What does it mean to an artists to undertake and complete a PhD? What can PhD students who are themselves practicing artists learn from artists who have undergone the doctoral process? This academic year ICFAR and RNUAL will be running four master classes that address questions of practice within the context of doctoral work. Each class will be led by an artist who has undertaken a PhD project. Artists will introduce their own work, and talk about the ways in which they approached their own PhD, reflecting on how the doctoral work has informed their current intellectual and creative practice.
The second half of the master class will open up a broad discussion around various issues pertaining to artists and research. There will be the opportunity for students to ask questions and to discuss ideas and approaches with reference to their own research and career development.
Anita Ponton: Techno Phenomenology December 1, 2009