[NetBehaviour] CALL FOR PROPOSALS - APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS (site version française)
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS - APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS (site version française)
DEADLINE for submissions is December 7, 2014
RE-CREATE 2015 The 10th anniversary and sixth international conference
on the histories of Media, Art Science and Technology
Hexagram, Concordia University and Université du Québec à Montréal in
collaboration with Media at McGill and CIRMMT- McGill Montréal, Canada. 5-8
November 2015 Re-Create CFP Submission Site
Re-Create 2015, the sixth international Conference on the Histories of
Media, Art Science and Technology will mark the 10th Anniversary of the
Re conference series. Re-Create 2015 is devoted to exploring what
theories, methodologies and techniques can be used to understand past,
present and indeed, future paradigms of creative material practice
involving technologies within research contexts from a historical and
critical point of view.
The title Re-Create is an abbreviation for the term “research-creation”,
part of a growing international movement which goes by many names:
“practice-led research,” “research-led practice,” and “artistic
research,” among others.
While the link between research and practice seems to be a new horizon,
the media-based arts have long been at the intersection of the
humanities, sciences, and engineering and present a critical site in
which to take up the changing relationships between knowledge, power,
Research normally signifies modes of acquiring new knowledge that
coherently and systematically advance a field and is grounded and
validated by both social frameworks (peers) and existing bodies of
knowledge. Similarly, research in conjunction with material practice
demands that making be historically, theoretically and methodologically
framed and valorized.
Re-Create 2015 seeks to interrogate the historical entanglement of
research and making within a wide and diverse set of international
sites, disciplines and contexts: from non-institutional creative
research initiatives driven by artists and designers in the streets, to
the labyrinths of industry funded research labs and universities. From
unknown or ignored histories of research-based practices in Latin
America, Asia and Indigenous communities to government funded
initiatives, the conference will thus critically explore the ongoing and
productive tensions between theory, method and making in the histories
of media, art, science and technology.
Potential contributors to the conference should focus thematic panel
sessions or individual papers on one of the following areas of
LAB STUDIES : Studies on how artists and designers have historically
worked in industry, universities and collective, grass roots-based
CURATORIAL ACTIONS AND PRACTICES : How have research paradigms
historically entered into curatorial practices and how have they been
framed, exhibited and articulated?
ANTI-INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH : Historical profiles of non-institutionally
based research-driven explorations.
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS : How have theoretical paradigms in media, art,
science and technology historically evolved structuralism in the 1960s
or media studies to current work in affect theory, media archaeology,
critical post-humanist approaches derived from STS, appropriation and
remix aesthetics, feminist new materialism, queer and postcolonial
studies, enactive and distributed cognition?
METHODOLOGIES : What can methodological tools emerging from the human
and social sciences like ethnography, historiography, archaeology,
genealogy and other qualitative techniques provide to the historical and
critical positioning of practice?
INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERSECTIONS AND IMPACTS : Exploration of the
formation and rise of interdisciplinary research fields (image science,
sound studies, science studies, sensory studies, environmental studies)
and their impact on the construction of media art histories.
DIGITAL HUMANITIES : What is the historical relationship between the
digital humanities and the histories of media, art, science and technology?
SITES: How historically have sites of research and practice in media
art, science and technology evolved outside of the predominant spheres
of Europe and North America and what forms have they taken?
The conference program will include competitively selected peer-reviewed
individual papers, panel presentations and poster sessions as well as a
number of keynotes and invited speakers and a parallel satellite program
of events with Hexagram partners including core cultural institutions in
Montreal. In the interest of maintaining a concentrated conference
program, there will be a series of plenary sessions as well as
accompanying poster sessions. Each of the plenaries as well as the
poster sessions will mix together scholars and practitioners
representing different cultural perspectives. The conference will be
held in English and French, with live translation.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Re-Create 2015 welcomes contributions from researchers, artists,
designers, scholars and technologists working across diverse
disciplines, sites and practices. We particularly encourage scholars and
creators from international contexts outside of Europe and North America.
ABOUT THE CONTEXT AND THE HOST
The conference will take place in Montreal hosted by Hexagram, the
international network for media, art, design and digital culture
(http://hexagram.ca). It is the largest network of its kind in Canada
and one of the largest internationally dedicated to research-led
creative practices. Ten years after the inaugural Re-Fresh conference at
the Banff New Media Institute in 2005, the return of the conference to
Canada and specifically to Quebec, offers a pertinent context to address
the evolution of research in the histories of media, art, science and
conference will be held across the two core Hexagram sites at Concordia
University and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The venues
are within walking distance from each other, centrally located in
vibrant, downtown Montreal – the digital arts and culture capital of
250 word abstracts of proposals, panel presentations and posters should
be submitted in either Text, RTF, Word or PDF formats. Texts can be
submitted in French and in English. The DEADLINE for submissions is
December 7, 2014. Submitters will be informed by mid February 2015.
INFORMATION about the submission process and general information can be
found at: Re-Create Submission Site
Conference partners include Media at McGill, CIRMMT-McGill, Cinémathèque
québécoise, DHC-Art, Elektra/ACREQ, Goethe-Institut Montreal and others
to be announced.
Conference chairs and Hexagram Co-Directors: Chris Salter, artist,
Concordia University Research Chair and Associate Professor, Design and
Computation Arts, Concordia University (QC/CA/US/DE) and Gisèle Trudel
(QC/CA), artist and professor, École des arts visuels et médiatiques,
Université du Québec à Montréal.
Re-Create Local Organizing Committee: Thierry BARDINI, Barbara CLAUSEN,
Ricardo DAL FARRA, Jean DUBOIS, Jean GAGNON, Alice JIM, Jason LEWIS,
Jonathan LESSARD, Louise POISSANT, Chris SALTER, Cheryl SIM, Jonathan
STERNE, Alain THIBAULT, Gisele TRUDEL, Marcelo WANDERLEY Re-Create 2015
International Advisory Board: Marie-Luise ANGERER, Monika BAKKE, Samuel
BIANCHINI, Georgina BORN, Andreas BROECKMANN, Annick BUREAUD, Michael
CENTURY, Joel CHADABE, Dooeun CHOI, Ian CLOTHIER, Sarah COOK, Nina
CZEGLEDY, Sara DIAMOND, Diane DOMINGUES, Jean Paul FOURMENTRAUX, Zhang
GA, Sébastien GENVO, Orit HALPERN, Jens HAUSER, Denisa KERA, Felipe
César LONDONO, Natalie LOVELESS, Glenn LOWRY, Rafael LOZANO-HEMMER,
Roger MALINA, Sally Jane NORMAN, Nicolas NOVA, Jussi PARIKKA, Christiane
PAUL, Simon PENNY, Andrew PICKERING, Sundar SARRUKAI, Yukiko SHIKATA,
Michel VAN DARTEL, Ionat ZURR
MAH Honorary Board: Douglas DAVIS, Jasia REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE, Peter
MAH Conference Series Board: Sean CUBITT, Oliver GRAU, Linda HENDERSON,
Erkki HUHTAMO, Douglas KAHN, Martin KEMP, Machiko KUSAHARA, Tim LENOIR,
Gunalan NADARAJAN, Paul THOMAS
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