At the end of 2015 this blog will be inactive. This blog was utilized to post my experiences, preliminary research and the process of my interdisciplinary practice. The four year content of this blog, from 2011-15, concentrates on forming my Internet-based collection project. The postings pertaining to research or involvement with individuals/ institutions with aspects of the collections do not intend to be disrespectful of the history or present public institution/ museum practices.
The under-representation of the artist voice in specific research methods is what convinced me to write from my perspective as an American woman artist whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries. The purpose of my first person writing is to expand the twenty-year old dialog concerning cross-discipline practice within art and anthropology. The distinct content includes approaches that I have drawn from each discipline and includes an evaluation of how digital media has altered the structures of those disciplines for the process of my Collection Project. My monograph contributes to the development of defining the artist’s role with the production of knowledge beyond a standard visual means to interdisciplinary practice.
Carrie Ida Edinger is an independent artist whose interdisciplinary practice investigates and utilizes cross-discipline approaches and new media. Carrie Ida’s focus with these inquiries can be seen in her current project and writings. She has published and given research related presentations with art and anthropology-related professional organizations. Her projects have been included in national and international programming and exhibitions.