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The Autoethnography of a Woman Artist Engaged in Art&Science Projects in Biological Laboratories

Author(s): Karolina Żyniewicz
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN
Keywords: art&science; art-based research; analytic autoethnography; ethnography of the laboratory; art; science

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the text is to present the use of the analytical autoethnographic method in studying the “art&science” phenomenon. It is attempt to show that the role of the artist can combine with the role of the ethnographer. The objects of study are the multilevel relations emerging during the realization of artistic projects in biological laboratories. These relations concern both humans (the artist, the scientists) and non-humans (laboratory organisms, equipment). On the basis of actor-network theory, the author presents how the liminal status of ethnographic research is modified when it connects with art. The form of conducting the research is both an example of activity in the art and science field and a new methodological proposal for the study of science and technology.

  • Issue Year: 61/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 103-126
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish