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Training Artistic Reflexivity in Visual Artists

Wigmore, Jennifer (2016) Training Artistic Reflexivity in Visual Artists. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Wigmore, Jennifer
Abstract:

Training Artistic Reflexivity in the Visual Artist

How is the reflexive impulse recognized, valued and taught to the visual artist? Reflexivity is the artistic response to the idea or impulse from the brain. Training reflexivity as a tool is not about training the impulse, but about training the reflexive response to impulse. Acting pedagogy, through improvisation and repetition improves the reflexive response. Using actor-training methods that I have adapted into gestural drawing exercises, visual artists can practice responding reflexively in collaboration with others. Learning and artistry are social processes; they require embodied engagement with others to teach reflexivity and artistic individuality. This research contributes new interdisciplinary language and innovative techniques to visual artist training and identifies artistic reflexivity as a trainable part of a developing the artistic process.

Date: 9 April 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reflexivity, collaboration, visual art education, creativity, impulse, intuition, interdisciplinary, a/r/tography, play, pedagogy.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 14:04
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 14:04
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/538

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