Dilemmas and practices

Bould, Trish and Oldridge, Kathy (2008) Dilemmas and practices Multi, the RIT Journal of Diversity and Plurality in Design, 2, (1), Winter Issue, pp. 66-87.

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What can be revealed if we open a process which is normally closed to view, exposing it to vulnerabilities and misinterpretation? To investigate the notion of hidden spaces we decided to treat the development of an abstract as a practical collaborative drawing project. Our aim was to use drawing as the site of an active research project and look at the relationship between processes of thinking and the state of drawing. Within this methodology it was our intention to use drawing as a process in which concepts are formed, where an idea is in constant flux, in a space of experiment and change. This subsequent paper ‘Dilemmas and practices’ deconstructs and represents the artist’s process in the context of the Research Spaces Conference – Telling Places: Narrative and Identity in Art and Architecture, Bartlett/Slade U.C.L. December 2007. It questions our methodologies both in relation to the constraint of abstract writing and the conventions of conference presentation. The narrative is a process of re-tracking, of loss, of choices in relationship to the challenge posed to us. Outcomes relate both to our specific practice, where we actively seek to search through difference and open up gaps, and the context of research space. We conclude that the process of drawing aids recognition of what we need to understand better in the quest for something to become known.

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