Week 2022



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Victoria Browne “Digital Embodiment: Transforming Reduction into Tessellating Multi-block Relief Prints”, Lecture 

Digital Embodiment: Transforming Reduction into Tessellating Multi-Block Relief Prints

This lecture delivers practice-led research from the artist’s position as print ‘maker’ within contemporary craft. The methodology embodies David Pye’s first-hand account of the workmanship of risk and the project integrates Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling to overcome process limitations; to realise scalable complex multi-block relief prints and to allow further exploration in colour printing. The outcome reveals how digital embodiment of tacit knowledge in human-computer interactions, programmes the machine tooling to mimic hand-carving the matrix.

Victoria Browne is Associate Professor of Printmaking and Publishing, Art & Craft at KHiO. Her artistic practice is informed by post-industrial craft heritage and is situated at the intersection of tacit knowledge, machine tools and digital technology. Iterations of her artistic research have recently been exhibited as an artist’s book in Berlin, a wallcovering in Krakow, a billboard in Antwerp, a video in Hong Kong and a peer-reviewed article in IMPACT Journal IV.

Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.


Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.


TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.