Camille Norment, Research Committee – “Unfolding Context – Mapping Disciplinary Landscapes”
Unfolding Contextualization – Mapping Disciplinary Landscapes
WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP ABOUT?
Today’s artistic research field often presents itself with a strong focus on theoretical and socio-cultural contexts, while disciplinary and methodological contexts often remain more sparsely mapped landscapes. Too often, relevant practitioners are not even mentioned at all.
Borrowing from the KHiO statement of requirements and objectives for the artistic research PhD, it can also be said that all research at KHiO must explicitly communicate “new knowledge, insight and experience within the subject area,” “that benefits the development of the field of study”. The researcher should also explicitly “situate a[n artistic] research project in a professional context.”
The primary subject area for artistic research is art, and artistic research is conducted through the art practice itself. With art practice as the core of the professional context, the “field of study” must be defined and reflected upon with respect to other art practitioners.
This workshop aims to focus on the topic of disciplinary contextualization in artistic research. We will discuss and work through questions such as:
- What causes the hesitation to more adeptly define disciplinary contexts and relevant practitioners to artist research projects?
- How do I identify the disciplinary landscapes within which my research resides?
- What traditions do I build on or come out of as an artistic researcher?
- What artists does my work have as companions in ideas, themes, and or methods – what other artistic research contributes to and or relates to my research?
- How do I negotiate the idea of “originality” while also referencing other relevant art practitioners?
- What creative forms can I use to make disciplinary context explicit ?
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
This workshop is for all faculty at KHiO involved in artistic research. Students are also welcome to join. The Department Research Leader from each department will help guide the discussion relevant to department disciplinary perspectives.
** We especially ask artistic researchers who already feel well-versed and practiced in this area to come share their insights with us. It takes participation to make our community strong! **