Creating new stories for praxis: navigations, narrations, neonarratives

Stewart, Robyn (2007) Creating new stories for praxis: navigations, narrations, neonarratives. In: Practice as research: approaches to creative arts enquiry. I.B. Tauris Publishers, Andover, UK, pp. 123-133. ISBN 1845114329

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Abstract

This paper considers differing understandings about the role and praxis of studio-based research in the visual arts. This is my attempt to unpack this nexus and place it in a context of credibility for our field. Jill Kinnear (2000) makes the point that visual research deals with and intensifies elements of research and language that have always been part of the practice of an artist. Presented is a way to conceptualise and explain what we can do as researchers in the visual arts. I am recontextualizing notions of research, looking at the resemblances, the self-resemblances and the differences between traditional and visual research methods as a logic of necessity. I am investigating how we can decode and recode what we do in the language of appropriation and bricolage. In mapping the processes and territories, I am interested in the use of autobiography as a way to incorporate a deep sense of the intricate relationships of the meaning and actions of artistic practice and its embeddedness in cultural influences, personal experience and aspirations (Hawke 1996:35). This is a study that explores possible parameters for visual research, questioning in what sense is it the best way to understand our relationship with traditional research fields.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting copyright advice. Print copy held USQ Library at call no. 700.72 Pra.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Robyn Stewart
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Visual Arts
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: navigations; neonarratives; critical; investigative; reflexive; praxis; practice-based research
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
12 Built Environment and Design > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120303 Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3003

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