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09 Nov 2016

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) issue 11 out now

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) issue 11 out now
Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)



Journal for Artistic Research
c/o Society for Artistic Research
Oranje Nassaulaan 1, Amsterdam, PO Box 53028
1007 RA Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.

JAR is open-access, free to read, and to contribute.

We are very proud to announce our eleventh issue with contributions by:

Marcus Maeder (CH), Jean-Marie Clarke (DE), Tormod Dalen (FR) and Nandita Dinesh (IN).

Marcus Maeder presents an artistic research project concerned with the meaningful representation and inte-gration of ecophysiological and climatic processes in and around plants via sonification processes. Jean-Marie Clarke gives an account of how the development of Rembrandt's artistic identity can be traced in his signatures as an example of how attention to detail matters in an artist's practice. Tormod Dalen opens up additional possibilities to performers of classical dance music by examining how the physical experience of dance and decisions of choreography influence the performance of Bach's cello suites. Nandita Dinesh's research uses techniques from site-sensitive, promenade, and immersive theatre to productively engage with the political deadlock that results from simplistic representations of communities.

Keywords include: immersive theatre, site-sensitive performance, signature, pictogram, Rembrandt, blind-ness, Bach, kinaesthetic empathy, dance tempo, ecophysiology, bioacoustics, and sound art.

Have a look at the issue here.

'Including media and, more generally, non-propositional content in a journal arti-cle undoubtedly increases its complexity allowing more demanding things to be communicated. The labour involved in understanding media-rich, multimodal, and often non-linear articles can be either rewarding or frustrating depending on how, on reflection, we evaluate this encounter. As a reviewer recently comment-ed: 'I really enjoyed working on this article and want to thank you for the oppor-tunity. It is only in this close reading that I became aware of how effectively your format works.' It may be that reading JAR's expositions of practice as research must always be 'close'; it may also be that expositions invite closeness in ways that more conventional journal articles cannot or do not want to afford.'

Read the full editorial here.

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic re-searchers to partake in (and reinvent) what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publica-tion procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has be-come a worldwide movement with many local activities. The journal promotes experimental approaches to both writing and reading research. We welcome submissions from across and between disciplines, from art-ists worldwide, with or without academic affiliation.

If you are considering submitting something to the journal be sure to look at our guidelines here:

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab

Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Sher Doruff, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Leonella Grasso Caprioli, Yara Guasque, Julian Klein, Jen Liese, Isidro López-Aparicio and Mareli Stolp.

JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit associa-tion. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. For updates on our activities, join our mailing list.