Diffractive analysis of performance data

Year: 2021

Author: Vagg, Julia

Type of paper: Symposium

Drawing on two ethnographic case studies exploring the relationship between empathy and creativity in theatre devising workshops, this paper discusses how a multimodal research design combined with an empathic approach to diffractive analysis generates new knowledge and questions via embodied experiencing with the research assemblage. This relational approach provides the opportunity to look beyond linguistic and textual boundaries and explore the material, affective happenings in creative ecologies of learning. This results in multimodal knowledges about the emergence of empathies in collaboration, their relationship with unfolding creativity, and the influence of the situated environment on their emergence.