Research in the performing arts

José Antonio Sánchez  (UCLM, Cuenca) y Victoria Pérez Royo (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt / Oder)

Research is an inherent part of artistic practice. This is the conviction shared by almost all artists who have questioned what should be understood by art research. It is inherent because any genuine artistic process implies a journey towards the unknown or the new, i.e., generates knowledge or something that provokes questions about reality, giving way to new forms of investigation. Therefore, given the difficulty of defining art, we would have serious problems pursuing this line of thought as we would arrive at the conclusion that art research is, as is all art, everything that artists call research or that which the institution accepts as being. 

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