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RAE 2008

Rearch Assessment Exercise 2008

Clare Qualmann

My research interests include:
Walking as a mode of art practice; collaborative practice; repetitive acts of making; domesticity; the ordinary and the everyday; processes and their relationship with the generation of ideas; the language of display; materials and meaning.

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Research Outcomes

Outcome 1 - Collect Transform Repeat
What happens when aspects of the studio are brought out into public view, when our collections and explorations are given the same public presentation as finished work? Do we shed a different light on finished work by exhibiting studio routines and materials? Do audiences understand or read works differently when they are presented in terms of their production?
In this exhibition, a collaboration between myself, Susan Skingle and Elizabeth LeMoine, we sought to explore a commonality of approach in our practices, to look at processes, approaches to making and the sources of ideas. Because we share a proclivity for repetitive processes, hoarding and everyday materials, new "collective" works emerged as objects from three sources converged. The exhibition changed our perceptions of individual pieces in terms of scale and material qualities.

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Outcome 2 - walkwalkwalk: an archaeology of the familiar and forgotten
walkwalkwalk: an archaeology of the familiar and forgotten is a collaborative project by Gail Burton, Serena Korda and Clare Qualmann, started in 2005.
walkwalkwalk explores questions of performance and participation within a live art context. We construct live art events and performances that engage with specific places. We work with text, film and found objects to explore the routines of everyday life and the mythologies of cities.
Although we consider the events themselves to be the work, documentation of the project through photography, film and writing is extensive. An important component of this documentation is the contribution made by participants.

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