Current Research by Andrew Dewdney
I am working with a longstanding research collaborator, Professor Victoria Walsh, on rethinking the theoretical intersection between art, media and technology through the prism of the strategic and curatorial practices of museums and their response to the rise of network culture. This takes the form of an analysis of the fieldwork data from the AHRC funded project, looking at how Tate has responded to the impact of the digital over the past decade. The specific point of interest for me is to understand in greater depth the overlapping and convergent interests in the museum across the discourses of technology, art and media. There is a longer continuity in this study with the AHRC funded project Tate Encounters, which focused upon audience studies in the context of the constitution of subjectivity through transvalue cultural practices. The fieldwork data is constituted by recordings of public presentations by panels of experts crossing the fields of policy, practice and discourse. The outcome will be a co-authored book in the Spring of 2017.