Presentation on theme: "Creative Production as Research O Dr Ann Schilo. Program O 10.00 Ann outlines key aspects of creative production research in relation to the candidacy."— Presentation transcript:
Creative Production as Research O Dr Ann Schilo
Program O Ann outlines key aspects of creative production research in relation to the candidacy proposal O 10.30Conceptualising your thesis: reflection and discussion O 11.00Reporting ideas to full group O 11.30Questions, common stumbling blocks O 11.45Reflection
The Research Question Model Creative Production O Creative Production & Exegesis O 2 parts of the same research question
Sample research question 1 O This project explores a research question that will have two linked outcomes: a novel and an exegesis. The research question asks: O How can one represent an understanding of girls sexual subjectivity that resists and renegotiates the discursive construction of the girl in contemporary culture as hyper- sexy and thus sexualised?
Sample research question 2 O My central research question asks: how has Japonism informed and contributed to contemporary Australian printed textile design? O Through a textual and aesthetic analysis I will research how a Japanese influence has been utilised, defined and interpreted and what this has signified for both individual designers and for Australian material culture collectively. O This research will guide my creative studio practice of designing illustrative digitally printed serial structures (repeating patterns) of Australian flora and fauna on cloth. Utilising a traditional Japanese use of pictorial space, asymmetrical and organic forms I aim to contribute significant new work to the contemporary design profile of Australian printed and patterned textiles.
Sample research question 3 O How do specific built environments in Malaysia contribute to the practices and maintenance of state power? O The thesis will consist of: a creative production project that will be made of several series of artwork produced consistently throughout the research process. These series will be compiled into one exhibition at the end of the research duration; an exegesis that will combine ongoing literature review, analysis and writing, which will be compiled into one written format at the end of the research duration.
Reciprocity There needs to be a reciprocal relationship between the on-going literature review, analysis, and writing of the exegesis and the development of the creative project.
The Permanent Record O It is necessary to create a permanent record of the exhibition, performance, recital etc. O Form must be appropriate to the discipline field – e.g. in visual arts a superior catalogue is professional standard. O Use appropriate technologies – real time footage, digital images, bound folio of technical drawings
Reflective Exercise O Imagine 2-3 years in the future. You are about to submit your thesis for examination. O Write 4-5 sentences describing the thesis that you are presenting.
Discussion Exercise O Listen as each member of your group in turn describes their thesis submission. O Provide each person with appropriate feedback. O In your response consider whether they have clearly explained their thesis. O If it is a creative production project have they revealed the answer to their research question through 2 parts: creative production and exegesis?
Useful reading O The Curtin guidelines for all students involved in creative production research theses: CreativeProdThesesGuidelines.pdf
Creative Writing texts: Books O Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research Pedagogy. Ed.Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, O Dawson, Paul. Creative Writing and the New Humanities. London: Routledge, O Research Methods in Creative Writing. Ed. Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll. Palgrave Macmillan, O Of Other Thoughts: Non traditional Ways to the Doctorate Engels-Schwarzpaul,A.-Chr. & Peters, Michael.A. (eds) Sense Rotterdam Refereed Journals O TEXT: The Journal of the Australian Assocation of Writing Programs. O New Writing: The International Journal for the Theory and Practice of Creative Writing. Ed. Graham Harper. Published by Mulitlingual Matters (UK). See lingualmatters.comhttp://www.multi- lingualmatters.com Online networks Australian Postgraduate Writers Network
Visual Arts related texts: O Barrett,E. & Bolt,B. Practice as research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry. London: I.B.Taurus, 2007 O Bolt, B. Art beyond representation : the performative power of the image. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2004 O Duxbury, Lesley, Grierson, Elizabeth & Waite, Elizabeth Thinking Through Practice RMIT Publishing on Informit e- Library, Melbourne O Engels-Schwarzpaul,A.-Chr. & Peters, Michael.A. (eds) Of Other Thoughts: Non traditional Ways to the Doctorate Sense Rotterdam O Gray, C. Visualizing research : a guide to the research process in art and design. Burlington: Ashgate, 2004 O Marshall, Cora. A research design for studio-based research in art. Teaching Artist Journal, 8(2), O Sullivan, G. Art practice as research: inquiry in the visual arts. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2005
Reflections O What should be stated in the various sections: the objectives, background and methodology to clearly explain your creative production thesis to candidacy reviewers? O Have you fully considered the exhibition or production component if you are working in visual arts or performance fields? O If you are undertaking a creative production project are you able to clarify the two parts that answer the same research question? O What format will your permanent record take?
The Exegesis O The following slides are just a few examples of traditional exegeses that can be found through google image search. O They are an indication that, just because a document is a written academic text, it doesnt mean that attention to illustration layout or imagery is not as important as the theoretical content.
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Image references O Susan Elana(2005) soda wood fired porcelain images/senses-thumb.jpg 300 x 450 pixels - 45k O SiteTree/ _m.jpg 300 x 225 pixels - 69k COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulation 1969 WARNING This material has been copied and communicated to you by or on behalf of Curtin University of Technology pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further copying or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Do not remove this notice