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Title: Botanic Field Aesthetics: A Methodology of Embodied Research into Indigenous Southwest Flora
Contributor(s): Ryan, John C  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This article describes two prongs of a larger research approach I have termed 'botanic field aesthetics', which begins with living plants in their biodiverse habitats to create embodied poetic representation. The methodology has been designed to materialise and poeticise research into indigenous flora. As components of a broader qualitative field approach, both poetic enquiry and gestural walking constitute specific engagements with plants. The use of poetry and walking aims to show the possibility of an embodied aesthetics of plants and a progression from a visual floral aesthetics to an corporeal floraesthesis, from ocular speculation to multi-sensory experience, and from a metaphysics of being to a poetics of becoming.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Landscapes, 4(1), p. 96-107
Publisher: International Centre for Landscape and Language
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1448-0778
Field of Research (FOR): 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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