The title ‘Back through the looking glass’ reflects my ongoing engagement with the evolving and dynamic biannual International Visual Research Methods Conference. What I really like about the IVM is the way it encourages innovation and change rather than becoming a staid repetition that rolls out a similar format and style that engenders inertia. To some extent this is encouraged by the newness of the conference team every two years; different people, different places and new ideas and ways of thinking mean that each conference is fresh and exciting, but also resonant of the original aims of IVM, to enable a space for sharing, learning, exploring and of course challenging visual methodologies, performances and practices.
Mannay, D. (2017). Back Through the Looking Glass: A Review of the Fourth International Visual Methods Conference. Visual Methodologies, 5(1), 9-13.