Artistic Research and Experimental Systems

Michael Schwab


2010 - 2013

The project will look at and analyze 'experimentation' in four different directions:

  1. Relation to science
  2. Use in music
  3. As part of artistic research methodologies
  4. Epistemological/philosophical implications

It will develop a transdisciplinary understanding of the notion of 'experiment' that can of use for the methodologies of artistic research.

Key text: Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg. 1997. Toward a History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube. Standford: Stanford University Press.
Further readings include authors such as: Bruno Latour, Gaston Bachelard, Ludwig Fleck, George Kubler etc.