What is practice-based research, and what value does it have in the academic context? Based on her own experience, Prof. Varvara Guljajeva will discuss the dynamics and outcomes of artistic research.
Practice-based dissertation “From interaction to post-participation: the disappearing role of the active participant” will serve as a case study for this presentation. The thesis analyses and contextualizes passive audience interaction through the lens of post-participation. Research explores the shift from active to passive participation in interactive art. By exploring interactive art history and the discourse of identity within the field, this dissertation investigates how artworks that demonstrate no audience involvement but still incorporate an internal system interaction with a data source are addressed. In other words, the research tracks down the interest shift from human-machine to system-to-system interaction and explores the reasons behind this.