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Newman, A. (2017) Fake Organum: The Uneasy Institutionalisation of Art as Research. In Proceedings of the 24th international symposium on electronic arts. Manizales: Universidad de Caldas

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Newman, A. (2017) Fake Organum: The Uneasy Institutionalisation of Art as Research. In  Proceedings of the 24th international symposium on electronic arts. Manizales: Universidad de Caldas

Artistic research is still in its infancy and continues to pander to dominant institutional discourses of what research is. In particular artists too often ‘borrow’ methodologies from the sciences to justify their practice as research. There is a need for a Novum Organum Artium that will form the foundation of an artistic method, just as Francis Bacon’s Novum Organum Scientarium did for the scientific method.

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Wagner, S. (2017). Establishing the continuously unfinished: The institution as an artistic medium. In  Proceedings of the 24th international symposium on electronic arts. Manizales: Universidad de Caldas

When realising themselves as dispostifs, no matter whether they extend into a physical or nonphysical dimension, artistic works are motivated by urgency. The engagement of artists with and within institutions increased within the last century, yet they may well not only be applicants or founders of institutional formats, but utilise these formats and the processes establishing them as an artistic strategy, creating a dispostif to meet an urgency framed by a specific historical context. This paper discusses the properties of institutions, which are indeed exemplary for dispositifs and are permitting their appliance as artistic media.

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