Studies in Material Thinking Vol. 8 on Experimental Arts
The latest issue of Studies in Material Thinking has just been published. Volume 8 on "Experimental Arts" is including the essay "Materials Development as Transdisciplinary Research Process", by Heike Klussman and Thorsten Klooster. Studies in Material Thinking is an international journal that reports on the peer reviewed work of artists, designers and writers. It is a vehicle to support the communication and critique of artistic and design research from the vantage point of both the materiality and the poetics of creative research. The journal aims to develop a series of divergent positions, critical approaches and contestations around the term material thinking, centred as it is on an understanding of making, invention, design, creative practice and research methodology.
The term "Experimental Arts" designates a field of research and practice characterised by innovative transdisciplinary thinking, boundary crossing and collaborative investigation. This issue of SMT profiles a range of creative projects in this field, along with analysis of experimental arts as a site of discovery, generating insights and practical strategies in relation to current technological, social and environmental issues. Edited by Jill Bennett, Ross Harley, Douglas Kahn and Paul Thomas of the National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in association with Nancy de Freitas, School of Art and Design, AUT University, Auckland.
Please download the essay from the SMT website.