The art-based research project Narrate an Exhibition as a Film aims to construct an ‘imaginary museum’ composed not of art pieces (as the one invented by André Malraux), but of individual memories, emotions, and imaginations. As Shaun McNiff (1998) has defined it, art-based research allows for gaining research knowledge through artistic experimentation. Maggi Savin-Baden and Claire Howell-Major (2013) have insisted on the capacity of art-based research to explore the artist’s and the audience’s subjectivities. The specificity of the art-based research method is that it is ‘guided initially’ by a ‘research question’ (Savin-Baden and Wimpenny 2014: 46). Here, such a question would be: What do educated and non-educated visitors remember after an exhibition, what makes a visit memorable, and, most importantly, how do visitors construct in their minds what an exhibition and a narration are?
The subtitles were elaborated with the help of Noah Teichner.
Videos produced by Les Melvilliens.
To cite this item:
Zvonkine E (2021) ‘Narrate an Exhibition as a Film’ or a Museum of Cine-memories (Items 1-5). The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture, 04: 39–45. DOI: 10.35074/GJ.2021.48.23.004
To link to this item: https://doi.org/10.35074/GJ.2021.48.23.004
Publication type: Research-based artwork