Barad’s theorisation of diffraction supports the following interrogation as artistic process. Diffraction, used in this context, demonstrates a combustible sum of melting, active, sifting and overlapping applications to embrace artistic process as co-constitutive and intra-active. This position differentiates reflection as a metacognitive process often associated with artmaking and educational research. The divide between reflection and diffraction in this article is not presented as a binary comparison, but rather as theoretical and political arguments aimed to disrupt the weight awarded to humanist and patriarchal ways of thinking and doing. Art-making is considered an active form of thinking rather than a passive collection of experience. The author provides access to an artwork made to support this examination.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Writing Visual Culture|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|