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1/ Relational Aesthetics movement ...

Nicolas Bourriaud

Esthétique relationnelle (Relational Aesthetics)

This is a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space. The artwork creates a social environment in which people come together to participate in a shared activity.

Through my works, I find that the culture always welcomes all different people without exception, even though they have a different appearance, language and thinking from her identity[R1] , which helps us to see in the end and clearly how they are unaware of how they reached the greatest fun through doing folk dances together or attending some kind of ritual or sharing food in a traditional meal.

Also, through my work, there is an interaction between the audience and my work. It could happen in the future, enabling the audience to experience and observe what they were going through during this experiment as a result of work. Bishop (2006) stated that the artist works to achieve interaction with the viewer within an aesthetic experience which offers communication to be used to bring together individuals and human groups.

 [R1]Who do you mean by ‘her’?

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2 / Lived Experience..

Wilhelm Dilthey
German historian and philosopher.

This is a qualitative research category which focuses on society and culture and on language and communication.


Lived experiences are the main object of study. Such research seeks not to understand individuals' lived experiences as facts, but to determine the understandable meaning of such experiences. The lived experience is not about reflecting on an experience while living through it, but is recollective, a process by which knowledge is reflected after it has passed or been lived through.

Through this theory and my research, I am using my personal experience as a starting point to understand my research's meaning in experimental artworks. To live with my works and see the results has helped me to improve my work and build it and describe the data and material from inside, like a feeling, a mood an emotion. Manen (2016, p.54) suggested that my own life experiences are immediately accessible to me in a way that no-one else’s are.

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  • Bishop, C. (2006) Participation. London: Whitechapel.

  • Bourriaud, N. (2002) Relational aesthetics. Dijon]: Les presses du réel.

  • Van Manen, M. (2016) Researching lived experience: human science for an action sensitive pedagogy. London, England: Routledge.

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