Writing, Theorizing and Making as a Spherical Act in Artistic Research

Helke, S. (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation


If artistic research is about producing theory and knowledge within art practice, how should this knowledge – theory – be expressed? My presentation is inspired by a metaphor for writing stemming from Sergei Eisenstein’s diary entry in which he expressed his frustration with the form of a conventional book as a way to present his theoretical ideas. He proposes the fantasy of a spherical book. This dream of a multidimensional book can also be seen as a metaphor for writing in artistic research. How can making in relation to theorizing within praxis be presented in a manner, which respects the organic relation between these two realms?
Period29 Apr 2016
Event titleInternational Conference on Artistic Research
Event typeConference
LocationThe Haag, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • artistic research
  • Eisenstein
  • spherical book