PRICCAPractice (Photographic Research in Cross-disciplinary and Cross-cultural Artistic Practices) is an online platform aimed at the artistic research practices of artists, designers and photographers into the status of photography in our society. The focus lies on newly developed methods concerning photography as part of an interdisciplinary artistic (and critical) research practice. PRICCAPractice’s objective is to examine how photography as a means of research can make reality visible again, and wants to investigate various photographic dimensions of reality in images that are not merely representations but also a commentary on photography itself and that, at the same time, explore the narrative and communicative possibilities and limitations of the photographic image. We are looking for artistic research practices in which a new, authentic relationship between the photographic image and reality will be researched. Our aim is to give photography a new position within art education and the artistic practice. Next to photography’s representational power we want to focus on its numerous research possibilities.
PRICCAPractice will collect, research, experiment with, practice, educate and disseminate photography as research. The expertise center will bring together interesting examples of photographic research carried out by photographers, artists and designers. These examples will be investigated in by means of theoretical evaluations. PRICCAPractice will initiate not only artistic photographic research projects in which research methods are developed, but also practice-based artistic research in which these research methods are implemented and made useful.
PRICCAPractice in Education
Together with the workshop Photography of Academy Minerva PRICCAPractice will develop modules and courses for education in which
1. new methods and possibilities are developed, tested, and conceptualized,
2. fixed methods are implemented in new social contexts and artistic research practices,
3. all kind off experiments with photographic research aimed at reality a can be carried out.
PRICCAPractice will search for relations and forms of cooperation with academies, institutions, and networks concerned with new roles of photography. Local partners include Noorderlicht Groningen, Sign, and Groninger Museum. International partners include Bezalel Israel, Koc University, Academy Marmara Istanbul, UCU Uganda.