Project leader: Dr Deborah Harty
This practice-led research focuses on investigating the premise: drawing is phenomenology?
The research utilises drawing and/or theory/philosophy as a means to test out this hypothesis. The relationship between drawing and phenomenology investigated within this project is two-fold: firstly, considering the ability of drawing to record its own making; secondly, the potential of drawing to record the thoughts of the drawer. The project is developing through four connected and interwoven strands, which consider the following:
- Musing: engaging with theories and philosophies of both drawing and phenomenology to uncover whether it is reasonable to suggest that drawing is phenomenology
- Process: engaging with the varied processes of drawing to uncover whether the premise drawing is phenomenology relates to all processes of drawing
- Interruption: considering factors that might alter/interfere with the premise drawing is phenomenology
- Methodology: investigations of phenomenological practice-led methodologies utilised within the project
- Drawings: examples of drawings created within the project
Image credit: Deborah Harty "child" 2021, embossed paper and stitch.