Volume 3 Issue 2


e-JOURNAL: Volume 3 | Issue 2 | August 2013

'A/r/tography and the Literary and Performance Art'

UNESCO Observatory, The University of Melbourne's Early Learning Centre
Refereed E-Journal, Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts. ISSN 1835 - 2776

Guest Editors

Rita L. Irwin and Anita Sinner

To be engaged in the practice of a/r/tography means to inquire in the world through an ongoing process of art making in any art form and writing not separate or illustrative of each other but interconnected and woven through each other to create relational and/or enhanced meanings. A/r/tographical work are often rendered through the methodological concepts of contiguity, living inquiry, openings, metaphor/metonymy, reverberations and excess, which are enacted and presented/performed when a relational aesthetic inquiry condition is envisioned as embodied understandings and exchanges between art and text, and between and among the broadly conceived identities of artist/researcher/teacher. A/r/tography is inherently about self as artist/researcher/teacher yet it is also social when groups or communities of a/r/tographers come together to engage in shared inquiries, act as critical friends, articulate an evolution of research questions, and present their collective evocative/provocative works to others (see http://m1.cust.educ.ubc.ca/Artography/).

This special issue of Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts invites original creative and scholarly inquiry that engages in critical debates and issues regarding a/r/tographical methodologies; are exemplars of critical approaches to a/r/tographical research; and/or extend the boundaries of inquiry-based research. Contributions are welcome from disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences and in a wide range of formats including articles, essays, and artistic interludes, which explore diverse forms of the arts from drama, dance, poetry, narrative, music, visual arts, digital media and more.

Papers from Volume 3 Issue 2

Editorial - A/r/tography and the Literary and Performance Art
by Rita L. Irwin and Anita Sinner
Whose Voice? Whose Silence? A/r/tographic Explorations Through Queer Performative Autoethnography
by Kerri Mesner
Excerpts and Dialogues for an Archive Shared Stories on Art Education
by Ma Jesús Agra Pardiñas,
Cristina Trigo Martínez
This is The Beauty: Song as A/r/tographical Exploration
by Danny Bakan
Creative River Journeys: Using an a/r/tographical framework for a multifaceted PhD project
by Kylie J. Stevenson
Riding the Bus, Writing on the Bus: A Self in Transition
by Maya T. Borhani
Becoming A/r/tographers Whilst Contesting Rationalist Discourses of Work
by Sean Wiebe, Diane Morrison-Robinson
by Lorri Neilsen Glenn
Interlude: A/r/tography and the Selkie
by Victoria Campbell, Robyn Gibson
The Metaphor of tonality in artography
by Peter Gouzouasis
Interlude: Hovering(s) in/from/through the margins (Hover I)
by Kathy Mantas
The C/a/r/tography of Critical Clowning: Neo-Bouffon Performance in the Academy
by Julia H. Lane
Border Inspections in a University Art Exhibition about Language, Culture and Power: Art Works, Visitor Responses and the Poetic Inquiry of a Curator/Teacher Educator
by Sharon Verner Chappell
Interweaving A/R/Ts and Graphy: Discursive and Seasonal Positions of Writing and Writing Instruction
by Kari-Lynn Winters
Autobiographical Footsteps: Tracing Our Stories within and through Body, Space and Time…
by Kathryn Ricketts, Celeste Snowber