initiated october 2010
Transtechnology Research were invited to participate in the Boundary Work I exhibition, the first of a series of exhibitions curated by Paul Green (Cork Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland) that will explore the space between artistic and scientific disciplines. Led by Martyn Woodward and John Vines, Transtechnology Research produced three research posters to be exhibited, one of which was a collaborative poster illustrating the research groups activities.
The posters were designed to be purposely ambiguous, eschewing the standard practice of using research posters to textually document research activities. These posters, both individually and collectively, highlighted certain aspects of the process of performing transdisciplinary research. In my poster, I explored the difficulties of conveying the methodology of my PhD research – which works between the boundaries, ontology and epistemology of several disciplines – to members of individual communities. This is particularly apparent in my doctoral thesis, which due to the prevailing practice of textual documentation in the western academic tradition, is linear and procedural in its argument. This is not to argue this is a negative, however, but rather highlights the tension that is apparent in much transdisciplinary research that goes beyond art practice.
The exhibition will be open to the public from the 12th until the 27th of November 2010 at the Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork. The posters can be viewed below. For high-resolution pdfs, please click here.