Practice-led research in performance throws up some considerable challenges for a form that is largely collaborative and essentially ephemeral.
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It also generates anxieties: some artists fear they're being transformed into scholars at the expense of their art and are uncertain whether they're enduring a massive undertaking for personal growth, professional development or transformation into a new being, the artist-scholar hybrid.
If you happen to have a copy of Real Time lying around, and you're at home, why don't you have a little fun? You could have quite a jollly little quiz!
Q: What do those who choose professional lives as artists in Australia deal daily with, both in terms of staying creative and staying employed?Pick it up at the laundromat, Errol Street, North Melbourne. It's sitting on their door - the one free paper even the laundromat doesn't seem to want.
A: Ambiguity and risk.