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Volume 3, Issue 2

August 2013

A/r/tography and the Visual Arts

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    Volume 3, Issue 2.1

    Editorial – A/r/tography and the Visual Arts
    by Rita L. Irwin and Anita Sinner
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.2

    Whose Voice? Whose Silence? A/r/tographic Explorations Through Queer Performative Autoethnography
    by Kerri Mesner
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.3

    Excerpts and Dialogues for an Archive Shared Stories on Art Education
    by Ma Jesús Agra Pardiñas, Cristina Trigo Martínez
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.4

    This is The Beauty: Song as A/r/tographical Exploration
    by Danny Bakan
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.5

    Creative River Journeys: Using an a/r/tographical framework for a multifaceted PhD project
    by Kylie J. Stevenson
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.6

    Riding the Bus, Writing on the Bus: A Self in Transition
    by Maya T. Borhani
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.7

    Becoming A/r/tographers Whilst Contesting Rationalist Discourses of Work
    by Sean Wiebe, Diane Morrison-Robinson
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.8

    Interlude
    by Lorri Neilsen Glenn
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.9

    Interlude: A/r/tography and the Selkie
    by Victoria Campbell, Robyn Gibson
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.10

    The Metaphor of tonality in artography
    by Peter Gouzouasis
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.11

    Interlude: Hovering(s) in/from/through the margins (Hover I)
    by Kathy Mantas
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.12

    The C/a/r/tography of Critical Clowning: Neo-Bouffon Performance in the Academy
    by Julia H. Lane
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.13

    Border Inspections in a University Art Exhibition about Language, Culture and Power: Art Works, Visitor Responses and the Poetic Inquiry of a Curator/Teacher Educator
    by Sharon Verner Chappell
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.14

    Interweaving A/R/Ts and Graphy: Discursive and Seasonal Positions of Writing and Writing Instruction
    by Kari-Lynn Winters
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    Volume 3, Issue 2.15

    Autobiographical Footsteps: Tracing Our Stories within and through Body, Space and Time…
    by Kathryn Ricketts, Celeste Snowber

Guest Editors

Rita L. Irwin and Anita Sinner

To be engaged in the practice of a/r/tography means to inquire in the world through an ongoing process of art making in any art form and writing not separate or illustrative of each other but interconnected and woven through each other to create relational and/or enhanced meanings. A/r/tographical work are often rendered through the methodological concepts of contiguity, living inquiry, openings, metaphor/metonymy, reverberations and excess, which are enacted and presented/performed when a relational aesthetic inquiry condition is envisioned as embodied understandings and exchanges between art and text, and between and among the broadly conceived identities of artist/researcher/teacher. A/r/tography is inherently about self as artist/researcher/teacher yet it is also social when groups or communities of a/r/tographers come together to engage in shared inquiries, act as critical friends, articulate an evolution of research questions, and present their collective evocative/provocative works to others.

This special issue of Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts invites original creative and scholarly inquiry that engages in critical debates and issues regarding a/r/tographical methodologies; are exemplars of critical approaches to a/r/tographical research; and/or extend the boundaries of inquiry-based research. Contributions are welcome from disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences and in a wide range of formats including articles, essays, and artistic interludes, which explore diverse forms of the arts from drama, dance, poetry, narrative, music, visual arts, digital media and more.