ART PRACTICE AS POSSIBLE WORLDS

Vanessa Clark

Abstract


This paper explores the possibilities of arts practice in early childhood education. Building on her master’s thesis, the author presents both a doing – her experimentation with arts practice in two early childhood centres – and an argument: that art may present an opening onto possible worlds. The author builds these worlds in relation to her theoretical framework: an immanent relational materialist onto-epistemology. Viewed through this lens, art’s possible worlds have the potential to traverse, mix, and disrupt binaries that maintain marginalized positions. Art practice from this intersection of rupture is both intensely creative and deeply political.

Keywords


art, early childhood education, body, Deleuze and Guattari

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International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies

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