Sarah Hegenbart's new book "From Bayreuth to Burkina Faso: Christoph Schlingensief's Opera Village Africa as postcolonial Gesamtkunstwerk?" in which she shows how art can be transformative on the basis of Opera Village Africa, has just been published.
ARTIS members met for the second big ARTIS research workshop, this time in Vienna.
ARTIS and the Association of Neuroesthetics Berlin (AoN_Platform for Art and Neuroscience) invite to the 1st AoN Working Table on Aesthetic Cognitivism (The scientific perspective) on the occasion of the 59th Venice Biennale of Art, Location TBA, Venice, November 24th, 2022, 11:30am-1:30pm
Last month, ARTIS members had an inspiring discussion with another exiting EU project team talking about common interests in making arts and culture more accessible and understood across Europe.
Awe is a mystical emotion that people often feel in response to impactful works of art. An interesting and well-documented evolutionary function of awe is that it fosters social bonding and elicits strong feelings of interconnectedness when people experience it. Across two studies, a team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and University of California Berkeley, led by Eftychia Stamkou, set out to examine the social effects of awe in children, by investigating how this emotion influenced their behavior towards refugees. Findings showed that children who experienced awe when exposed to art were more likely to engage in voluntary behavior that benefited refugees, as compared to children who were led to experience other emotions. In other words, art that induced awe sparked prosociality in children.
ARTIS members participated as symposium moderators and presenters at the 2022 Biennial Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics
ARTIS members will discuss mental health and policy making in the upcoming workshop and panel discussion in Martin Gropius Bau.
In early summer 2021, Katrin Heimann was invited by Studio Olafur Eliasson to collaborate with the museum team at Fondation Beyeler in conducting a series of in-depth, micro-phenomenological interviews with a group of specially invited visitors to "Life."
ARTIS members participated as symposium moderators and presenters at the Visual Science of Art Conference (Amsterdam), which took place online from the 24st until the 27st of August 2022.
Over the past two years, Katrin Heimann (AAU) collaborated with artist Helene Nymann, accompanying her artistic process towards the exhibition "Knots of Ecphore" via micro-phenomenological interviews.