Fictioning the third space

Tweed, C (2021) 'Fictioning the third space.' In: Barranha, H and Henriques, J.S, eds. Art, museums and digital cultures: rethinking change. IHA/NOVA FCSH and maat, Lisbon, pp. 123-135. ISBN 9789895440542

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This paper addresses the challenges of sci/art collaboration, looking at a range of approaches, and then focusing on the potential for utilising fictional strategies as a means for drawing out alternative and future perspectives on scientific research. I will analyse two recent projects: firstly, the production of a collaborative science fiction film as part of the Wellcome Trust-funded 'Silent Signal' project (2013-16). Secondly, I will discuss my recent video work 'Notes from the Subsurface'(2020), made during my research fellowship in the Earth and Life Sciences Departments at Bristol University. I will argue that the use of these fictional methods can help to enhance the criticality and potency of sci/art collaboration, allowing for a shared co-enquiry to emerge and for the artwork to maintain its criticality. Finally, I will consider ways for building on these projects to enhance future sci/art interdisciplinary practice and to help foster new models for collaboration.

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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Media Research
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 16:25
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