Improvisation: Autonomy, Heteronomy and Wilful Naïveté

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Improvisation: Autonomy, Heteronomy and Wilful Naïveté

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Date

Sept 23-24, 2019

Abstract

This paper discusses theoretical perspectives on improvisation as a powerful generator of new knowledge in practice-based research and its enhancement through wilful naïveté. The paper discusses a wilfully naïve approach to making with reference to Ingold's morphogeneticism (making as a process of growth; 2009, pp.21-22), and Peters' (2009) balance of autonomy and heteronomy in the passage of creativity. The sandcasting as a making process was a new field of practice chosen deliberately to help avoid the effect of entrenched practices on the process of growth. The paper discuss new theoretical insights with reference to his experimental work and the influence of others, i.e. a heteronymous lineage of practice. As an auto-ethnographic heuristic making enquiry, the author writes of their work and practice in the first person.

Publisher

Estonian Academy of Arts

Subject Terms

improvisation; making-as-growth; autonomy; heteronomy; willful naïveté

ISBN/ISSN

9789949594825

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Files

Lambert_Improvisation.pdf

Citation

Ian Lambert, “Improvisation: Autonomy, Heteronomy and Wilful Naïveté,” CCS Research Repository, accessed May 18, 2024, https://omeka.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/items/show/16.

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