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Engaging Ethnography: creative fieldwork in the everyday

Whist, Miranda (2015) Engaging Ethnography: creative fieldwork in the everyday. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Whist, Miranda
Abstract:

Through inviting the tacit and the intuitive to be components of my anthropological research, Engaging Ethnography’s objective is to communicate, through corporeal and visually explorative means, the affective and aesthetic nature of the everyday. By projecting small-scale videos onto objects and spaces, my intent as artist-ethnographer is to highlight the embodied and expressive qualities of the liminal and transient spaces that characterize the everyday and our movement though it. Using creative production as a form of research, Engaging Ethnography uses anthropology and media art in order to create a hybrid form of engagement, that of ‘creative fieldwork.’ This interdisciplinary model is an attempt to bring the visual into the ethnographic in order to bridge the gap between research and representation while also expanding the range of materials and methods used to engage in ethnography.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Everyday, Video Installation, Artist-Ethnographer, Transient Spaces, Research, Representation, Ethnography
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 14:56
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:56
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/302

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