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Authorial Platform

Practice-Informed Authorship

My theoretical work is motivated by my interest in the conceptual, cognitive, technological, poetic and political aspects of visual arts, new media art and digital culture. It combines the exploration of literature with inquiry, critical reflection and my experience working as artist, curator and educator in the field of new media.

Practical understanding of methodologies, procedures, requirements and limitations of these art-related activities is an asset that sharpens the critical edge, improves the efficiency of reasoning and depth of insight, but it is rarely reflected and/or utilized in theoretical writing which is predominantly based on the analysis of other texts. This special viewpoint both enables and requires the author to bring the theory and the practice together in a more comprehensive way.

Language and Theoretical Discourse

Language is a powerful relational tool for building knowledge, experiences and beliefs but it is not omnipotent or absolutely dependable. Its limitations manifest through the discrepancy between the direct experience which is continual and heterogeneous, and the semantic systems which are discreet, homogenous and require intelligent interpretation. And while these limitations render theoretical discourse about the arts relative, conditional and often unreliable, its meanings are not infinitely malleable or arbitrary. The key poetic factors of the arts emerge from the evolution of human nature and culture, so they can be addressed rationally and evaluated objectively. In view of these conceptual and linguistic peculiarities, I strive for simplicity and clarity of expression.