Nina Wakeford

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

     Writing, Singing

     and Vocal Expression in Research

This performance-commentary will address how the relationalities established while singing – i.e. ones of affective attunement (including embarrassment) – help open up possibilities of new thinking about writing in the context of research. How does the doing of research mean these differ from other live art performances featuring the voice/scripts, such as those by Sue Tompkins? Questions added to the discussion address affect and atmosphere, and their connection (or disconnection) from ideas of accountability, validity and non-propositional writing in artistic research.