ARTISTIC DESIGN RESEARCH
Principles of Artistic Design Research: The artist Lisa Glauer and product designer Helge Oder have begun thinking through processes of Artistic Design Research collaboratively. They currently appear to be heading towards some special place between Aesthetics, Open Design, Science Fiction and GAGA Feminism. Products and machines can be seen as embodiments of hierarchies, expectations and behaviors of human interaction in their often-mundane material context. Design makes these connections visible and offers solutions for alternative forms of interpersonal interaction, use of resources etc. Artistic production creates space for meaningful interaction beyond narrowly defined functions and purposes. Invisible connections between human interactions become visible and possible perspectives for future forms of existence can be deduced based on, and in reaction to, form and material cultures. Interaction between individuals can be examined by closely observing how they handle the space between them, often in relation to objects. In the following, selected art machines are described, analyzed and interpreted applying the principles of Artistic Design Research.