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The self which enacts learning, a research with/through the Bay Area Artists for Women's Art (BAAWA)

Patterson, Pam (2000) The self which enacts learning, a research with/through the Bay Area Artists for Women's Art (BAAWA). PhD thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis (external)
Creators: Patterson, Pam
Abstract:

This thesis reveals and clarifies through creative research practices and forms a movement towards, and a recognition of, embodied arts learning through and as a result of an association with the Bay Area Artists for Women's Art (BAAWA), a particular feminist art educational community. Interpretive inquiry on a present learning process both locates and frames this research. The components which inform this interpretation include: a study of the associated literature on feminist art communities, a participant research study with the BAAWA community presented as a notated theatrical performance script, and an exhibition. They relate to and through each other in a complementary relationship and record the various values, perspectives and orientations I have taken on at different occasions in my learning. It is the relationship and specificity of these occasions or events which point to naming my learning process as curriculum as I have understood it from, and applied it beyond, BAAWA. This research is multi-layered, multi-textured, dialogic, open and aesthetic and points to the particular complexities, needs, and practices of contemporary North American women artists in reaching to name, affirm and expand their practices as artists.

Official URL: https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/137...
Date: 2000
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 14:52
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 13:40
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3093

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