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Title: The space between : the practitioner as researcher: new epistemologies of art practice
Author: Arnold, Christine M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2728 6846
Awarding Body: Manchester Metropolitan University
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2007
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In recent years, Fine Art practice has become assimilated into the framework and culture of academic research. 1bis move has not been an easy process and practice itself hovers uneasily (as it should), around the edges of acceptability as research per se. Debates continue around the wording of descriptors to qualify this type of research: 'practice-based', 'practice-led', 'contextualised practice'. Practice, within this search for sufficient terms to define and contain it within a research culture with strictly defined parameters, becomes a secondary endeavour. My thesis questions whether the work of the artist is primary in terms of research, in the sense not only of the production of objects, or events in time, but also taking into account the processes through which the artwork is conceived, processes of thinking and intuition, which often remain beyond description. The role of creative practice in research has the potential, through questioning different types of 'knowledge', to include experiential knowledge within research. My text, somewhere between artwork and academic text is one of fragmentation and dissembling, reflecting the 'attempt' or 'essay', which ultimately remains more concerned with the openness of process than any definitive answer.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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