Aesthetically Translated Socialities is part of Doley's current research under a creative led PhD at UNSW Art and Design (2015-2018).
It investigates alternative ways of visualising socially engaged art, specifically socially engaged performance. Through a feminist/queer method and creative practice this project examines how socially engaged art is/can be used as a generative tool to bring forth 'ideal' political aesthetics and futures.
It is proposed that a method of aesthetic translation and interpretation of the ‘live’ can attend to the complex interpersonal, bodily and political propositions of the socially engaged project. This is what I am terming Aesthetically Translated Socialities.