ISSN: 17435234
First published in 2005
3 issues per volume
Volume 4 Issue 3
Cover Date: December 2008
Tangential visibility: Becoming self through creating socio-cultural portraits
purchase PDF
Authors:  Kathryn Grushka 
DOI: 10.1386/eta.4.3.297/1

Keywords
visual education, identity, socio-cultural narratives, tangential visibility

Abstract
This paper reports on student learning outcomes of a Visual Art curriculum in a secondary school context in New South Wales. The case study presented was informed by longitudinal research carried out between 1999–2001. The research established that students continue to be preoccupied with the question ‘Who am I?’ as it informs their humanity and subjectivity. However, a significant number elected to deepen understanding of self through studying the narratives of others. The research also identified a shift away from traditional self-portraits to socio-cultural narrative portraits. Tangential visibility was defined as the ability to find new, creative insights about self at intersections between self and other. This orientation offers students opportunities to relocate their voices in representing others. From this position they can explore spaces between individual and collective subjectivities and relocate their identities in a wider, sociocultural performative narrative.
Tags:
Your tags: Please login or register if you don't have a user account.
Latest news
15th July 2014
Intellect attending AATE 2014 in Denver
Read more Read more
10th July 2014
Call for Papers
Read more Read more
4th July 2014
Call for Papers and Contributions
Read more Read more
The Big Picture Magazine