Embodied Realism: A New Aesthetic for ArtScience?

By Brett Wilson, Stuart Sim and Iain Biggs.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Theory and History

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Published Online: July 5, 2016 $US5.00

The Enlightenment sensibilities separating art and science have come under increasing scrutiny as postmodernity provokes us to question the simplistic division between scientists as objective examiners of found knowledge-objects set in a pre-existing world, in contrast to artists who conjure up artefacts to express inter-subjective meaning from within their own creativity. Recently, a hybrid ArtScience movement has emerged which challenges this 1-dimensional objective/subjective axis and has set out its agenda in journals such as Leonardo. However, whilst this youthful ArtScience movement has already shown itself to be a vigorous and productive force, it still struggles to find a strong and unique aesthetic to underpin its analytical foundation.

Keywords: Aesthetic, ArtScience, Embodied Realism

The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 11, Issue 3, September, 2016, pp.31-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: July 5, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 478.370KB)).

Dr. Brett Wilson

Professor of Graduate Education, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Prof. Stuart Sim

Professor (retired), Department of English, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Iain Biggs

Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries & Education, University of the West of England, Bristol, Somerset, UK