Call for Papers Issue 6.1&2
50 Years of British Artists’ Moving Image
Deadline: 15 August 2016
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the London Filmmakers’ Cooperative (LFMC) and the fortieth anniversary of London Video Arts (now LUX), articles are invited that reflect upon the histories, contexts and legacies of artists’ film and video practices in Britain since 1966. Download the full Call for Papers here
Articles are still being accepted for MIRAJ 5.1/5.2 until the end of March 2016. This issue has an open theme and we welcome articles, reviews and features on any topic within the general remit of the journal.
- re-view canonical works and texts, or identify ruptures in the standard histories of artists’ film and video;
- discuss the development of media arts, including the history of imaging technologies, as a strand within the history of art;
- address issues of the ontology and medium-specificity of film, video and new media, or the entanglement of the moving image in a ‘post-medium condition’;
- attempt to account for the rise of projected and screen-based images in contemporary art, and the social, technological, or political-economic effects of this proliferation;
- investigate interconnections between moving images and still images; the role of sound; the televisual; and the interaction of the moving image with other elements including technology, human presence and the installation environment;
- analyse para-cinematic or extra-cinematic works to discover what these tell us about cinematic properties such as temporal progression or spectatorial immersion or mimetic representation;
- explore issues of subjectivity and spectatorship;
- investigate the spread of moving images beyond the classical spaces of the cinema and galleries, across multiple institutions, sites and delivery platforms;
- consider the diverse uses of the moving image in art: from political activism to pure sensory and aesthetic pleasure, from reportage to documentary testimony, from performativity to social networking;
- suggest new methods of theorizing and writing the moving image.