Elastic Tree, 2007


 

String, Elastic, Nails, Photocopy 350 cm x  300 cm x 250 cm, Installation
view Café Gallery Projects, London

For this installation, a computer model of a tree was created from photographs, and a crystal-like figure was traced between the points of the tree's pollarded branches. The figure was then constructed three-dimensionally using string and elastic. The writing on the background is a large photocopy of a text commenting on the relation of art and research. It reads:

ART AND ARTISTIC RESEARCH ARE NOT IDENTICAL. THEY SHARE THE SAME MEANS BUT NOT THE SAME GOALS. – THE VALIDITY OF ARTISTIC RESEARCH DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE PRODUCTION OF SUCCESSFUL ART OBJECTS. IT MIGHT PRODUCE SUCCESSFUL ART OBJECTS, BUT THEN AGAIN, IT MIGHT NOT. – THE ART MARKET IS NO RECIPIENT FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH. – ART IS CENTERED ON THE BEAUTIFUL OBJECT, EVEN IF THE OBJECT HAS VANISHED INTO CONCEPTS, PERFORMANCE, OR DISTRIBUTIONS. – IN THE PAST, ARTISTIC RESEARCH HAD TO DISGUISE ITSELF AS ART, BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OTHER REGISTER IN SOCIETY. – ART IS A WEAK SOLUTION TO THE QUESTION OF RESEARCH. – A NEGATIVE OUTCOME IS ACCEPTABLE. – IF THERE IS FAILURE, IT LIES IN THE WRONG COMMITMENT TO THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH. – AN ARTISTIC RESEARCHER HAS TO TRUST HIS PROCESS MORE THAN HIS RESULT. – A TRULY PROCEDURAL ART DOES NOT EXIST. – ARTISTIC RESEARCH SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY ARTISTS AND THEIR LIKE. – ARTISTIC RESEARCH OFFERS THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM THAT IS ART. – ARTISTIC RESEARCH IS ALL THAT ART IS MINUS ART’S DEPENDANCY ON PRODUCTION. – ARTWORKS AND EXHIBITIONS HAVE TO BE JUDGED BY THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH AND NOT BY THEIR ABILITY TO PLEASE OR BE SOLD. – THE ARTIST IS TOO SMALL A PERSON TO BE OF USE, VALUE, OR INTEREST.

 


 Test Page by Julian S.

Michael Schwab

CV

Documents

 

News

Wieviel Wissenschaft bekommt der Kunst?
Oesterreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft, Wien

4 & 5/11/2011

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Imagining Imagination
Royal College of Art, London

10 & 11/06/2011

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Suspense - International Symposium
on Rethinking Research
Cinema Zuid, Antwerp

04/05/2011

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Modes of Collaboration between
the Arts and Sciences,
ZHdK, Zurich

29/04/2011

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Architecture + MIT 150

25-27/04/2011

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Drawing in an Expanded Field
Academie Royale des Beaux Arts
de Bruxelles

25-27/02/2011

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Habitus in Habitat III
Synesthesia and Kinaesthetics
ZfL, Berlin

22-24/10/2010

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Unexpected Variations
Orpheus Research Center in Music, Ghent

15-17/09/2010

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Please support the
Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

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Arts Research: Publics and Purposes,
GradCam, Dublin

15-19/02/2010

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Components of the Image
Exhibition 036 at SWG3 in Glasgow

09-18/10/2009

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Sensuous Knowlege Conference 6
Bergen, Norway

23-25/09/2009

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International Walter Benjamin Association
Antwerp, Belgium

14-17/09/2009

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First, the Second:
Walter Benjamin's theory of reflection
and the question of artistic research

Journal of Visual Arts Practice (7.3)

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International Seminar 'Light Touches'
Figures of Touch Research Project
University of Art and Design, Helsinki

10-11/06/2009

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The Difference between Art
and Art Research
Züricher Hochschule der Küste

23-24/04/2009

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Creative Practice, Creative Research
York St. John University


Download my paper in the 'Documents' section.

25-17/04/2009

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The Art of Research: Research Narratives
Chelsea College of Art and Design

28-30/10/2008

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Research into Practice conference
Royal Society of Arts

31/10/2008

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/seconds issue 9
vanishing point, the vicious and virtuous circle

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Conference Contribution and Exhibition

'Figurations of Knowledge'
5th Biannual European Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Berlin

02 - 07 June 2008


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Paris

Book Launch

18 May 2008

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The Full Circle
A collaborative project by Eduardo Padilha and Michael Schwab

Studio 1.1, London

11/05 - 01/06/2008

Private View:
10/05/2008 6-8pm


Artists' Talk:
25/05/2008 3.30pm

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Full Circle Family Workshops

Gasworks, London

19 - 22 February 2008

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Keynote Paper and Exhibition

'Art and Research: How?'
International Conference at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn


14/15 February 2008

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Artist Talk

'figure' at the Tramdepot Gallery, London

3 February 2008, 2pm

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Figure

The Tramdepot

Private View Friday 25 January 7 - 11 pm

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As if something once mentioned, now plain to see

Book by COLONY, Birmingham

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The Full Circle
A collaborative project by Eduardo Padilha and Michael Schwab

Huisrechts, Amsterdam

13.9 - 16.10 2007

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Political Art 2007 Almanac
Reunion Projects

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Artistic Research and the Role of Critique.

In: van Koten, H. (ed), Proceeds of Reflections on Creativity, 21 and 22 April 2006.

Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone College, 2007. ISBN:  1 899837 56 6.