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Institute for Provocation (IFP) 

The Institute for Provocation (IFP) is a work space for the contemporary arts that provides artistic research as an independent research discipline with its own context and infrastructure. Under the flag of IFP, the artist is given the opportunity to do research within his/her own paradigms, and to seek interaction with other research disciplines following his/her own artistic logic.

On the one hand, IFP supports artist residencies (based on the artist's proposal); on the other hand, IFP iniates own research projects (inviting artists to collaborate) stretching the borders of artistic research and/or integrating it in cross-disciplinary research debate. In both cases, the focus lies on the thinking process before or even beyond the actual creation of an artwork: the collection of dramaturgical information, the testing of different scenario's, the summarizing of existing artistic vocabularies and realized projects, the experimenting with new media or disciplines, and so on.

Cross-disciplinary interaction is the Institute for Provocationís main facilitator. Rather than similarities, IFP proposes differences (in culture, in vocabulary, in paradigms) as actual provocations of the artistís research and thinking process.

 


 

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