An analytical apparatus for including art-research evidence in a systematic review

Session Type
Evidence synthesis innovations and technology
Hannes K1, Siegesmund R2
1MultiModality Methods Group (M3) / KU Leuven, Belgium, Belgium
2Arts based research global consortium, US

Background: In times of crisis art provides an outlet for many to express their feelings, emotions and experiences. We collected art-research works to answer the question how to best sustain life on earth under pandemic lock down conditions.
Objectives:Starting from a multimodal research perspective this poster outlines how visual, art-research work can be analysed in a systematic review context.
Methods:We propose three different analytical techniques preceding an integrative synthesis of art-research work; thematic analysis, iconographic analysis and art and design related analysis.
Results:We argue that it is in the exercise of combining different analytical strategies that new synergies for integrative syntheses of dynamic art-research work are created. To prevent a loss of information, multimodal types of syntheses should consider the full range of visual, literary, sonic, tactile and multimodal dimensions of expression.
Conclusions:Modes of representation should be adapted to the nature of the evidence included. This poster includes a visual of an online gallery in which art-research evidence can be stored and an example of how visual and performative art-research work can be merged with narrative accounts of evidence to produce an original audio-visual synthesis outcome.
Patient, public and/or healthcare consumer involvement: The integrative, audio-visual synthesis outcome is accessible on social media as part of our public outreach plan.