Joakim Forsberg

Senior Lecturer

Research

As opposed to scientific research artistic research is focused on the the object of research itself. The structure in artistic research can be described as an integral part of the object the research aims to investigate. One purpose of artistic research is to highlight the production and knowledge based processes, to ask a variety of questions that affect expression of art and its conditions, including the senses, narrative and performative aspects of this.

My craft is literary composition, specifically novels. In my research, I examine the inception of a literary figure. What (not who) is a human being? is the question I work with throughout. What aesthetic and ethical problem does a novelist face as a literary figure is produced and come alive through the text?

The research is conducted through literary creation with support from investigative methods and theories where question around "human nature" is actualised in different ways, as evolutionary theory, ethnology, psychoanalysis, history and sociology.