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Symposium “Prepositions in Artistic Research” The symposium Prepositions in Artistic Research proposes to deal with burning issues in the field of artistic, practice-based research. Keynote speakers and panelists tackle questions both of methodology and of epistemology, especially in the paradoxical relationship between research ‘of’ the arts – a traditional field of inquiry within academia – and research ‘in’ the arts – artists’ research practices with artistic means and ends. As all research purports to enhance the repertory of knowledge in a given field, questions of the epistemological tools used by artistic researchers are immediately present. What does an artistic researcher want to know, what does he know already from her/his artistic experience, how does this researcher try to objectify and to communicate his behavior towards her/his sources of knowledge? Is there a single paradigm or is there a plurality of methodological approaches to conduct successful research ‘in’ the arts, and how can those methods be distinguished from their neighboring tools in ‘traditional’ academic discourses? Our four keynote speakers will comment on these issues on different levels of abstraction. JEAN PAUL VAN BENDEGEM starts from a wordplay on the hyphenation of verbs, denoting research attitudes, to ask questions about the relationship between different forms of ‘presence’ of science in the arts, and of arts in science. When does a pre-position (prejudice?) transform into a pro-position (proposal?), and does this happen in a different way in scientific or in artistic research? And what about the idea to use artistic methods to approach a scientific topic, or vice versa? CLIVE BROWN situates the methodological idiosyncrasy of artistic research, in questions of historically informed musical performance, in a historical context. Whereas traditional research was focused on documentary and textual resources, artistic research looks for the confrontation between this hermeneutic approach

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Program book prepositions in artistic research  
Program book prepositions in artistic research  
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