While working with audience experiences after the production Human Outphasing (Human afvikling) by Af Jacob Nossell, Thomas Corneliussen and Magnus Iuel Berg A Suitcase of Methods met up with Kristian Martiny, Postdoc at Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen. Kristian works as a researcher on Human Outphasing gathering data from different of audience interactions before, during and after the performance. The aim of the study is to explore what it takes to change peoples’ minds in regards to people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. The results of this interesting study will be out in spring 2017.
In the meantime, A Suitcase of Methods is being inspired by Kristian Martiny and Simon Høffding’s (PhD) thoughts on how to frame an interview. Particularly we agree with the standpoint that knowledge generated through an interview is always enacted, embodied, and embedded. This means that there is no such thing as ‘uncovering’ the true and constant experience. Instead, we have to consider the individual, the interviewer and the context when working with interviews on personal experiences and topics. The article also offers specific examples of effective interview questions.
Read their article here: Framing a phenomenological interview.