Checklists are infuriating. hate them when grocery shopping, when grant writing and should have no place when conducting arts-based research.
Checklists however might sometimes be useful. Quinn & Calkin sure think so. They use Barone & Eisner’s ABER framework as such:
- the creation of a virtual reality
- the presence of ambiguity (while checking off a checklist?!)
- the use of expressive language
- the use of contextualized and vernacular language
- the promotion of empathy
- personal signature of the researcher/writer
- the presence of aesthetic form
Research-based art on the other hand… useful as a concept… handles to grab a hold of a process. But
- instead of illustrating research?
- instead of illustrating a process?
how about RESPONDING to a process?
a process of getting lost with no checklist to find your way back: