Weaving an Artistic Research Methodology


  • Jane Frances Dunlop University of Greenwich


Weaving occurs as a central theme in my work, as aesthetic motif as well as conceptual frame. In this article, I discuss the “weaving” that forms my approach to artistic research. As artistic research methodology, weaving enacts the generative and relation qualities of feminist epistemologies, through which I locate my own practice, both topically, as a study of emotion and technology, as well as methodologically and politically as invested in feminist approaches to cultural objects and to the knowledge processes that render them meaningful. Through a discussion of my own artistic practice, I demonstrate how weaving operates as an artistic research process that captures the intertwining of academic and creative practice. I argue that it is through the twinned strength and friction of weaving that artistic research creates epistemological possibilities. Weaving is a concept that holds the possibility of multiple threads and thus implies the strength and frictions of things—different contexts, people or concepts—brought together. Weaving is a generative process, a process that creates new totalities through relation while maintaining the discrete identities of the same threads that bind it together.

Author Biography

Jane Frances Dunlop, University of Greenwich

Jane Frances Dunlop is an artist, researcher, and educator. She creates installations, videos, essays, poems, and performances. She holds a PhD in Art and Media from the University of Brighton and is a lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Greenwich.






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