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‘Practice-led research: wandering from 'Nhill' to 'Nil' to '36.3328°S, 141.6503°E'

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posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Patrick WestPatrick West
Much like wandering, Practice-Led Research (PLR) involves a practice of indirection. PLR differs from wandering, however, to the extent that, as a research methodology, it supplements its use of indirect methods with methods of direction. My article takes wandering and hiking as metaphors for the production of several artworks that I have made, individually and collaboratively over many years, within a PLR ethos. My aim is to add to knowledge about PLR as a methodology that combines the direct approach of hiking with the indirect approach of wandering. The artworks discussed are the short story 'Nhill', the spoken-word performance piece 'Nil', and the poem '36.3328 S, 141.6503 E, Or, Aristotle Comes to Nhill: An Australian Fantasy'.

History

Journal

Bukker Tillibul: the online journal of writing and practice-led research

Volume

13

Season

Winter

Article number

1

Pagination

1-24

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

1835-0836

Indigenous content

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Language

eng

Notes

Much like wandering, Practice-Led Research (PLR) involves a practice of indirection. PLR differs from wandering, however, to the extent that, as a research methodology, it supplements its use of indirect methods with methods of direction. My article takes wandering and hiking as metaphors for the production of several artworks that I have made, individually and collaboratively over many years, within a PLR ethos. My aim is to add to knowledge about PLR as a methodology that combines the direct approach of hiking with the indirect approach of wandering. The artworks discussed are the short story 'Nhill', the spoken-word performance piece 'Nil', and the poem '36.3328 S, 141.6503 E, Or, Aristotle Comes to Nhill: An Australian Fantasy'.

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Swinburne University of Technology

Publisher

Swinburne University of Technology