21 Haziran 2010 Pazartesi


artist as ethnographer
art work as ethnographic data
the process of work as an alternative ethnography
listing, taking notes, observing
does the methodology of the ethnographer artist supposed to mimic the ethnographer proper.
the ethnographic work artists conducting is different for sure.
another layer is present, the interpretation of the encounter into personal artistic language.
Being aware of the definitions, borders of ethnography, taking ethnography as a methodology to understand the difference, I am looking at the alternative models of ethnographic work artists provide.

18 Haziran 2010 Cuma

the possibility of using/abusing another discipline within ones own studies.
possible terms to capture the act involved: using-abusing-translating-misinterpreting-interpreting etc.
can one use a discipline metaphorically?
taking ethnography as a methodology of anthropology that searchs the culture originally, that has naturalised the colonisation historically, and originated from the need to orient oneself within the world, against the other and at the edge, as a study of home, excluding the problems of the discipline, ethnography proper and fitting it into the art context?
i am not doing ethnography.
and art is working with metaphors---basically---
you replace the things-terms-concepts you dont know with the ones you know.

ethnographic methods as a tool
botany as a metaphor to communicate