Much as art history is in the process of being transformed by new information communication technologies, often in ways that are either disavowed or resisted, art practice is also being changed by those same technologies. One of the most obvious symptoms of this change is the increasing numbers of artists working in universities, and having their work facilitated and supported by the funding and infrastructural resources that such institutions offer. This new paradigm of art as research is likely to have a profound effect on how we understand the role of the artist and of art practice in society.
In this unique book, artists, art historians, art theorists and curators of new media reflect on the idea of art as research and how it has changed practice. Intrinsic to the volume is an investigation of the advances in creative practice made possible via artists engaging directly with technology or via collaborative partnerships between practitioners and technological experts, ranging through a broad spectrum of advanced methods from robotics through rapid prototyping to the biological sciences.
About the Author
Hazel Gardiner is Editor for the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland and joint-editor of the CHArt (the Computers and the History of Art) Yearbook. She was Senior Project Officer for the AHRC ICT Methods Network, King's College London. Charlie Gere is Reader in New Media Research and Head of Department of Media, Film and Cultural Studies, Lancaster University.
Charlie Gere, Stephen Scrivener, Wayne Clements, Janis Jefferies, Jane Prophet, Nina Wakeford, Paul Brown, Phil Husbands, Stelarc, Gordana Novakovic, Elaine Shemilt, Paul Sermon, Beryl Graham.
Table of Contents
Contents: Research as art, Charlie Gere; Triangulating artworlds: gallery, new media and academy, Stephen Scrivener and Wayne Clements; The artist as researcher in a computer mediated culture, Janis Jefferies; A conversation about models and prototypes, Jane Prophet and Nina Wakeford; Not intelligent by design, Paul Brown and Phil Husbands; Excess and indifference: alternate body architectures, Stelarc; The garden of hybrid delights: looking at the intersection of art, science and technology, Gordana Novakovic; Limited edition – unlimited image: can a science/art fusion move the boundaries of visual and audio interpretation? Elaine Shemilt; Telematic practice and research discourses: 3 practice-based research project case studies, Paul Sermon; Tools, methods, practice, process … and curation, Beryl Graham; Bibliography; Index.