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Title: The visual essay and the place of artistic research in the humanities
Authors: Roes, Remco
Pint, Kris
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Palgrave Communications,(3), (Art N° 8)
Abstract: What could be the place of artistic research in current contemporary scholarship in the humanities? The following essay addresses this question while using as a case study a collaborative artistic project undertaken by two artists, Remco Roes (Belgium) and Alis Garlick (Australia). We argue that the recent integration of arts into academia requires a hybrid discourse, which has to be distinguished both from the artwork itself and from more conventional forms of academic research. This hybrid discourse explores the whole continuum of possible ways to address our existential relationship with the environment: ranging from aesthetic, multi-sensorial, associative, affective, spatial and visual modes of ‘knowledge’ to more discursive, analytical, contextualised ones. Here, we set out to defend the visual essay as a useful tool to explore the non-conceptual, yet meaningful bodily aspects of human culture, both in the still developing field of artistic research and in more established fields of research. It is a genre that enables us to articulate this knowledge, as a transformative process of meaning-making, supplementing other modes of inquiry in the humanities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25110
DOI: 10.1057/s41599-017-0004-5
ISSN: 2055-1045
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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