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Art Objects and the Experience of Art-Making

Version 1 : Received: 19 July 2018 / Approved: 19 July 2018 / Online: 19 July 2018 (14:57:28 CEST)

How to cite: Gorichanaz, T. Art Objects and the Experience of Art-Making. Preprints 2018, 2018070363. Gorichanaz, T. Art Objects and the Experience of Art-Making. Preprints 2018, 2018070363.


In considering the question of machine as artist, the art object can be analytically separated from its making, and its making can be dualistically conceptualized as process on one hand and experience on the other. One of the reasons we value art is that there was an experience of its making. To better understand what is meant by the experience of art-making, this paper presents results from a qualitative, phenomenological study of a group of artists. These results appear in three groups: feeling, intention and lifeworld. Machines cannot experience art-making, at least not in the same way as humans, and thus they cannot create art but only art-like objects. Even so, in the present century, we should not be asking whether machines can be artists, but rather how machines can help more people experience art-making for themselves.


art-making; experience; phenomenology; feeling; intention; lifeworld; cognitive dualism


Arts and Humanities, Art

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