Confessing Critical Frictions in the Arts and Education



In this article, the author presents visual and written documentation of engagement in a socially engaged work of art, Flashpoints: Critical Frictions in the Arts and Education. This work was enacted through a mobile art gallery, The Confessional, as part of a series of performances at an academic art history symposium entitled Fictions and Frictions: The Power and Politics of Narrative. Through confessions of critical frictions, this artistic and pedagogical intervention gestures towards reconciliation around the power dynamics of aspects of identity.

Keywords: arts education, arts-based research, phenomenology, critical pedagogy, critical theory, reflective practice, flashpoints

How to Cite: Travis, S. (2022) “Confessing Critical Frictions in the Arts and Education”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. 39(1). doi: