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Communiquer la recherche en arts numériques : Une approche info-communicationnelle de la documentation

Abstract : Art research is characterized by a polarized articulation between art practice and theory. This thesis proposes to transfer this symptomatic paradigm from this discipline to the pragmatic question of the modalities of its scientific communication. The form of the latter is debated by the actors of the French higher art schools, who defend freedom in the face of the predominant model of academic writing. The hypothesis of this thesis is that documentation becomes a plausible form of scientific communication adapted to art research. To deal with this object of study, digital arts research, which is most often interdisciplinary, cooperative and collective, has proved particularly relevant, since the plurality and fragmentation of its results make it possible to break out of the practical versus theoretical dichotomy. Indeed, the latter involving several participants are divided between artistic creations, technological developments and theoretical contributions. The observation of a shift from documentation to scientific communication is conditioned by the existence of documentary enunciation; since knowledge, regardless of the discursive practice used, is embodied in a discourse understood as the result of an enunciative act. Three exploratory case studies were conducted around three documentary devices established by actors in digital arts research in France and Quebec - the Cahier de Résidence de Kawenga, territories numériques, the Répertoire des œuvres hypermediatiques and other sections of the NT2 laboratory website, and the Archive Arc_Danse developed at the Hexagram-UQAM laboratory. The methodology used raises the documentary statement thought to be an extension of the editorial statement as an operational concept. It is divided into two stages. The first one studies the documentation as an information-communication device using, depending on the field, different tools and modes of involvement of the researcher. The second examines documentary objects using a semiotic approach in order to directly identify the index marks of the documentary utterance and to jointly identify the reported and concealed utterers. This results in the characterization of specific enunciative regimes. This thesis supports the idea that documentation conveys a documentary discourse to the point that it can be used as a means of communication and no longer as a tool for the neutral transfer of information content from documents to users. It also details several attributes that attest concretely to its ability to respond to the info-communication issues specific to digital arts research and more generally to art research.
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Stéphane Bellin. Communiquer la recherche en arts numériques : Une approche info-communicationnelle de la documentation. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université d'Avignon, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017AVIG1178⟩. ⟨tel-01745667⟩

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