Performative Schizoid Method: Performance as Research

Connie Svabo

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A performative schizoid method is developed as a method contribution to performance as research. The method is inspired by contemporary research in the human and social sciences urging experimentation and researcher engagement with creative and artistic practice. In the article, the method is presented and an example is provided of a first exploratory engagement with it. The method is used in a specific project Becoming Iris, making inquiry into arts-based knowledge creation during a three month visiting scholarship at a small, independent visual art academy. Using the performative schizoid method in Becoming Iris results in four audio-visual and performance-based productions, centered on an emergent theme of the scholartist as a bird in borrowed feathers. Interestingly, the moral lesson of the fable about the vain jackdaw, who dresses in borrowed peacock feathers and becomes a castout, stands in sharp contrast to the potential of a performative schizoid method: to liberally experiment and make-believe
TidsskriftPARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-21
Antal sider21
StatusUdgivet - 19 okt. 2016


  • performance
  • research
  • performative
  • method
  • art
  • schizoid
  • qualitative methods
  • Becoming Iris

    Svabo, C.


    Projekter: ProjektForskning

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