Between Necessity and Contingency: Methodologies for Survival in a
Within the context of our understanding that new ways of thinking and behaviours are needed to reimagine and remake our societies norms and their systems, this enquiry sets out to test the notion that in a space in which something could happen, our experience of art can become personal and palpable and therefore meaningful. The significance of the work would be seen in its influence and impact on individual viewers’ deeper awareness of what it is to be human. Orchestrating an encounter to evoke feelings, meanings and memories about the past, present and future of our species might also contribute to the ongoing post-anthropocentric and critical posthuman debates.
The sharing of the documentation (of the process and findings of this practice-led inquiry) would also contribute to the debate on the use of creative research methodologies in an academic institution. It may also add to ongoing discussions around contemporary environmental art practice, site-responsive art and participatory art practices.
Questions to be considered throughout the enquiry remain as:
- Can the collaborative creative act as a research method contribute to the understanding of the nature of a post-anthropocentric and posthuman inquiry?
- How is posthuman research to be conducted without (re)privileging the human?