Issue 3, 2013
For our third issue we present another highly diverse collection of articles, both in terms of disciplinary breadth and contemporary relevance. The included articles offer interdisciplinary analyses in the fields of Curation and History, Philosophy of Mind and Art, Performance Art and Archival Studies, and Computer Science and Art.
Ashleigh McDougal’s Place and Collaboration: Contemporary Art Curation Within Historic Sites offers an analysis of the historic site as location for exhibitions for contemporary art and curatorial platform, in order to discern the underlying causes responsible for this movement out of the traditional 'white cube' gallery space.
Elizabeth Benjamin’s Designing Identity: Sophie Taeuber, Dada And The (Re)Construction Of The Fragmented Self investigates the construction of selfhood in Sophie Taeuber’s work, addressing the idea of the flexibility of the fragmented or hybrid image in relation to constructions of the self.
Jospeh Dune’s The Archive is Present interrogates the ways by which artists and scholars employ archival materials in order to compose the present as much as they preserve the past, thereby challenging notions of liveness and ephemerality. In doing so, the article argues that memory is an integral component of the performance event, whilst the consignment of its remains to the archive creates an enduring legacy for performance presence.
Tosca Lahiri’s Computer Science Diagrams As Art Form proposes computer science diagrams as a medium for discursive practice. The article examines and analyses the role of systems and diagrams in art in an attempt to reconcile the misconceived yet popular divide between art & science.
Once again, the editors of Desearch would like to thank the contributors of the third issue for presenting us with their highly ambitious and original articles, which allow our readers to engage with current debates in Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Culture.