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a new paradigm of inquiry: practice-based research (pbr)
 

The practice-based research (PBR) in art will be employed and conducted in this project. As Candy stated (2006), PBR began in Australia in 1984, when the University of Wollongong and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) introduced Doctorates in Creative Writing. That becomes the common popular model and structure for art-based research nowadays. PBR is focused on an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly assessed by the practice and the creative outcomes of that practice. Claims of originality and contribution to knowledge may be demonstrated via creative outcomes which may include artefacts such as images, music, designs, models, digital media or other outcomes such as performances and exhibitions. This PBR methodology will also provide commentary and consolidated revision to the current contemporary art.

As Borgdorff (2010) stated, the essence of artistic research is as a form of knowledge production, especially this research project revealing in the emergence and resurgence from the new art form “Liquidity of Data”. The characteristics of this artistic research is featured into art practices (the work of art, the artistic actions, the creative processes) and is not just motivating factor and the subject matter of research, but that this artistic practice (the practice of creating and performing in the atelier or studio) is central to the research process itself. Through making artefacts, the researcher could eventually generate the research questions or hypotheses, and also to explore the answers to those of questions through further art productions.

As Candy and Edmonds (2010) postulated, the starting point was to explore the literature of the field (Digital Art and New Media Art) and, in parallel, to generate questions (New Art Forms) relating to practice. At the end art productions became the integral part of practice and the making process would provide appropriate chance for self-reflection and evaluation. At the beginning of my research, my literature review would emphasize on the knowledge of practice-based in art (from the writings of Candy and Edmonds/ Biggsand Büchler/ Scrivener), the emergence and resurgence from Pop Art (from the writings of Francis and Foster/ Taylor/ Jaspers and Anneke), and global perspective in contemporary art (from the writings of Belting, Buddensieg and Weibel/ Livingstone). This literature review is a critical appraisal or analysis that not only clarifies the claims for the originality for my research and location of my art production, but it also provides the basis for a judgment as to whether general scholarly requirements are met as required by traditional way researches.

The study also proposes a variety of activities i.e. research significance/ rationale / data collection/ data analysis (e.g. ethnography, site visits, artist and curator interviews), and also exemplifies with the Ideas/ artistic statement development or practice-based/ led research by organizing workshops, seminars, presentations, and art exhibitions.

As Candy and Edmonds (2010) postulated, the starting point was to explore the literature of the field (Digital Art and New Media Art) and, in parallel, to generate questions (New Art Forms) relating to practice. At the end art productions became the integral part of practice and the making process would provide appropriate chance for self-reflection and evaluation. At the beginning of my research, my literature review would emphasize on the knowledge of practice-based in art (from the writings of Candy and Edmonds/ Biggsand Büchler/ Scrivener), the emergence and resurgence from Pop Art (from the writings of Francis and Foster/ Taylor/ Jaspers and Anneke), and global perspective in contemporary art (from the writings of Belting, Buddensieg and Weibel/ Livingstone). This literature review is a critical appraisal or analysis that not only clarifies the claims for the originality for my research and location of my art production, but it also provides the basis for a judgment as to whether general scholarly requirements are met as required by traditional way researches. 

The study also proposes a variety of activities i.e. research significance/ rationale / data collection/ data analysis (e.g. ethnography, site visits, artist and curator interviews), and also exemplifies with the Ideas/ artistic statement development or practice-based/ led research by organizing workshops, seminars, presentations, and art exhibitions.