Call details for Issue III: Embodied Methodologies, Creative Research in the Global South
Issue III Guest Editor: Dr. Mareli Stolp
Artistic Research (AR) accepts as fundamental the idea that the traditional separation in Western thought between theoretical and practical knowledge (episteme and phronesis) can and should be challenged; in Artistic Research approaches, theory and practice are seen as integrated and mutually informative.
The integration of practical and theoretical knowledge has been argued to be fundamental to areas of African knowledge. The third issue of […] Ellipses takes this idea as axiomatic, and positions Artistic Research as a Southern epistemology. This edition invites explorations of ways in which Artistic Research is practised in multiple disciplines on the African continent and in the Global South. Submission proposals are encouraged that engage positions on decolonising methodologies and challenge disciplinary boundaries and epistemological traditions.
The situatedness of the artistic practitioner within the creation process and the discursive rendering thereof is central to the methodology of much of artistic research output. Issue III of […] invites submissions in which embodied and tacit knowledges are positioned as primary areas of investigation – projects where bodily and/or experiential knowledge is seen as central to the research methodology.
Submissions that approach tacit and embodied knowledge predominantly from Afro-centric and Southern perspectives are particularly encouraged. Projects are furthermore encouraged that actively explore the body and its position in art-making; bodily experience; tacit knowledge; embodiment; pragmatic involvement in the artistic practice which is being studied; autonoetic awareness; and projects that connect to notions of ‘carnal sociology’.
[…] makes use of an online platform to develop and publish submissions and may therefore be explored as multi-media and interactive types: interactive narrative, film, image, dynamic text, sound, animation, gifs, 360 formats, etc. Publication formats are developed together with the digital editor, once a proposal is selected. Submissions for […] III should therefore include:
- A biography of the author or authors.
- A 250 to 500 word abstract describing the research or project;
- A broad description of initial thinking on how the author(s) would like to use the digital publication platform;
- Supporting documentation.