9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research
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The provocation Artistic Research Will Eat Itself can be understood as a warning against the dangers of methodological introspection, or as a playful invitation to explore the possibilities of a field in a constant state of becoming. In this context, the ‘cannibalism’ of artistic research ‘eating itself’ embodies a dynamic tension between self-destruction and regeneration.


  • Martin Crowley (Reader in Modern French Thought and Culture, University of Cambridge)
  • Elaine Gan (Artist, and Mellon Fellow in Digital Humanities, University of Southern California)
  • Ayesha Hameed (Artist, and Lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Alex Murray Leslie (Artist, co-founder of Chicks on Speed)
  • Florian Schneider (Professor of art theory and documentary practices, Head of Trondheim Academy of Fine Art).

For more information on the conference go to sarconference2018.org. The conference starts on Wednesday 11 April at 17:30 and ends on Friday 13 April at 23:00. Please visit the conference website for further information.

  • Conference Administrator: Libby Chapman-Lane
  • Conference Organisers: Geoff Cox, Azadeh Fatehrad, Allister Gall, Laura Hopes, Anya Lewin and Andrew Prior in partnership with Society for Artistic Research represented by Johan Haarberg, Gabriele Schmid and Geir Strøm.

The conference is hosted by the Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth with additional support from Kingston University and the Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology research programme, Aarhus University, Denmark.

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