posted by organizer: SEvans || 1070 views || tracked by 2 users: [display]

CFP ASAP 2016 : the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present/8: Alternatives to the Present (University of Tartu, Estonia, September 3-5)


FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle

Link: http://asap8.ut.ee
 
When Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016
Where University of Tartu, Estonia
Submission Deadline Mar 26, 2016
Categories    interdisciplinary   humanities   media   social sciences
 

Call For Papers

Alternatives to the Present

How and to what ends do the contemporary arts conceptualize, represent, and model new spaces and temporalities?

In recent years, much has been said about the difficulty of representing new spaces and times at “the end of history.” Fredric Jameson and Mark Fisher have famously pronounced that it is nowadays easier to imagine apocalypse on Earth than it is to conceive of an alternative to the timespace of capitalism. And yet surely there are still possibilities for introducing temporal and spatial otherness to the imagination in the forms of heterochrony, alternate futures and histories, and alternate conceptions of temporality and spatiality based in nonwestern cultures, affective perception, digital media, and barter or gift economies (not to mention altered states both geopolitical and cognitive).

The manifold practices of today’s literary, visual, media, and performing arts are in fact often devoted precisely to conceiving of such alternatives. Indeed, a minimal impulse towards some kind of "alterity" could be said to penetrate all art, irrespective of its medium, genre, place of origin, or ideological orientation. Therefore, we invite papers that examine the present status of imagining alternative spaces and times in all forms of contemporary art and artistic practice.


Possible topics include
• possibilities for hybrid genres and artistic mediums
• new narrative forms and unnatural narratives
• art and theory that imagines the future or past
• the artistic possibilities of imagining radical difference today
• utopias, dystopias, and the changing status of utopian thinking as "social dreaming"
• heterotopia and heterochrony
• “zones” (of fantastic origin, of heterotopic space, of multidimensional time)
• the contemporary practice of futurisms (“Afro-Futurism,” "Sino-Futurism," etc.
• architectural alternatives: ecotopia, ecopolis, etc.
• sciences and the arts of the present
• the timespace of augmented reality and digital gaming
• time and the aural, the times/space of soundscape, music and heterotopia
• dramatic timing, reimaginings of time and space as performance
• manifesting alternative spaces and times specific to various artistic mediums: literature, visual arts, installation art, film, TV, theatre, music, digital arts, street art, performance art, architecture, urban planning


In keeping with the mission of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, we are especially interested in sessions that feature more than one artistic medium and more than one national tradition. The program committee will give preference to panels and roundtables that feature papers by scholars and artists working across and between disciplines.

Proposals should include 300-word abstracts for papers or 700-word abstracts for roundtables or panels, with email addresses and brief biographical statement for each speaker.

See [asap8.ut.ee] for more information or contact [asap8info@gmail.com] with inquiries.

ASAP/8: "Artistic Alternatives to the Present" is hosted by University of Tartu in collaboration with the Program Committee of ASAP. The symposium's host organizers are Marina Grishakova and Jaak Tomberg, University of Tartu.

Deadline for submitting proposals: MARCH 26, 2016.
Please send submissions in Microsoft Word format to [asap8info@gmail.com]

Related Resources

SE2020-SEC 2016   6-th International Symposium on Shaping Europe 2020: socio-economic challenges (Virtual Edition)
IICAHHawaii 2017   The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Hawaii 2017
ACL 2016   The 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
NAACL-HLT 2016   The 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies
IJHAS 2016   International Journal of Humanities, Art and Social Studies
ICOSH 2016   2016 5th International Conference on Sociality and Humanities (ICOSH 2016)
THE SOCIAL 2016   The 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference
ASAP 2016   Application-Specific Systems, Architectures, and Processors
Arts & Humanities Partnerships 2016   What Crisis?: How Extraordinary Partnerships with the Arts and Humanities are Transforming the Way We Think, Work, and Live
ICSSH 2017   2017 6th International Conference on Social Science and Humanity (ICSSH 2017)