Between Art-Object, situations and performativity investigating performativity as an ontological and psychoanalytic process within trans- disciplinary art practices.

Mangion, R 2016, Between Art-Object, situations and performativity investigating performativity as an ontological and psychoanalytic process within trans- disciplinary art practices., Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Art, RMIT University.


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Title Between Art-Object, situations and performativity investigating performativity as an ontological and psychoanalytic process within trans- disciplinary art practices.
Author(s) Mangion, R
Year 2016
Abstract The research investigates the possibility that performativity in relation to art points toward a change from the emphasis on an artwork depicting and representing issues of an artist’s contemplation to the affect and experience an artwork may provide for a viewer.

It proceeds by analysing art historical models of post conceptual and dematerialised practice and critical literature linking performativity, relational-psychoanalytic theory and methods of performative ontology. From this, the research works through trans-disciplinary arts practice as a substantive site of enquiry. One of the driving aims of this project is to investigate performative ontology in and through artistic inquiry. The research engages participatory and inter-subjective exchange in and through artworks as its principle practice-based methodology.

The research proposes that performativity is connected to iterative practices, which both authorise and negate subjects and their performances. The project investigates performativity as durational, by which the present gesture, enacted by the subject is always an iteration or repetition of preceding events. It is the assertion of this project that practice-led research, within performative modes of practice, need to enable the multi-variant voice emanating from participatory exchange. This enablement may then open to a more comprehensive articulation of a performative research culture, realised through enactments.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Art
Keyword(s) Performative ontology
Psychoanalysis
Inter-subjectivity
Trans-disciplinary art practice
Relationality
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