia and urging a reassessment of their broader societal value.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134245417&quot;:false,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Luis Vega, Julia Valle Noronha, Gary Markle, Riikka Latva-Somppi, Sara Hulkkonen, Priska Falin, Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, Maiju Suomi, Gianluca Giabardo Copyright (c) 2024 Luis Vega, Julia Valle Noronha, Gary Markle, Riikka Latva-Somppi, Sara Hulkkonen, Priska Falin, Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, Maiju Suomi, Gianluca Giabardo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142574 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Future (Re)view : Re-ing and (Re)reading “Future (Re)vision: A Few Reflections on Recollection, Reception and Response in Practice-Based Art Research or: Hindsight isn’t always 20/20” https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142575 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This paper presents </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">re-ing</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> as a critical and creative method for experience-based learning. In this reflective dialogue between an art researcher and an art historian, re-ing is considered </span><span data-contrast="none">vis-à-vis the conference </span><span data-contrast="auto">themes of </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Art of Research VIII </span></em><span data-contrast="auto">(2023): </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">re-placing</span></em><span data-contrast="auto">, </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">re-interpreting</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> and </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">re-visioning</span></em><span data-contrast="auto">. The holistic significance of research in art and design is also explored from the perspective of practice, and the journey from Ph. student to PhD supervisor. The exchange draws on work by the artist featured in </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">The Art of Research II</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> (2012), a legacy publication in </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">The Art of Research</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> series. </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Marsha K. Bradfield Copyright (c) 2024 Marsha K. Bradfield https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142575 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Inter-weavings of Practice and Research in the Tšombiach (Woven Sashes) of the Kamëntŝa Biya People https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142607 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This article discusses practices surrounding the tšombiach, a traditional belt or sash woven by the Kamëntŝa people of Colombia. Aspects of the making, thinking, and feeling processes that cohere around tšombiachs are presented through weaving by eight Kamëntŝa women and the authors as a form of design research. The article considers how, through weaving, tšombiachs participate in cross-cutting care practices bound up by wrapping up, that include forms of working collectively, of summoning and sheltering, traveling, telling, and re-creating the territory. These involve caring for what is vital while interweaving practice with research.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134245417&quot;:false,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Susana Patricia Chiquinque Agreda, Eliana Sanchez-Aldana, Alexandra Cuaran Jamioy, Andrea Botero Copyright (c) 2024 Susana Patricia Chiquinque Agreda, Eliana Sanchez-Aldana, Alexandra Cuaran Jamioy, Andrea Botero https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142607 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Returns: Back Stitch Methodology as a Reflective Approach to Artistic Research https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142556 <p><span data-contrast="none">This paper explores the ongoing investigation by the artist-researcher group Returns, revisiting the Spode ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England, and broader post-industrial settings. This paper describes and reflects upon the group’s ‘back stitch’ methodology (derived from embroidery), valuing the hidden under-thread that reinforces and sustains the investigation. Through collaborative dialogue, the group uses the back stitch to produce momentum by returning ‘backwards into the beneath’. The paper considers how the back stitch methodology can slow investigations to deepen understanding, enable rhizomatic complexity and support the critical potential for a community of artistic scholarship and research evidenced through the individual’s practice.<br /></span></p> Danica Maier, Andrew Brown, Joanne Lee, Christine Stevens Copyright (c) 2024 Danica Maier, Andrew Brown, Joanne Lee, Christine Stevens https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142556 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Creating Intimate Places for Close by Heart but Physically Apart People Through Remote Embodiments https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142452 <p><span data-contrast="auto">Our bodies play a significant role in maintaining and nourishing intimacy. For people who are close by heart but physically apart, the bodies are geographically separated, so intimacy is experienced remotely without shared physicality of the bodies. This paper presents the design experiment that is grounded within the author’s remote intimacy experiences and her sense-making attempts as a daughter and a designer. The design experiment focuses on exploring intimate places that are created in remote settings, specifically exploring the place that is created by making (something new and fragile) together and wearing the creation in daily life from a distance. </span></p> Nesli Hazal Oktay Copyright (c) 2024 Nesli Hazal Oktay https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142452 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Exploring Ecological Relationality Through Architectural Practice https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142537 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This practice-led research article explores how post-humanist and eco-feminist perspectives of entanglement and relationality challenge human exceptionalism as a basis for making architecture in the process of the </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Alusta </span></em><span data-contrast="auto">research pavilion. Multisensory spatial experience, material circulation and more-than-human temporalities are explored through building a temporary pavilion for multispecies encounters in an urban museum setting. Reflecting on the project, an architectural space is understood as a continuous process of becoming enacted by various human and nonhuman forces instead of as a stable