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ERIC Number: EJ963084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Research Review: Doing Artistic Research
Serig, Dan
Teaching Artist Journal, v10 n2 p121-129 2012
In this review, the author focuses on the pragmatic consideration: How do artists do artistic research? Artistic research in the context of this review is about the connections and relationships among three primary domains: (1) the arts; (2) higher education; and (3) arts education. Broadly stated, all artists do research when they do art--whether through material/performance experimentation, subject selection, or technique acquisition, to name a few instances. When connected to academia, however, research takes on the big "R" and becomes something as art practice but different from professional art practice. The author stresses that artistic research calls for border violations between the three domains. The tensions created may make some within those domains uneasy, but in these challenges lies the "unfinished thinking" of artistic research. The author presents a few projects in this review from the visual arts, but what needs to happen is the doing of artistic research so that enough quality examples can begin to create philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's notion of "family resemblances". (Contains 2 images.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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