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To Research or Not To Research in the Post-disciplinary Academy?

On Saturday 16 October the Interdisciplinary Research Group ACPA/KABK/KC* gives a performative talk at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania as part of the congress 'X-Disciplinarity in Artistic Research and Related Matters'.

More than 70 artists and researchers will join, in person and online, the four-day event to discuss "To Research or Not To Research in the Post-disciplinary Academy?", addressing questions on artistic research, the nature of its relationship with academia and to artistic practice, the culture sector, and the art world.

The Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG), consisting of four researchers Jed Wentz (ACPA), Thalia Hoffman (ACPA), Lyndsey Housden (KABK) and Justin Bennett (KC), will give a 15' hybrid performative talk entitled 'The Voice; between Body and Imagination' on Saturday 16 October at 10.45 AMS CEST / 11.45 Vilnius EEST.

The starting point of this conference is Charles Esche's proposal in his essay Include Me Out: Helping Artists to Undo the Art World, where he writes of ‘certain educational fundamentals’ including ‘anti-specialization, anti-isolation/anti-autonomy, and anti-hierarchy’.[1]

More information on the conference and the entire program can be found here.

[1] Esche, Charles. 'Include Me Out: Help Artists to Undo the Art World'. In Madoff, S. H. (2009). Art school: (propositions for the 21st century). Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, p. 102-112.

*Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Royal Conservatoire The Hague

About the Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG)

The IRG is a one-year pilot project initiated by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) at Leiden University, the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) and the Royal Conservatoire (KC) in the context of a new platform for research collaboration in and with the arts. This platform will be launched in the first half of 2022.


Visualisation of the link between rhetoric and music. Jed Wentz will perform a part of Steele’s Hamlet Soliloquy. Image: video still, realised by Panos Iliopoulos


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