Practice-led research is a burgeoning area across the creative arts, with studio-based doctorates frequently favored over traditional research. Yet until now there has been little published guidance for students embarking on such research. This is the first book designed specifically as a pedagogical tool and is structured on the model used by most research programs. A comprehensive introduction lays out the book’s framework and individual chapters provide concrete examples of studio-based research in art, film and video, creative writing and dance, each conceptualized by a theoretical essay and complete with references. More than a handbook, the volume draws on thinkers including Deleuze, Bourdieu and Heidegger in its examination of the relationship between practice and theory, demonstrating how practice can operate as a valid alternative mode of enquiry to traditional scholarly research. Taking pains to elaborate methodologies, contexts and outcomes, and reemphasizing the process of enquiry and its relationship to the research write-up or exegesis, this is an indispensable tool for educators and students.
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About the Author
Estelle Barrett is Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia.
Barbara Bolt is Senior Lecturer in Visual Media, University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a practising artist and the author of 'Art Beyond Representation' (I.B.Tauris).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations vii
Introduction Estelle Barrett 1
Chapter 1 Interest: The Ethics of Invention Paul Carter 15
Chapter 2 The Magic is in Handling Barbara Bolt 27
Chapter 3 History Documents, Arts Reveals: Creative Writing as Research Gaylene Perry 35
Chapter 4 Cutting Choreography: Back and Forth Between 12 Stages and 27 Seconds Dianne Reid 47
Chapter 5 "Silent" Speech Annette Iggulden 65
Chapter 6 Chamber: Experiencing Masculine Identity Through Dance Improvisation Shaun McLeod 81
Chapter 7 Rhizome/MyZone: A Case Study in Studio-based Dance Research Kim Vincs 99
Chapter 8 A Correspondence Between Practices Stephen Goddard 113
Chapter 9 Creating New Stories For Praxis: Navigations, Narrations, Neonarratives Robyn Stewart 123
Chapter 10 Foucault's 'What is An Author': Towards a Critical Discourse of Practice as Research Estelle Barrett 135
Chapter 11 Rupture and Recognition: Identifying The Performative Research Paradigm Brad Haseman 147
Chapter 12 The Exegesis as Meme Estelle Barrett 159