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Arts Based Research.

When there is no true, fixed narrative or self to find how can we know who we are?

My art practise is an ongoing exploration into what it is to be an adoptee, someone who is displaced, caught in the space between many worlds. My experiences however paradoxically combine loss, absence, vertigo and dislocation with inter-connection, flexibility, spirituality, creativity, adventure and freedom.

We are all affected by a changing natural and social world, forces beyond our control which invisibly affect us as physical sensations, phenomena, feelings, memories and narratives. My work explores how interactions between nature and culture affect us by examining the intangible qualities of change found occurring in the mundane and everyday in a variety of places and spaces. 
I spend time where nature and the man-made interact using embodied intuition to observe, draw, photograph and video everyday mundane occurrences happening over time. In depth reflection and exploratory processes on the recorded work often reveal strange illogical connections between the lyrical and abject. Examining the memories these recall and how I am affected by them gives experience of how phenomena interact and of our place in the world, a world of constant change, uncertainty and the unknown. 

Poems are frequently used in my explorations.

Conference and Presentation Papers:





Embodied Intuition

Sight

Sound

Touch

Taste

Smell
 


         Rhythm
 
         Tempo


         Pattern
 
         Texture
 
          Presence
 
          Absence
 

 
Date
Event
Location
Paper
Online link
June 19-21 2012
The Home and the World Creative Summit
Dartington Arts, Totnes, Devon
Life is a Journey
Life is a Journey on Academia.eu
(to download this paper, on the Academia website click on the title rather than the download button)
Jan 14 2013
Aune Head Arts First Friday
Space, Dartington Arts, Totnes,
Devon
Life is a Journey:
MA practice
Arts and Ecology Network website - The Home and the World 2012 papers: Josie Gould.