This article presents two operas in the context of artistic research: Omnivore, an experimental mobile application designed to be experienced with mobile devices, and La Figure de la Terre, a stage performance using reactive audiovisual projections.
As the librettist and director of both operas I examine what kind of means and ways of content creation and presentation mediatized opera can bring to librettists and directors. This introduction presents a model for approaching the two differing artworks and sheds light on how they can be structured in the context of artistic research. Later the actual research will explore how the libretto, the storyboard and the structure defining media manuscript are built. The work process of the director and the production chain become pronounced. In this way the research produces new practice-based knowledge about the mediatized nature of opera.
The article is published in the first issue of RUUKKU, a new multidisciplinary, multilingual, peer-reviewed journal on artistic research launched in 2013. It is based on the Research Catalogue (RC), an international artistic research platform and database that enables multimedia publication. The article is in Finnish.