About the Seminar
The aim of this seminar is to examine self-experimentation across artistic and scientific fields, proposing a shared interdisciplinary framework for practitioners who use their bodies as a site for intellectual and creative inquiry. Focusing on a range of case studies in the life sciences and the visual arts from the 20th and 21st centuries, discussions will center on self-experimentation as a form of embodied research that cuts across notions of subjectivity, risk, and knowledge production in empirical and artistic contexts alike. In particular, commonalities between body-based artworks and single-subject research will be traced, paying attention to the shared techniques, methodologies, and challenges faced by self-experimenters, irrespective of their discipline or identification with this practice.
About NIAS Seminars
NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community. Attendance is by invitation only.