The arts based digital research unpacks the ‘future’ of ‘community-engaged art’ as it is being re-imagined by young artists as it relates to the unraveling of the idea of community in this current climate of uncertainty. In this video the artist/researchers Patti Fraser and Flick Harrison juxtapose narrative inquiry and textual play with research interview in an attempt to draw light on the increasingly isolated and anxious state of young artists who attempt to navigate the uncertain terrain of community engaged art practice. In an invitation to the viewer to muse on the nature of research as the increasingly emotional state of these young artists unpack their own experiences in a research setting. The entirety of these conversations and many more are posted on this website.

Fraser, P., Harrison F., Fels, L. (2017). The FUTURE? Simon Fraser University.