Art*is Logo

*(A)rt and (R)esearch on (T)ransformations of (I)ndividuals and (S)ocieties

July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.
February 01, 2023

PhD Candidates Theresa Demmer & Stephanie Miller at the CoBeNe Academy 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVE PhD candidates Stephanie Miller and Theresa Demmer will present their research at the 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe PhD Academy on Friday, February 2nd at the University of Vienna. The two-day student-organised event brings together researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral/Cognitive Biology and Cognitive Humanities. Please find the […]

written by Corinna Kühnapfel

ARTIS team members at University of Vienna (Pelowski) just received funding from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for an exciting new consortium project on the intersection of artistic creativity, visual art making and Parkinson’s Disease. The project (“Unlocking the Muse: Transdisciplinary approaches to understanding and applying the intersection of artistic creativity and Parkinson’s disease”), under the first-of-its-kind #ConnectingMinds initiative brings together psychologists, neuroscientists, medical doctors, societal partners, and art therapists from Austria and the Netherlands. It will uniquely combine an unprecedented new perspective on patient-centered, individualized interventions for Parkinson’s with innovative data collection, cross-modal assessment, and neurostimulation methods designed to bring new understanding to brain function in Parkinson’s disease and to one of the most complex human behaviors: the human capacity for artistic creativity. This will also provide an exciting extension for the ARTIS program to connect with stakeholders in art therapy and medicine and extending the discussion on art’s societal impact to the body and brain! See here for the press release:

Exploring the role of artistic creativity in dealing with Parkinson’s (from left to right): Julia Crone and Matthew Pelowski (University of Vienna), and joined via video conference: Bastiaan Bloem (ParkinsonNet), Ellis Schoonhoven (De Nieuwe Creatieven) and Blanca Spee (University of Vienna). © FWF/Arne Sytelä