The fourth annual Practice-based Research Conference, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London, will focus on the topic of 'Embodied Methodologies'. This two-day interdisciplinary event provides a space for creative dialogue between practitioners and academic researchers by foregrounding practice as a means of creative exploration and academic enquiry.
‘Embodied methodology’ is both a practical question of how work, both creative and critical, is composed, and an ontological and epistemological enquiry into the status of the ‘body of work’, the ‘body of knowledge’, and the body itself. Furthermore, the emancipatory ruptures that bodily knowledges and practices might present exist uneasily beside the often equally ’embodied’ techniques of torture, surveillance, and war. What constitutes an embodied methodology, and how might this inform academic and creative work? How might embodied methodologies undertake interdisciplinarity?
With keynotes from Professor Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths, University of London) and filmmaker Jodie Mack (Dartmouth College, US).