[NetBehaviour] CFE - Coding and decoding borders at the dawn of the 21st century

JOANA joanamoll at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 12:35:07 CET 2015


Sorry for crossposting...

CALL FOR PROJECTS

Coding and decoding borders at the dawn of the 21st century
>From 13 to 30 April 2016, Brussels.

Coding and decoding borders at the dawn of the 21st century is an event
encompassing art, research and practice. Combining an exhibition and an
international conference, it will host, at the Faculty of Architecture
and the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Free University
of Brussels, and at the Headquarters of the World Customs Organization
(WCO), researchers, artists and experts who will discuss the growing
technologization of controls of persons, goods or capital which cross
borders. As with the previous events organized by the antiAtlas of
Borders, this conference/exhibition truly breaks away from
compartmentalization of the fields of knowledge, creation and practice.
By offering different levels of lecture and of participation, it opens
up beyond academic, political and professional circles to reach the
public at large.

The call for projects is for the exhibition which will be held from 13
to 30 April at the Espace Architecture La Cambre Horta on the Flagey
campus of the Free University of Brussels.


The exhibition curators and the Scientific and Artistic Committee are
seeking diverse works (net.art, installations, videos, documentaries,
video games, plastic arts, etc.) that reflect the processes related to
the technologization of border controls, whether relating to persons,
goods or capital. For the past 20 years, many stakeholders (researchers,
journalists, NGO workers and activists, elected politicians, employees
of national administrations and international organizations, etc.) have
been observing, documenting, studying and at times condemning the
technologization of border controls. Alongside the militarization of
borders, traditional control systems are now complemented by the
deployment at state borders of increasingly sophisticated technologies
(biometrics, robots, walls, integrated surveillance systems, data
mining, big data, etc.) to control movements of population groups,
goods, capital and information. Analysts of this intensive deployment of
technology generally tend to look at the objects of control separately:
persons, goods and capital. Yet we should also look into the question of
the possible movement and transfer of knowledge and techniques from one
of these objects to another. Any analysis of border controls, whatever
the object, needs to look at the same questions, namely efficiency,
“fraud” and diversion.

* * *

Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 January 2016

Date of selection of works by the scientific and artistic committee: 30
January 2016

The projects should be submitted in the form of PDF files, comprising a
presentation of the project and the visuals, to the following address:
antiatlas.contact at gmail.com (antiAtlas is unable to finance the
production of new works, but the projects selected will receive EUR 500
for the distribution rights)

antiAtlas web site: www.antiatlas.net/en

> download the call for projects:
http://www.antiatlas.net/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/12/call-for-projects.pdf

* * *

Exhibition curators: Isabelle Arvers (antiAtlas, Kareron) and Nathalie
Levy (ULB Free University of Brussels)

Communication: Myriam Boyer (antiAtlas, Kareron)

Organizing Committee: Andrea Rea (ULB Free University of Brussels),
Thomas Cantens (WCO, antiAtlas), Patricia Revesz (WCO), Cédric Parizot
(IREMAM, CNRS/Aix Marseille University, antiAtlas), Anne Laure
Amilhat-Szary (PACTE, CNRS/University of Grenoble, antiAtlas), Jean
Cristofol (Ecole supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence, antiAtlas),
Federica Infantino (ULB Free University of Brussels, antiAtlas), Julien
Jeandesboz (ULB Free University of Brussels), Antoine Vion (LEST,
CNRS/Aix Marseille University)

Scientific Committee: Anne Laure Amilhat-Szary (PACTE, CNRS/University
of Grenoble, antiAtlas), Didier Bigo (King’s College), Thomas Cantens
(WCO/antiAtlas), Jean Cristofol (École supérieure d’art
d’Aix-en-Provence, antiAtlas), Federica Infantino (ULB Free University
of Brussels, antiAtlas), Dirk Jacobs (ULB Free University of Brussels),
Julien Jeandesboz (ULB Free University of Brussels), Christian Olsson
(ULB Free University of Brussels), Cédric Parizot (IREMAM, Aix
Marseille), Andrea Rea (ULB Free University of Brussels), Patricia
Revesz (WCO), Antoine Vion (LEST, University Aix Marseille)

Partners: Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Free
University of Brussels, Group for Research on Ethnic Relations,
Migration & Equality (GERME), World Customs Organization, antiAtlas des
frontières, Institute for Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim
World (CNRS/Aix Marseille University), LabexMed project (Aix Marseille
university, Fondation A*midex), Mediterranean Laboratory of Sociology
(CNRS/Aix Marseille University), Labour Economics and Sociology
Laboratory (CNRS/Aix Marseille University), PACTE (CNRS/University of
Grenoble), Kareron and the Ecole supérieure d’Art d’Aix en Provence.



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