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ERIC Number: EJ1039785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep-20
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
A Questioned Practice: Twenty Reflections on Art, Doubt, and Error
Baldacchino, John
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v14 Interlude 1 Sep 2013
In this article, author John Baldacchino presents twenty reflections on art, doubt, and error. In the first five reflections, he produces a discussion of a number of unmediated narratives that tend to aggregate and span across the plural horizon of arts practice. In terms of the arts "as well as" education, these questions are approached within several scenarios that are set against ever-changing backdrops and which occur within contexts that keep shifting and altering their boundaries. The flip side of this discussion reveals and belongs to the remits of education. This engages the reader with a discussion of education that would seek to distance itself from academia's established approach. And yet, this discussion also claims a rightful place in academia. It is within this apparent contradiction that this essay takes the opportunity to discuss arts research as a "practice-based" method. Herein, Baldacchino touches upon topics such as interstitial discourse in education, arts researchers who seek to legitimize the arts from a social scientific approach, the role of a/r/tography in arts education, the definition of arts research and the risks that it carries, practicism and practice-based research, how making a case for practice brings about persistent forms of "doubt" and incessant search for "error," how art and education relate to each other as antinomic practices, arts practice and "unlearning," "poetic scoping," and art's poetics of practice as an act of "unmaking."
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Language: English
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