chapter  10
10 Pages

Tools, Methods, Practice, Process … and Curation

ByBeryl Graham

Tools are important things, and can affect the way in which people see things. As artist Jon Winet found when working at Xerox Parc research centre: after a while, everything started to look like ‘a document’, and he found himself considering the pithy American folk saying about hammers. To extend the context, those working in art research might well find themselves clutching inherited methodological tools which, although strong, may not be suitable for the task in front of them.