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Plan research

Conduct an interview with yourself reflecting on your research.

Come back to the beginning, read and internalize your question.

Exchange ideas with other artistic researchers.

Discuss your results with someone who is critical of your research.

Visualize your results.

Search for a structure e.g.: in the form of a table or cluster.

Draw a mind map and then mark individual insights in different colors. The different colors can help you assign the results to different groups:

e.g.: inner experience/outer experience

Repeat an experiment over and over again over a longer period of time. what stays the same What is changing?  Maybe that's lasting relevance? Maybe what's changed?

Cut out parts that are important to you from the video that you filmed during the movement research.

Answer the following questions:

Why are these excerpts important to you in your research?

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Feedback in the research process can help me to understand whether what I am experiencing can also be experienced by others who are actively participating or watching. The feedback can  open up new perspectives and points of view. It doesn't just let me fish in my own soup.

In my experience, it is particularly important for the researchers to determine how the feedback session is designed and what kind of feedback is desired in order to receive helpful feedback.

Prepare feedback session:
- Why do I want feedback?

- What do I want feedback on?
- Who do I ask for feedback? (Colleagues, art lovers, people who have never been to the theater?...)
- What questions do I ask the feedback giver?

- Should the feedback providers watch or move?
- What do I want to take with me at the end of the feeback session? (Questions, personal experiences? Visions? Ideas? Harsh criticism?)
- How should the feedback be conveyed? (Written as a letter or notes, in conversation with me, in conversation within the feedback group and I'm just listening...)


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What if feedback could open up new perspectives for us in research?

How can feedback sessions be designed so that they are not hurtful but helpful for the researching artists?

I found answers to this in Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process, among others.

"When did you get really useful feedback?

Where was that? who spoke to you  Why was it so constructive? What was your perspective after the interview?"

Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process: A method for getting useful feedback on anything you make from
dance to dessert

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