Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ethnography & the arts

I must admit to having no idea what we would uncover when I proposed a small study to try to understand how the arts (galleries, concerts, theatre, etc.) fitted into people's lives.

We selected two subjects for a pilot. A female and male. We followed each for a day and then revealed to them at the end that we were interested in the arts (they had no idea during the time we shadowed them). For the last couple of hours of the day with them we played back footage and asked them narrate what was going on - in their minds and their actions. We recorded the interviews and dubbed them over the films. Have a look. The three clips can be viewed here, here and here.

Let me know what you think.

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