Our activities are research-based and we continuously develop new art-based research methods. See how we have worked with this approach in these projects:
Gry Worre Hallberg is an associate ad Performance Design, Roskilde University and currently work on the research project Transformative impact
According to certain epistemological traditions, a line can be drawn between practical and theoretical knowledge. The craftsman embodies his knowledge whilst the knowledge of the scientist is research-based. However, there is a growing awareness of the value and potential of studying your own (art and research) practice. Thus, the dichotomy between artistic practice and academia is slowly eroding. New sites of learning appear where different practitioners interact in spaces that transcend the boundaries between art and academia. We subscribe to this new understanding of knowledge production.
The key to realize the innovative potential of the sensuous mode of being, is that the data is collected while the participants are in that mode – which presupposes that the researchers is present in the situation. Thus, in order to be able to collect the data, the researcher must also be in the mode.
This calls for a turn away from the researcher-practitioner distinction, and means we need to develop an analytical tool that can operate from within, and transport data out of, the activated universe.
The concrete tools for data collection during our practice might include logbooks, diaries and an unmanned confession booth equipped with a camera.