A critique and a proposal: A/r/tography and arts-based research as a methodology of intuition | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2045-5879
  • E-ISSN: 2045-5887



This article draws on Gilles Deleuze’s work with Bergson’s concepts to theorize a/r/tography as a methodology of intuition. Intuition in this work is understood as a particular form of knowing that is activated in a disruption to tacit perceptions in what Inna Semetsky refers to as ‘perception becoming’. To do so, this article explores a recent critique of the theoretical underpinnings of a/r/tography and the assertion that as a methodology, a/r/tography does not provoke an encounter with perception, with the virtual as ‘the unconscious Real’. This article develops this proposal through Deleuze’s work to examine this precise methodology of intuition as a way to examine the provocation of difference within the pragmatism of a/r/tography and arts-based research. It will also explore two a/r/tographical renderings: openings and reverberations to examine the actualization of creative thought in the real through intuition.


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