holt journal for artistic research (Journal)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Description of Activity

holt journal for artistic research is a platform for sharing practice-led research carried out through artistic practice. In the second issue entitled Situations, we consider the situatedness of artistic practice and how artists/researchers engage with places, spaces and sites to investigate, situate and share their research. The term situations offers a range of interpretations and applications relevant to the discourse of artistic practice as research, which we seek to examine through the following propositions: the exploration of artistic agency in particular places, the situations or circumstances instigating artistic inquiry and experimentations, and the context in which artistic practice is situated. Of particular significance in this issue are reflections on the social, political or cultural resonance of artistic research, from which it is derived and how it seeks to leave its mark.

Whilst holt shares in this issue contributions from artist researchers who unpack the diverse interpretations for the term situations, it also seeks to examine, over time and through various perspectives, the situatedness of practice-led research through artistic practice in the vast ecosystem of the research environment. The term situation, which is derived from the medieval Latin word situare – ‘to place’, offers an opportunity to position and bring together contributions from artistic research that could emphasise the interdisciplinarity and significance of these emerging methodologies.
Type of journalJournal
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Artistic Research
  • Practice-led research
  • Practice Based Research