Book Chapter

Writing Performance Practice

Siobhan Murphy

The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia | Leiden University Press | Published : 2014


Siobhan Murphy focuses on the role of writing in artistic research. In Writing Performance Practice, she distinguishes exegetical from dissertational writing in an attempt to advocate the positive role that writing can play as part of the practice of an artistic researcher. By favouring the latter over the former, Murphy makes the point that a piece of writing need not interpret – that is, bring to light, what may be invisible in a practice; rather, writing can open up a perspective that engages practice in such a way that performing and writing together can deliver a better understanding than could any single activity on its own. To achieve this, she describes how she had to find her own su..

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