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ERIC Number: EJ805129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0706-8107
Video Poems: Seeking Insight
Cooley, Miriam
Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, v34 p88-100 2007
The author's enduring curiosity as an artist, researcher, and educator focuses on how people generate the myriad of artistic practices that enliven their cultures and how and what they learn from those creative engagements. While the author's personal experience and point of view are involved in pursuing these roles, the broader ideas and theoretical perspectives of academic and cultural discourses inform her understanding of her practice and enable her to interrogate her subjective experiences of artistic inquiry more intensely and in a broader context. The pervasive challenge is to translate her understanding of artistic practice into the scholarly and social practices of researching and teaching in forms and processes that respect the integrity of artistic practice. In this article, the author discusses a 4:10 minute video entitled "Skating", which was produced in collaboration with her friend and colleague. The tape evolved through a more organic and contemplative approach. "Skating" is the most recent in a series of artworks through which the author inquires into the creative processes through her engagement in such practices. Although educational institutions seem to be insistently pragmatic and persistently restrictive towards imaginative and creative practices, the author stresses that active engagement in creative production has been the cornerstone of art education practice for generations. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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