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ARTS 281: Art Fieldwork and Research: Home

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This guide will help you get started with your ARTS 281 final project.


What is art research?

Artistic Research:

Artistic research can be described as making work by confronting another work or processes. This includes conducting research prior to any material manipulation. The work then becomes more than an object in an art gallery; it is comprised of a series of activities and processes that are alluded to in the physical work and are somehow revealed to the viewer. 
The role of the artistic researcher is to map out the developments and movements that occur during their process of knowing. The artist-as-researcher will often borrow from other disciplines as a way to investigate a topic using a range of methodologies. 


The Art of Fieldwork
Wetzler examines research based practice and explores the ways in which contemporary artists use artistic fieldwork.

Six Quick Lessons in How to Read a Landscape
Provides tips on how to “re-see” a landscape that you think you already know.

Learning Historical Research
Introduces students to methods for reading a landscape. 

The Center for Land Use Interpretation is dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived. 

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