This concise book introduces the notion of ‘experience’ as a key concept in a methodology of artistic research. The author traces a genealogy of ‘experience’ from William James, John Dewey and Alfred North Whitehead to Brian Massumi, placing this concept in a framework of research in visual art. The argument is founded in the practice of artistic research and in the reflection on the interweaving of thinking and making. | more
This publication is a slightly extended version of Wesseling's inaugural lecture at Leiden University in September 2016 (Professorship Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts, Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.
Research field: artistic research in visual art).
Of Sponge... includes a collaboration with the Austrian performance artist and PhD researcher Lilo Nein. | back