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Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1743-5234
  • E-ISSN: 2040-090X

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to show how undergraduate art students developed a three-semester research project using art practice research as methodology during the years 2011–12. They answered individual research questions through their artistic practices, presenting their results within an art exhibition and academic document. The research data shared in this article comprise observations of their research development, artistic diaries, art exhibitions, written research documents and post-project interviews. Findings indicate that such research experience allowed students to generate new knowledge through artistic practice, which often cannot be foreseen as it involves incontrollable material and people that cannot be accessed through other disciplines. It also gave them trans-cognitive research skills helping them to better understand themselves as artists and to develop complex works difficult to create otherwise.

El presente estudio muestra cómo estudiantes de licenciatura en artes visuales desarrollaron un proyecto de investigación a partir de la práctica artística (investigación-creación) durante tres semestres (2011–12). Contestaron una pregunta de investigación específica, presentando sus resultados en una exhibición y en un documento académico. Los datos compartidos en el presente ensayo constan de observaciones hechas durante el desarrollo de su investigación, diarios de artista, exhibiciones, textos académicos redactados, y entrevistas posteriores al proyecto. Los resultados indican que la experiencia de investigar les permitió generar nuevo conocimiento a través de la práctica artística, el cual no puede ser vislumbrado por otras disciplinas ya que involucra materiales y personas incontrolables. La experiencia de investigación también les otorgó habilidades de investigación trans-cognitivas al permitirles entenderse mejor como artistas, y desarrollar trabajos complejos que de otra manera son difíciles de crear.

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