Method without discipline
Malik, Suhail. 2007. 'Method without discipline'. In: Inventing methodologies 2: an interdisciplinary workshop on postgraduate practice-based research. Goldsmiths, University of London February 2007. [Conference or Workshop Item]No full text available
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Abstract or Description
These brief introductory remarks address how the demand that contemporary art be a critical undertaking determines it to be a rigorous method of situated enquiry. Such a methodological operation however suffers several 'faults' with regard to conventions of subject-specific research, primarily that contemporary art has no defining boundary or object of analysis – especially not 'art'. While the absence of such definition or limit grants art its extra-ordinary license and 'promiscuous' interdisciplinarity, it also means that critical art as method proceeds without disciplinary authority, security or ambition.