The term ‘experience’ is crucial: for too long spectators have been equated with readers as decipherers of meaning. … The traditional task of ‘making sense’ is then replaced by unique experiences, which are both cognitive operations and forms of emotion. The word ‘experience’ derives etymologically from the French ‘to put to the test’. Experience is an experiment.
– David George (1996: 23); cited in Robin Nelson ‘Modes of Practice-as-Research Knowledge and their place in the Academy’, 2010: 122.