Jacqueline’s current research examines the poetic potential of art. She is particularly interested in how we make meaning from non-representational art practices and the ways in which they signify even though they elude normative modalities of communication and language. Drawing on the textual practice of l’écriture féminine and work of Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva, she is particularly interested in the interrelationship between painting and language, although her research extends to other artforms including art writing, dance and performance.
Her research also explores theory/practice, writing/making, text/artwork and form/content relations in artistic research and their epistemological dimensions. Her research often deliberately blurs the boundaries between these areas, taking the form of alternative academic and creative forms such as hybrid papers and performance-texts. Jacqueline’s research also extends to Arts and Design doctoral pedagogies, with a particular focus on performativity, para-academia and doctoral praxis.
Past research projects:
‘Rearrangements’ with Caroline Horton, 2016 (funded by an Exchange Collaborative Research Award, HEFCE and Arts Council England)
Jacqueline currently supervises PhD students working on the following projects:
- ‘Installation as a Tool for Social Change: A Case Study of Saudi Contemporary Art and Women’s Issues since 2008’
- ‘W/hole: an investigation of the 'between' and the potentiality of liminal space in contemporary painting’
- ‘Beyond Transposition? An exploration of painting and the metaphysical through birdsong and Messiaen's compositions’ (in collaboration with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
Supervision of successfully awarded PhD projects include:
‘-Becoming-#Langscape- [fold here] intra-rupting landscape, language and the creative act’ (2018)
Selected exhibitions and performances:
Untold, Platforms festival at the Centre for Culture, Athens, group exhibition co-curated with Jackie Berridge (2017)
‘It doesn’t have to be straightforward’, performed with Caroline Horton at InDialogue, Nottingham Contemporary (2016)
‘Rearrangements’, performed with Caroline Horton at Compass Festival Leeds, Leeds Beckett University (2016)
f generation: feminism, art, progressions, curated by Veronica Caven Aldous, Dr Juliette Peters and Caroline Phillips, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2015)
Otherlands, two-person exhibition with Georgia MacGuire, University of Memphis, USA (2015)
Topologies of Sexual Difference, curated by Caroline Phillips, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
For a full list of exhibitions and performances please see here [link http://jacquelinetaylor.co.uk/selected-exhibitionsperformances.html].
Recent conference contributions:
‘Dislocated communities? Bringing together researcher developer, PGR and supervisor communities’, UKCGE Annual conference, Bristol, co-authored with S Vaughan
‘A Creatively Critical Collective’, ‘A creatively critical collective: establishing an Arts, Design & Media doctoral community’, UKCGE Annual conference, Bristol, co-authored with E Bettison and H Hussain
‘The PGR Studio: provocative pedagogy and other stuff’, PressED Twitter conference
‘Where meaning collapses: painting, poetics and (non)representation’, Imagining the Body in France and the Francophone World: An interdisciplinary, bilingual and intercultural conference, University of Birmingham and Institute for Modern Languages Research (invited plenary speaker)
For a full list of conference presentations please see here.
Boultwood A. Taylor J. and Vaughan S. The Importance of Coffee: Peer Mentoring to support PGRs and ECRs in Art & Design, in: Vitae Occasional Papers: Research careers and cultures CRAC, (2015), volume 2, pp15-20
Taylor J. ‘Collisions, Slippages and Getting Lost’, in: Rogers H. (Ed) I See What You’re Saying: The Materialisation of Words in Contemporary Art, (2013), Birmingham: ARTicle Press, pp31-40
Taylor J. ‘Discourses of Dissonance: enabling sites of praxis and practice amongst Arts and Design doctoral study’ in: Breeze M, Costa C. and Taylor Y. (Eds) Educational Futures and Fractures: Time and Space in the Neoliberal University (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2018)
Taylor J. From ‘or’ to ‘and’: L’écriture feminine as a methodological approach in Fine Art research, (2014) in: Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, Volume 13, Issue 3, July, SAGE Publishers, pp305-313.
Taylor J. Thinking difference differently: an exploration of l’écriture feminine, Women’s Art Practice and Postfeminism in: L’Esprit Créateur: The International Journal of French and Francophone Studies, Femmes Créa(c)tives special issue (2018), 58 2, Johns Hopkins University Press, pp41-55
Taylor J. ‘Research-practice-pedagogy: establishing new topologies of doctoral research in the arts’ in: Prior R. (Ed) Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching: Multidisciplinary approaches across the arts (2018) London: Intellect, pp91-108
Taylor, J. Sobre colisiones, deslizamientos y sentirse perdida, In Post(s), 3, Deciembre, Colegio de Comunicación y Artes Contemporáneas (COCOA), pp94-105
Taylor J. ‘Subversive spaces, embodied places and mentoring as onto-epistemology’ in: Ahmet A. and Trebing D. Communication and Critical/Cultural Mentoring: Experiences from Higher Education (forthcoming in 2018)
Taylor J. and Vaughan S. ‘A different practice? Professional Identity and Doctoral Education in Art & Design’, in: Storey V. A. (Ed) International Perspectives on Designing Professional Practice Doctorates: Applying the Critical Friends Approach to the EdD and Beyond, (2016) London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp127-142
Taylor J. and Vaughan S. The same but different: researching and enhancing PGR employability and experience in Art & Design, in: Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership & Change, Vol 1, Issue 1 (2015), pp89-105