Experimental Writing Methods in Practice Research

Thursday 7th July 2022
2 - 4pm

Led by Professor Maria Fusco (DJCAD, University of Dundee) and co-chaired with Dr Lila Matsumoto (University of Nottingham)

Professor Leena Rouhiainen (Uniarts, Helsinki) & Dr Amelia Groom (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen)

Professor Leena Rouhiainen works as professor in artistic research and is the head of the Performing Arts Research Centre at the Theatre Academy (TeaK) of the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts). She leads the doctoral training course, 'Writing as artistic research practice' at the university.

Dr Amelia Groom is a Berlin-based writer and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory for Art Research, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has written essays and texts on topics including rust, pareidolia, lichen, ventriloquism, gossip, blurs, and the politics of silence. In 2022 she coedited No Linear Fucking Time, an online journal published by BAK, Utrecht. In 2021 her book Beverly Buchanan: Marsh Ruins was published by Afterall. www.ameliagroom.com 

Dr Lila Matsumoto is a writer who works with music and art. Her poetry publications include the collections Two Twin Pipes Sprout Water (Prototype, 2021) and Urn & Drum (Shearsman, 2018) and the pamphlets Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2016) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press, 2015). She is in the bands Food People and Cloth, and teaches creative writing and poetics at the University of Nottingham. Lila recently co-curated Pommel, an online programme of videos created by artists innovating at the intersection of textual, visual, and sonic performance. Her website is: https://lilamatsumoto.com/ 

Maria Fusco is Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and is lead academic for Practice Research Assembly. Her own practice research spans the registers of critical, fiction, performance and theoretical writing. www.mariafusco.net    

This seminar discusses and embodies experimental writing methods in practice research.

By the end of this session, participants will gain a nuanced insight into how experimental methods of writing can enrich academic doctoral writing.

This session will be of interest to Masters and PhD students in arts and humanities areas, including interdisciplinary work.

Event contact: MFusco001@dundee.ac.uk 

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First published: 7 June 2022