Art As Research Opportunities and Challenges

ISBN-10: 1783200014

ISBN-13: 9781783200016

Edition: 2013

Authors: Shaun McNiff
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Description: The new practice of art-based research uses art making as a primary mode of enquiry rather than continuing to borrow research methodologies from other disciplines to study artistic processes. Drawing on contributions from arts therapies, education, history, organizational studies, and philosophy, the essays critically examine unique challenges that include the personal and sometimes intimate nature of artistic enquiry and the complexities of the partnership with social science which has dominated applied arts research; how artistic discoveries are apt to emerge spontaneously, even contrary to plans and what we think we know; how truth can be examined through both fact and fiction as well as the interplay of objective and subjective experience; and ways of generating artistic evidence and communicating outcomes. Offering examples from all of the arts this volume will be welcomed by researchers and students in many fields.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Intellect, Limited
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction to Part I
Opportunities and challenges in art-based research
Art as enquiry: Towards a research method that holds soul truth
Art-based enquiry: It is what we do!
Mentoring and other challenges in art-based enquiry: You will figure it out
Art-based research as a pedagogical approach to studying intersubjectivity in the creative arts therapies
Performance as art-based research in drama therapy supervision
Where are the five chapters?: Challenges and opportunities in mentoring students with art-based dissertations
The risks of representation: Dilemmas and opportunities in art-based research
Improvisation and art-based research
Know thyself: Awakening self-referential awareness through art-based research
The feeling of what happens: A reciprocal investigation of inductive and deductive processes in an art experiment
Introduction to Part II
A critical focus on art-based research
Frames of enquiry: Perplexity, self-integration, pregnant images
Expecting the unexpected: Improvisation in art-based research
On creative writing and historical understanding
On the seam: Fiction as truth - what can art do?
A more complete knowing: The subjective objective partnership
Knowing what is known: Accessing craft-based meanings in research by artists
Art-based research for engaging not-knowing in organizations
Art as a mother tongue: Staying true to an innate language of knowing
Shall I hide an art-based study within a recognized qualitative framework? Negotiating the spaces between research traditions at a research university
Trusting the felt sense in art-based research
Painting research: Challenges and opportunities of intimacy and depth
Capturing the transient
Index
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