”The Innocent Eye Test”, Mark Tansey, 1981
The merchandising of artistic research art and artistic research theory
An institutionalised critique
”That Howard Hawks made so many good movies without actually having a theory of moviemaking was a strong sign that he must really have a fantastic theory of the movies, if he would only tell you.”
/ Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, January 12, 2015
The area involved in my inquiry is the economy of labour within artistic research, an area of academized art practice being elevated and validated within higher and higher hierarchies of The Higher Education Industry, a part of The Knowledge Economy.
This economy, or market, inside international networks of that (severely politicized) industry, will by necessity produce it’s own line of artistic research art as well as it’s own line of artistic research theory.
I call these two products Edu-art and Edu-theory; Edu being a short form for Education.
- What is being produced and for what purposes, inside our artistic research milieu?
- What in particular distinguishes edu-art from out-of-academia art-art?
- Which are its characteristics in relation to the economy, the labour, the production processes, the audience, it’s dissemination, documentation and archiving?
As an inquiry and exploration into this higher education marketplace, for this work, I’ve bought the intellectual property of Art production. I have found an artist online and obtained her services.
On the evening of 7 June, – Yvette Hammond, the composer, musician and artist from Los Angeles, will perform “Grounding” – a new series of compositions at the Stockholm University of the Arts – in the subterranean concrete room, “Blue 210”. She will perform and I will stage the performance according to her dictates.
Opponent: Sinziana Ravini.
Date: Wednesday 7 Jun, 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Gathering 17:45 in the foyer at Stockholm University of the Arts, Linnégatan 87. You will be guided down to a room below the building.
• 18:00 – 19:00 Concert
Yvette Hammond, music & vocals
David Österberg, soundscape & electronics
Szyberspace Visuals (Carl-Jonathan Szyber), live projections & mapping
• 19:00 – 19:30 Snacks & beverages
• 19:30 – 21:00 Audio-visual lecture by the doctoral candidate
Opponent’s response to proposal
Open discussion with participants in the seminar
The seminar will be in English. Free entrance, no pre-booking.