APRIA Journal

APRIA Journal is a digital, open-access and peer-reviewed journal that examines art and interventions of the arts in relation to science and society, promoting dialogue on themes that are critical and urgent to the futures we will live in.  

APRIA Journal addresses a national and international field of artists and arts-based researchers from across all disciplines. 

The first issue of APRIA Journal, Searching for the New Luxury?, was released in 2019 with the launch of the digital publishing platform, APRIA.  

An initiative of ArtEZ Press, ArtEZ studium generale and ArtEZ University of the Arts, APRIA Journal and Platform was the result of a collective desire to share valuable knowledge and insights from within the Institute.  

APRIA Journal is published approximately twice yearly. Issues are focused on specific themes and may vary in size. Each issue features an extensive editorial that contextualises the (urgency of the) theme and introduces all contributions to the issue.   

APRIA Journal publishes both theoretical and artistic research—expositions of practice as research. Contributors can therefore make a submission using traditional scholarly formats (theoretical approaches, case studies and essay formats). Or authors can opt for artistic formats—for example, with artists’ writings, historical documentation, interviews, performance texts, image essays, films, podcasts, or other formats in consultation with the editors of the issue. 

APRIA Journal is a digital publication that can be read online or downloaded as a printable version in pdf.    
For a full list of topics and issues published by APRIA Journal, see below. 

Advisory Board  

APRIA Journal has an international Advisory Board with members who bring expertise in the field of art research from various disciplines.  

The Advisory Board assesses if the journal issues fit the scope of APRIA Journal according to its statement and guidelines. The board members also give feedback and advice on plans for future journal issues.  

For more information about the APRIA Journal Advisory Board members, click here.   

Peer review and submissions  

All research expositions, scholarly or artistic, undergo a double-blind peer-review process.  
The editors of each issue are responsible for electing peer-reviewers from within their field or discipline. For more information, click here

APRIA regularly accepts proposals for journal issues. If you would like to make a proposal, a checklist for editors and the special issue proposal form are available here. For authors, details about how to make a submission are available here

Publishing policy  

APRIA Journal is open-access. ArtEZ University of the Arts is committed to the principle that sharing knowledge freely promotes the advancement of the exchange of knowledge between researchers and students, and that this contributes to social debate.   

All peer-reviewed contributions are assigned a DOI number, which can be found at the top right of the contribution page.  

APRIA Journal is also hosted on Ingenta Connect. Ingenta Connect from Ingenta is the world’s largest resource for scholarly publications.  

All contributions published in APRIA Journal are digitally archived at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in the Netherlands, and ArtEZ Mediatheek.   

ISSN: 2589-9007  


List of publications 


Digital Narrations: Fails and Errors

Digital Narrations: Fails and Errors

This issue of APRIA Journal is part of Digital Narrations, a series that examines the influence of digital media on narration in the arts. It investigates not only how things are told but also what is told, by whom, and why it is told. For this edition on fails and errors, the contributors treat errors and failures as providers of an unusual perspective to understand the limitations, distortions, blind spots, inadequacies and pathologies that shape and cut through digital narratives. The publication consists of five contributions that encompass a range of thematic focal points and formal approaches. ‘ZYX’ by Anna Barham is an audio work on errors caused by Automatic Speech Recognition. In the poetic essay ‘The Bug,’ Philip Ullrich offers different categories to help understand computer bugs based on his own practice as a programmer. ‘Earthbnb, from Platform to Planet’ by the collective DoriO is a video work that deals with errors on an aesthetic, technical and structural level in regards to digital platforms. Maria-Cecilia Quadri’s ‘Democratise the Cyberspace! Storytelling in the Digital Era’ is a personal essay that provides three interpretations of errors on the level of storytelling in the internet. And ‘Experiential Literature? Comparing the work of AI and Human Authors’ by Nathan Jones is a work of literary criticism dealing with the inadequacies and possibilities of AI-generated writing. All contributions approach the phenomenon of fails and errors as fruitful in understanding and dealing with technical, aesthetic and cultural developments of the present. In keeping with the core idea of APRIA Journal, we see artistic work and research as a non-conformist way of dealing with the world and creating scenarios for a future that challenges the status quo.