What on Earth is Critical Reflection?

Elina Akselrud’s response to the aforenamed article by Eirik Vassenden
Doctoral Program in Artistic Research
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

The Article by Eirik Vassenden presents analysis and feedback on 14 critical reflections written by graduates of the Norwegian Artistic Research Program (NARP) as part of their final assessment.  The author was supposed to provide his opinion on the formats and reflection practices used by the artists, and to assess the clarity of the reflections that were based on the artistic practice.  He is elaborating on the term “critical reflection”, since it is essential to the relatively new direction of Artistic Research in Academia and needs not only its own definition, but also an endorsement whether it can be regarded as a path of producing new forms of reflection and knowledge.

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Photography Store Opening Announcement

Delighted to announce the launch of my Photo Print Store! You can also find it on the ‘Photography’ Menu above. For the time being the prices are for the smallest print size, 30 x 30 cm / 10 x 10 in, however if you are interested in purchasing larger image(s), please contact me directly via the Contact Form. All the editions, sizes, and prices are specified in the description of each image. I wish everyone a smooth transition into 2021 and hope it will bring positive updates to all of us. Stay creative!


Announcing Consultations for Artists and the new Mailing List!

Hi my artsy folks,

Today is a big day! I am more than happy to announce that I will be starting to offer consulting on project organization, networking, fundraising, collaboration, grant writing (and more!) for artists! For the time being I am excited to offer several free (!) individual 30-min consultations, for which you can sign-up by using this form. For details please make sure to watch the video below, so you can prepare your materials accordingly.

Also, I have created a new artist mailing list: there will be occasional updates on art project management, artistic research, my self-development ideas for artists, and much more! Sign up here and receive my personal guide on writing your project description, grant database list, and budget sample, as a gift!

I am truly excited to help you structure your projects! Please share this info among your fellow artists and in the meantime I wish you a cheerful holiday season!

Carry on creating,