For almost the last two decades, various theories have been put forward, arguing that “art” can be used as a tool of acquiring knowledge. A/ r/tography Research Method is one of these theories. A/r/tography is based on art-based research methods. Rita Irwin, Elliot Eisner and Thomas Barone are theoreticians of A/r/tography. A/r/tography research method is an application based research. This practice-based structure makes the “research process” vitally important. A/r/tography researchers focus on the process rather than the result most of the time. A/r/tography suggests that the artwork can become a research object. In a/r/tography, the limits of the method are quite uncertain and may vary according to the needs of the research. In addition, a/r/tography researcher has three identities: artist, researcher, teacher/learner. The aim of this research is to focus on these three identities of the researcher and to examine the effects of these identities on the a/r/tography research. In this context, the researcher's role in research was examined through Boyd White's Embodied Aestetics, Evociative Art Criticism article, Jeniffer Wicks' a/r/tography research titled An Artistic Discovery of Collaborative Art Teaching in the Taiga Forest, Shelly Hannigan's article titled A/r/tography and place ontology and Rita Irwin et al. a/r/tographic study titled A/r/tography as a Pedagogy. Literature review method was used in the study. In the research, it was concluded that the lives of the researchers in A/r/tography can affect the research in various ways. Besides, the researcher plays a participatory role in A/r/tography. Sometimes the researcher can even be a research object.
Art, Art Based Research, A/r/tography, Art Researcher
|Author :||Deniz Ay|
|Number of pages:||1-17|