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Communicating knowledge about the world: reflective, collaborating artists

Zemits, Birut I., Anderson, Stephen, De Groot, Aly and Taylor, Jenny (2016). Communicating knowledge about the world: reflective, collaborating artists<br />. In: The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2016, Kobe, Japan, 3-6 April 2016.

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Author Zemits, Birut I.
Anderson, Stephen
De Groot, Aly
Taylor, Jenny
Title Communicating knowledge about the world: reflective, collaborating artists
Conference Name The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2016
Conference Location Kobe, Japan
Conference Dates 3-6 April 2016
Convener Haldane, Joseph
Conference Publication Title The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2016 Official Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Kobe, Japan
Publisher The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Publication Year 2016
ISSN 2187-476X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 13
End Page 23
Total Pages 11
Field of Research 220304 - Epistemology
200105 - Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
190502 - Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Abstract Art and filmmaking practices are shared across linguistic and diverse social contexts, reflecting a variety of epistemological views; of diverse ways of knowing about the world. There are points of connection and dissonance when one works with a cultural group that shares little of the language and cultural practice that an individual identifies as their own. This paper explores the experiences of four artists working in the Northern Territory of Australia. It highlights individual responses to adjust and adapt to artistic contexts outside their established perceptual norms as they work with Indigenous groups. From these reflections come strategies to build effective collaborative art projects that develop a deeper, sustainable form of trans-cultural communication, where one way of doing and being does not seek to overwhelm or dominate the other. Visual expressions are shown as one way to break through difficult histories and current problems, extending empathetic discussion about what it means to know about art and the places it is created in. This notion will be illustrated by art-works created in this context. The underpinning idea is that a shift in epistemology works two ways when art practice is open to respect and change. The voices here are from people who have learned from interactions with Australian indigenous people.
Keyword collaboration
visual art
epistemology
filmmaking
Indigenous
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