Friday, March 21, 2014

Presentation at 50th Anniversary Conference of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts

      Today, I gave my presentation entitled Media and The Artistʼs Voice in Framing Interdisciplinary Practice at the 50thAnniversary Conference of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts: Retrospectives and Future Visions. The conference was hosted by The School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. I shared the Scholarship and Practice Session with Jena Seiler from Ohio University, Jen Urso an Independent Artist, and Matthew Turner from Radford Unversity. 

Below is my abstract from the 20 minute presentation.

Abstract for Media and The Artist’s Voice in Framing Interdisciplinary Practice

            The presentation will demonstrate how an artist’s voice supplements knowledge toward interdisciplinary practice. Based upon an artist’s perception, this presentation, Media and The Artist’s Voice in Framing Interdisciplinary Practice will investigate current theories within visual methods, media based arts, and an artist’s experiences with art-based research.
     
       The importance of borrowing and presenting other disciplines methods with the use of digital media is to contribute to the breadth of theories concerning art-based research and contemporary art. This continued research is intended to acknowledge art practice with interdisciplinary methods instead of the Modernists art canons. A post-modern inquiry will include Gill Kirkup’s definition of the role of blogging in scholarly writing, Graeme Sullivan’s examinations of art practice as research, Sarah Pink’s analysis of video representation and video as research, and Margot Lovejoy’s theories of artist perceptions and the use of electronic tool types.
            As an artist and scholar, I use social media as a source for self-publishing of my interdisciplinary practice. My blog examines the use of social media as a presentation platform and as a postmodern tool for developing knowledge that pertains to my current projects. The use of video in the 60-second format contributes to my continuation of research with the medium of video. This concerns the inclusion of text with video to expand upon the presentation methods of the research processes.
            Beyond the utilization of digital media the effects of crossing boundaries with digital publishing will be examined. The acknowledgement of the artist’s voice contributes to the future discussion of art-based research and the development of using digital media regarding theory and practice.





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