object with a sole human author. Architecture is reimagined as part of the web of care sustaining all life. </span></p> Maiju Suomi, Maarit Mäkelä Copyright (c) 2024 Maiju Suomi, Maarit Mäkelä https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142537 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 When Eros Drives Artistic Research https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142531 <p><span data-contrast="auto">The purpose of this text is to relate artistic research to the search for knowledge driven by </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Eros</span></em><span data-contrast="auto">. It is necessary to focus on one way of researching -</span><em><span data-contrast="auto">in</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> the arts- to see if its objectives and its epistemological contributions are beyond the requirements of producing proven knowledge. The artistic process that is driven by amorousness could take its epistemological nuclei -the intuitions that are expressed on every artwork- and develop them conceptually on the surface itself of the work of art, resulting in a place that reunites intuitions and concepts to resume the integration of knowledge.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Sara Gómez Copyright (c) 2024 Sara Gómez https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142531 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 My Journey Through the 1980s and 1990s as an Art Student and Young Artist https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142299 <p><span data-contrast="auto">I will present my journey through the 1980s and 1990s as an art student and young artist in Portugal. Based on an autoethnographic methodology, meaning an approach to research and writing that seeks to synthesize, describe, and analyze personal experience to understand a broader cultural context, I start to present my work as an artist of mixed media visual installations to later introduce the impact of new media technologies on my visual arts work. Finally, I present and document the </span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Rupture </span></em><span data-contrast="auto">installation (1998). This text aims to contextualize a historical moment that is about to disappear from the collective memory.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134245417&quot;:false,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Patrícia Gouveia Copyright (c) 2024 Patrícia Gouveia https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142299 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Maye Ma Leka – Reframing Congolese-Swedish Colonial Entaglements https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142541 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This article will discuss an artistic research project exploring a repressed part of Swedish colonial history by unboxing and unfolding a hidden trove of photographs and films amassed by Swedish Missionaries in Congo. The transdisciplinary and transnational research project explores how material traces of Swedish colonial history can support contemporary discourses, processes, and practices of recovery from the colonial period's devaluation of indigenous knowledge systems. By developing a participatory practice based on artistic research methods, the project contributes new perspectives on critical re-examinations and future knowledge in artistic research.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Cecilia Järdemar, Freddy Tsimba, Rob Comber Copyright (c) 2024 Cecilia Cecilia Järdemar, Freddy Tsimba, Rob Comber https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142541 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Forest Disputes: Socially Engaged Art and Forest Science for Understanding Sustainability Challenges https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142431 <p><span data-contrast="auto">This paper explores activist art's potential in promoting environmental awareness and community engagement, drawing from the International Socially Engaged Art Symposium (ISEAS). Focused on a Western Lapland ISEAS event, the study highlights art workshops addressing forest use conflicts facilitated by artist-scientist teams. These workshops offer a secure space for participants to express environmental concerns, fostering creative expression and dialogue. The study suggests that art-based interventions powerfully promote environmental awareness and community engagement by creating safe spaces for collaborative dialogue. Through ISEAS experiences, the paper demonstrates how activist art facilitates meaningful community engagement, fostering a deeper understanding of environmental challenges.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Katja Juhola Copyright (c) 2024 Katja Juhola https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142431 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Sleutelen as Photographic Gesture https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142515 <p><span data-contrast="auto">Traditionally, the photographic gesture has been understood through the analogy of hunting. However, this analogy fails to capture important characteristics of photography such as coexistence and chance. Through a close examination of my artistic practice, this paper revises the 'hunting analogy' and proposes the Dutch verb 'sleutelen' (a specific kind of tinkering) as an alternative way of understanding the photographic gesture. By emphasizing the process of creation and coexistence with the subject, 'sleutelen' offers a new, more social perspective on the photographic act. Sleutelen' as a photographic gesture aims to question our social and cultural perceptions of ourselves and others.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:480}"> </span></p> Judith van IJken Copyright (c) 2024 Judith van IJken https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/142515 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Re-Imagining Artistic Research https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/144702 <p>This special issue explores contemporary efforts in rethinking artistic research, especially in relation to its boundaries, methods, formats, and collaborations across fields of knowledge and practice. As artistic research sets itself firmly on its own scientific grounds, its relational and affective potential expands beyond the fields of visual arts. This potential is explored in this special issue as artist-researchers engage in re-imagining research in arts, architecture, photography, design, craft, and education. Through these collective efforts, we expect to contribute to understanding the impacts of artistic research and emphasize its importance in shaping research in a broader sense.</p> Julia Valle-Noronha, Karin Krokfors Copyright (c) 2024 Julia Valle-Noronha, Karin Krokfors https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.fi/rae/article/view/144702 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300