This concise book introduces the notion of “experience” as a key concept in a methodology of artistic research. The author, art critic Janneke Wesseling, 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. Her argument is founded in the practice of artistic research and in the reflection on the interweaving of thinking and making. This publication is a slightly extended version of Wesseling's inaugural lecture at Leiden University in September 2016. Included is a collaboration with the Austrian performance artist and PhD researcher Lilo Nein. Published by Valiz (Amsterdam).
48 pages, 16 x 23 cm, paperback, Valiz (Amsterdam).