A/Live: Synchronicity and Liveness in Art and Online Teaching

Dr Katie Lee (Deakin University)
2021 Conference

This paper argues for the ongoing importance of synchronicity as a mode of engagement within the creative arts and applies this thinking to the delivery of art education online.  Despite the fact synchronous teaching online can be challenging, it is vital that educators continue to model durational aspects of process-based artmaking in the classroom and encourage practice-based research methods that value ‘not knowing’ and experimentation over ‘finished products’.

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About the author

Katie Lee is a cross-disciplinary artist whose creative practice includes sculpture, installation, performance, video, sound and drawing. Common to her work is a preoccupation with how our perception of the world around us can shift and flip: from stable to contingent.  Her work attempts to reveal and dissect these un/stable relations, along with the various ways in which these perceptions are held in architecture, bodies and form. Current research projects include making virtual-reality performance environments, live-streaming sculptural installation events and doing video field-recordings at the Fawkner Cemetery. Katie Lee is based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia where she completed a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (2019).  She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 2005, and is a lecturer in Creative Arts and Expanded Performance at Deakin University.