Artistic Research

Today I listened to an interesting lecture by Adrian Piper titled What, exactly, is the Idea of Artistic Research? She brought up a lot of interesting points. one point that I found interesting was how classes can be so rigid it doesn’t allow artists to truly dig into their art in the same way great artists did in the past. If an art class doesn’t allow enough space for the artist to expand outside of expectation, the artist will miss out on their own artistic investigation. I think using credible research in our exploration process is important as well as implementing some rigidity. On the contrary, these are not so important that an artist should lose their voice in the process. Sometimes the best option is to push the boundaries to be heard or even push them to reach some semblance of satisfaction with the project.

I feel we can take this with us anywhere we go. We should always allow enough space within our disciplines to explore, experiment, and wander in ways that may look aimless to others.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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