Category: Arts Practices


Glitch Sounds Based on Image Manipulation

Glitch art is the art that makes use of image, video, and sound errors (glitches) intentionally generated by destroying digital data or physically manipulating electronic devices. Such glitch art is interesting in that it expresses unpredictable and accidental beauty. As part of our research into glitch sound creation methods and effects, we tried to create


Socially Engaged Art Practice for Mental Caring and Social Inclusion: The Case Study of the International Center for Wound Repair and Regeneration, Taiwan

This research offers analysis and findings from a series of socially engaged art practices implemented by The International Center for Wound Repair and Regeneration in Taiwan to enhance mental health and well-being and promote the social inclusion of patients of a rare hereditary disease: the ‘Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).’ The EB patients often suffer from frequent


The Cities of Málaga Represented: Exploring Architectural Heritage Through Drawing and Painting

The present investigation aims to present the development of a research project funded by the Margarita Salas Grants, financed by the Ministry of Universities of Spain and the Next Generation funds from the European Union. Essentially, it consists of the study of the representations, both graphic and pictorial, of several cities in Málaga. New graphic


Copy As Original: Artistic Practice Before and After Appropriation

Contemporary art can be approached through actions that challenge the classic notion of originality and authenticity. Artistic actions regarding authenticity reversals were rather pluralistic before the Appropriation Art movement of the late 1970s. The first part of the research reviews key actions spanning from the Readymade use of utilitarian objects as art to the question


Colorimetry Analysis of a 3D Model of Artwork for Forensic Examination of a Counterfeit in a Virtual Environment

This article describes an experimental analysis of an original artwork using color models. The text discusses color analysis in a 3D point cloud of a digital twin of an artwork. A digital twin of the artwork is created using the Structure of Motion photogrammetry method. CMYK and RGB color models are used for color analysis


The Influence of Culture in Pattern Wisdom Development Between Praewa Pattern of Phu Tai Ethnic and the Javanese Batik Methods

The traditional textile patterns embody the significant influence of conservative values within local communities, particularly in the context of rural ethnic groups in Southeast Asia. This research aims to study the application of cross-cultural approaches in design, specifically focusing on the contrasting textile cultures of Thailand and Indonesia within the Phu Tai Ethnic group. The


Disturbed Spaces: Santiago Sierra’s Artistic Practice in a Time Out of Joint

Santiago Sierra is an internationally renowned artist, who over the years has explored diverse forms of enunciation to make visible the political dimension that artistic discourse presents within the modern public sphere. His pieces explore the re-signification of disturbed spaces, those precarious places, charged with feelings, memories, and desires, where a process of collective identification


Diffractive Art Practice: An Approach to Contemporary Art Practice

This essay is an introduction to diffractive art practice, an approach based on practice and combining art practice, art history, and cultural studies. This paper discusses and outlines how the embodied approach I have adopted in my art practice – a method of using bodily sensations to collect and analyze data – has yielded new


Paintings of the Self: Ethics and Poetics in the Talking Clothes of the Visual Artist Solange Gonçalves Luciano

The research is sketched in the field of art and unreason, from the post-structuralist philosophical perspective of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. The objective is to present the work of the multi-artist Solange Gonçalves Luciano, entitled Talking Clothes, held at the Creativity Workshop of the São Pedro Psychiatric Hospital, in the city of Porto Alegre,


AI as a Creative Partner: Enhancing Artistic Creation and Acceptance

AI tools have gained popularity in the art world, offering numerous advantages for artists in terms of creativity and innovation. However, concerns and limitations surrounding AI-generated art have also emerged, such as the potential lack of emotional depth and human touch compared to traditional art forms. This paper explores the use of AI tools in


Creating Interaction: A Storytelling Framework for Arts and Design Referring Quantum Theories

In art practices, the challenge of enhancing practitioner’s creativity is the most important topic in the filed of arts and design. As once assumed, the creativity is the most vital ingredient as its appearance is unpredictable just like quantum leaps (Koyama and Niwase, 2017, p.3). Referring to the String Theory, the eleven dimensions of space-time


Interfering Diffractively with Matter: Anamneses of the “Metagrid” Art Workshop

In this article, I examine how the concept of diffraction can be corporeally communicated within art workshops. Through my perception as an artist and workshop facilitator, I narrate the case study of the “metagrid”, which was part of “#metttafestival – Who are we on social media?” held at BUoY in Tokyo in October 2022. I


Imagination Versus Materiality – The Bond of Image and Text in Conflict

A seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of Romanticism, William Blake, considered imagination as an instrument of knowledge superior to reason. In his works he sympathized with the victims of society degraded by industrialization and praised imagination against materiality. The paper focuses in two groups of works of the artist,


Inequitable Access in the Music Related Industries: Proposed Strategies and Directions

There has been a small, but powerful wave rippling within artistic academic discourse of recent years, a wave that has begun to challenge the ideas of equitable access within the arts and its lack of inclusion for disabled people. This wave has been driven by critical analysis of the medical model of disability and an


The Reconstruction of Rural Places Through Paper-Cutting Art: A Case Study of a “Paper-Cutting Village” in Fujian Province, China

Xuelingwei is a village in Zhe Rong County, Ningde City, Fujian Province, China, which is renowned as the “paper-cutting village.” The village can be regarded as an”overall space” from a spatial sociological perspective. In my research, I examined the spatial practices of the paper-cutting village of Xuelingwei based on participant observation and interviews with local


Mindfulness in Art Practices, an Ethnographic Research on Hong Kong Artists in Visual Arts, Music/sound Art, Performance and Contemporary Art

In the field of neuro-science and psychology, there have been many studies proving mindfulness practices help well-being. However, there are very few researches done in Hong Kong. This is the very first one regarding local artists’ mindfulness practices. Since 2019, Hong Kongers have been experiencing extreme difficulties due to political situations plus Covid-19. We are


The Future of Small-to-Medium-Scale Production of Ceramics: The Use of Thermoplastic Polyurethane 3D Printing to Produce Molds in Educational Institutions

Using 3D printers to create molds for ceramics arts and industries is one of the new techniques influencing these creative fields. The role of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) in the creative industries has received increased attention across a number of disciplines in recent years. It is well known that TPU is a flexible, durable material, and


Performative Drawing: Concepts, Processes and Artworks

Abstract: Performative drawing is a contemporary art movement that seems to be gaining worldwide importance over the last decades. An increasing number of artists are focusing their practice-based research on this art trend that explores the intersection between performance and drawing in process oriented practices. However, very little theoretical research has been undertaken upon this


Exploring the Intersections of Cultural Performance Practices and Wearable Technology

Humans have gone to great lengths in recent years to augment their bodies with wearable technology using commercial devices such as smart phones, watches, and jewelry. The presence of technology in the area of the performing and fine arts has shaped the future of how technology can be used to enhance existing performance practices including


What is Performative Drawing? An Overview on Nancy and Kant’s Ideas Underlying Process Oriented Drawing Practices

Performative drawing is a contemporary art movement that seems to be gaining worldwide importance over the last decades. An increasing number of artists are focusing their practice-based research on this art trend that explores the intersection between performance and drawing in process oriented practices. However, very little theoretical research has been undertaken upon this topic.