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Practice-as-Research Film Series
In this series of short films we ask experts to discuss various aspects of Practice-as-Research (PaR) and some of the key things we need to consider when undertaking PaR projects. Each episode runs between 8 to 15 minutes and is accompanied with a worksheet with suggested activities and questions.
Episode 1: What is PaR?
Our experts define Practice-as-Research and give concrete examples of what a PaR project might look like.
Episode 2: Why do PaR?
PaR specialists highlight how PaR can help build and develop our creative practice.
Episode 3: How does PaR Relate to the Field of Research?
This episode reveals how PaR relates to other forms of research and the ways in which PaR practitioners might incorporate qualitative and quantitative research methods of inquiry into their PaR projects.
Episode 4: Starting Points
In this video PaR experts advise us on how to begin a PaR project.
Episode 5: Reflective Practice
In this episode our experts talk about the importance of arts practitioners using the methodology of Reflective Practice to be self-aware of their practice.
Episode 6: Documenting PaR Processes
Our experts explain concepts of documentation, and outline ways to document performance and production processes in PaR work.
Episode 7: Documenting the Creative Output
This video discusses how PaR outcomes are presented in performance and art works. It also addresses issues pertaining to documentation of performances and artworks.
Episode 8: Disseminating PaR
Experts are asked if PaR needs to be disseminated beyond the practice. Various ways to disseminate PaR are considered.
Researching Artists Film Series
Over the course of these three videos, artists talk about how and why they research their practice. They discuss what motivated them to do research, the challenges they face in undertaking research, and the benefits they gain from reflecting deeply on their practice.
Episode 1: Artists’ Perspectives on Research
Artists from different disciplines discuss why research benefits their practice, and the research challenges they face.
Episode 2: Tang Sai Cheong on the Musicality of Cantonese in Playwriting
Tang Sai Cheong presents his research on constructing music-like patterns in writing Cantonese playscripts.
Episode 3: Kok Heng Leun Reflects on Both Sides, Now
Kok Heng Leun discusses a community arts event that investigates issues to do with end-of-life decisions. His project reveals the importance of reflective practice when conducting interdisciplinary community arts projects.