Searching and re-searching for a practice: an appetite

Couch, Amanda (2014) Searching and re-searching for a practice: an appetite. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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I am Amanda Couch, an artist and senior lecturer in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham. In 2011, I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching (PGC) at UCA. Over two years it invaded my time, consumed my energies, and completely transformed me. During the course, my research projects explored embodied knowledge, phenomenology, the personal, and the body, and in particular my digestive system which acted as a metaphor for critical reflection. When I finished with all this new learning, I was lost. I was adrift in the woods and overwhelmed by words. I looked back along the path I had come hoping to find a trail of breadcrumbs that would take me back to my art practice. But there were no crumbs. I couldn't see the way back to it. It wasn't where I'd left it. 'Searching and Re-Searching for a Practice: An Appetite' explores the new place I find myself in at the edges of things and of identities: artist, teacher, practitioner, researcher; of territories: fine art, performance, social science, biological science, art practice, cooking, artistic research, qualitative research, linguistic, visual, spatial, embodied, and phenomenological ways of knowing.

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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
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