TOWARDS AN ATTITUDE OF OPENNESS: PREPARING FOR THE UNEXPECTED | EMMA COCKER | Keynote Speaker
By attending closely to the unfolding of artistic process, how might we go beyond the rhetoric of ‘not knowing’ towards a more nuanced understanding of the uncertain knowledge(s) generated in and through artistic research? How is an encounter with the unknown or unforeseen activated within the doing of artistic research, conceived as a co-constitutive, co-emergent process of collaboration between human and non-human forces and agencies? Rather than seeking to control or steer the research process towards a specific telos or outcome, how might the artist-researcher cultivate an attitude of openness, receptivity towards the unplanned for, that which cannot be anticipated in advance? How does the artist-researcher prepare for the unexpected?