The Double Guru: Layers of Witnessing

  • Amanda Levey Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association, New Zealand
  • Rachel Grimwood Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association, New Zealand
Keywords: witnessing, video, greenscreen, movement, duoethnography

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Creative Arts Educ Ther (2018) 4(2):109–117 DOI: 10.15212/CAET/2018/4/18

The Double Guru: Layers of Witnessing

Abstract

This creative contribution describes a duoethnography research practice that Amanda and Rachel have developed – a process of witnessing both each other’s solo as well as shared movement-based creative explorations in nature. This creative partnership has been developed over a period of over ten years and the pair often teach and perform together. They jokingly refer to their witnessing process as ‘the double guru’ as they feel that their joint creative work yields a form of wisdom not available to them as individuals. It is also a comment on the fact that their pedagogy relies on an inter-relational style that is incompatible with a didactic individualistic model. Images and a transcript of verbal reflections from video and greenscreen technology are presented here to give examples of their creative process.

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2018-12-01
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Levey, A., & Grimwood, R. (2018). The Double Guru: Layers of Witnessing. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET), Pages 109 - 117. Retrieved from http://caet.inspirees.com/caetojsjournals/index.php/caet/article/view/142
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