Glorious Corruption through Interdisciplinary Approaches 2018
Interdisciplinary approaches create a glorious potential for new thoughts and, thus, knowledge. My own research practice field(s) of Fine Art and Philosophy are used to develop a performative approach and demonstrate positive corruptive influences which can be seen as intersections and space for changes and, therefore, spaces of imagination.
Interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches create a glorious potential for new and exciting thoughts and, thus, knowledge. Using Setchell’s wonderfully simple definition from Britac’s study Crossing Paths: Interdisciplinary Institutuion, Careers, Education and Applications, she writes ‘Research that integrates insights and perspectives from more than one discipline’, it is, for me, the insights that are the most valuable. Here, I will use my own research field(s) of Fine Art and Philosophy to develop a performative approach. My focus is on the intersection between body, sound and space (and, thus, by implication, time). It is, in effect,where one thing becomes another, a moment of transition which lends itself to an interdisciplinary understanding. Applying a sculptural, fine art perspective to sound, a scientific aspect to its materiality, a performative and sociological approach to its creation interwoven with philosophy, I wish to demonstrate that its interpretation and its subsequent understanding is, essentially, a positive corruption on what could be seen as the traditional purity of single-field discipline. These corrupt influences can be seen as intersections and space for changes and, therefore, spaces of imagination.
This paper is participatory and draws on my own research practice and ideas from an interdisiciplinary study into research methods.
Joanna M. Setchell, Dept. of Anthropology, Durham University in Crossing Paths: Interdisciplinary institutuion, Careers, education and Applications www.britac.ac.uk