chapter  2
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PLEADING FOR PLURALITY: ARTISTIC AND OTHER KINDS OF RESEARCH

BySØREN KJØRUP

One of the worst misfortunes that might hit the budding tradition of artistic research is if it should get squeezed into one single format.1 Fortunately, the concrete activities that go on around the world under the umbrella of ‘artistic research’ and related terms like ‘arts-based’ or ‘practice-led’ do not show any signs in that direction. Whether they have the status of PhD-studies or not, they are as diverse as one might wish. If there is any common denominator at all, it seems to be that artistic research is any kind of research and development – any kind of production or original use and dissemination of knowledge – that artists make as part of or in connection with their artistic creativity.