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Research in the Creative and Media Arts

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Desmond Bell is a research fellow at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, where he was previously Head of Research. H... Lire la suite
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Auteur
Desmond Bell is a research fellow at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, where he was previously Head of Research. He has held chairs in film, photography and media studies at a number of UK universities, combining his academic work with a career as an award-winning documentary film-maker.

Résumé
In Research in the Creative and Media Arts, Desmond Bell looks at contemporary art and design practice, arguing that research activity is now a vital part of the creative dynamic. Today, creative arts and media students are expected to develop a range of research competencies and critical capacities in their creative project work. This book plots the basis for a research culture in the creative and media arts. It provides an illuminating genealogy of artistic research, revealing the intimate connections between art and science over the centuries and identifying some of the founding figures of practice-based artistic research. Bell explores the research that artists undertake through a number of case studies, talking to a range of contemporary artists and media makers about their work and the role research plays in this. He also traces the dialogues between art practice and a range of other humanity disciplines, such as history, anthropology and critical theory. His analysis reveals how contemporary art practice is now so locked into a set of interlocutions about process and purpose that it increasingly resembles a research practice in and of itself. Research in the Creative and Media Arts is a comprehensive overview of the relationship between research and practice that isideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well asresearchers in the fields of art and design, art history and visual culture.

Contenu
Part I. Critical Parameters Chapter 1. Creative arts and media research: key terms and perspectives Introduction Defining the key terms The distinguishing characteristics of artistic research The main types of artistic research Modelling artistic research Chapter 2. The research that artists actually do Introduction Re-evaluating "background" research Artist reflections and critical dialogues as research sources The artist interview as a research tool Case study: found footage film-making Chapter 3. A research turn in the visual arts? Introduction The dynamics of contemporary art practice Conceptualism Curational strategies Relational aesthetics Performativity The practice turn in contemporary theory Conclusion Chapter 4. The spectre of science Introduction The methodological drive in artistic research Understanding the logic of scientific discovery The specificity of artistic research Against method (and for art) Artists and science Case studies of art-science collaboration Conclusion Part II. Antecedents and Foundations Chapter 5. The historical antecedents of artistic research: the Renaissance Introduction Renaissance vision Leonardo, science and invention Assessing the Renaissance contribution to the advancement of artistic research Chapter 6. A science of art?: theory and practice in the modernist avant-garde Introduction A science of art? Founding fathers (and mothers) of twentieth century artistic research Theory and practice in the work of Wassily Kandinsky Art as expression Founding texts and axioms of modernist artistic research Conclusion Chapter 7. Utopian visions and material realities: artistic research and the revolution Introduction Artistic research for a revolutionary moment The auspices of non-objective art: from the analysis of style to language and system Malevich as pedagogue: the UNOVIS experiment The Constructivist challenge From Suprematist painting to Constructivist imaging The eclipse of the avant-garde Conclusion Part III: Interdisciplinary Dialogues Chapter 8. Art and the sciences of man: reframing history Introduction Method, craft and science in history Material memory: exploring a family archive (case study) The artwork as historiographical intervention: interpreting the Spanish Civil War Imaging the past:The Enigma of Frank Ryan (case study) Contemporary art and the engagement with history: Hito Steyerl's Der Bau and Free Fall Conclusion Chapter 9. Artistic research and the human sciences: staging anthropology Introduction An ethnographic turn in the visual arts? The tarnished legacy of anthropology Lens-based ethnography: documenting Dublin's docklands (case study) Susan Hiller: a coming to terms with anthropological method Trinh T Minh-ha: speaking nearby The auto-ethnographic impulse in artistic research Chapter 10. Artistic research and critical theory Introduction Theory in the creative arts and media Paradigms of the theory-practice relation Exemplars of contemporary creative arts practice in the critical tradition Conclusion: artistic research and critical theory

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Research in the Creative and Media Arts
Sous-titre: Challenging Practice
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781138589063
ISBN: 978-1-138-58906-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Sciences naturelles en général
nombre de pages: 348
Poids: 602g
Taille: H233mm x B161mm x T18mm
Année: 2019