Fluidity as a phenomenon
Raw Flows. Fluid Mattering in Arts and Research
Ed. by Kirschner, Roman
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- Fluid phenomena in materials and research processes
- Art-based material research on the nature of processes and polymorphism.
- Experts: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand, Karmen Franinovic and others
Aims and Scope
The word ‘fluid’ describes a phenomenon as well as a material property. Of special interest is how aspects of fluidity influence the active and direct handling of materials and how its special characteristics are expressed in experimental practices and thinking patterns.
The motivation for focusing on fluidity as a prerequisite for ‘becoming’ and the nature of processes originated from the art-based ‘Liquid Things’ research project. As this subject covers a very wide spectrum, the approach was modified to allow the participation of several disciplines; the book draws on the philosophy of science, hydrodynamics, and the cultural sciences, and focuses on the role of fluidity in cognitive and experience processes with the aim of establishing a grammar of ‘movable’ materials.