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Publication prof.dr. Janneke Wesseling

Of Sponge, Stone and the Intertwinement with the Here and Now. A Methodology of Artistic Research

This book introduces the notion of ‘experience’ as a key concept in a methodology of artistic research. Wesseling traces a genealogy of ‘experience’ from William James, John Dewey and Alfred North Whitehead to Brian Massumi, placing this concept in a framework of research in visual art. The argument is founded in the practice of artistic research and in the reflection on the interweaving of thinking and making.

Of Sponge... is a slightly extended version of Wesseling’s inaugural lecture to the Chair of Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts, Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) on 19 September 2016. It includes a collaboration with the Austrian performance artist and PhD researcher Lilo Nein.

The publication can be ordered online.

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