Introduction. Feminist New Materialist Practice: The Mattering of Methods

Coleman, Rebecca; Page, Tara and Palmer, Helen. 2019. Introduction. Feminist New Materialist Practice: The Mattering of Methods. MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, Summer(4), pp. 1-10. [Article]

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Research and art/s production practices are modes of thought already in the act. Contemporary arts practices call us to think anew, through remaking the world materially and relationally. Building on this ethos of practice as thought already in the act, this Special Issue responds to the increased attention being paid to the intra-action, diffraction and spaces between, practice and research, practice and theory. The aim of this collection is to shift the focus from the subject and/or the object to their entanglement and the action between. It is also to examine how, not only are we always with/in bodies, we are always with matter. So, not only do we make matter and meaning, it also makes us; we are entangled, co-implicated in the generation and formation of knowing and being. This collection works these intra- actions of bodies with matter, theory with practice, practice with research, to develop new approaches and bring together a collective knowledge and understanding of these activities.

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new materialism, practice, methods, practice research

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Educational Studies > Centre for the Arts and Learning


6 June 2019Published
15 May 2019Accepted

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19 Jun 2019 15:38

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19 Jun 2019 15:53


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