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CFP: Short Film Studies 9.2

Aims and Scopes

SFS is peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives.


The works that will be singled out for close study in Short Film Studies 9.2 are The Goodbye (El Adiós) (Clare Roquet, Spain, 2015, 14 min 55 sec) and Haunted Memory – The Cinema of Victor Erice(Adrian Martin and Christina Álvarez López, Spain, 2016, 13 min).


Article Submissions


SFS invites all students of the short film – including researchers, teachers and film-makers – to contribute to Short Film Studies 9.2. Each article should focus on either of the two works mentioned above and should not exceed 1500 words. Any aspect of the selected work may be chosen for study, including interpretive issues, dramaturgy, camera work, editing style, sound, closure, etc. Preference will be given to submissions which explore the premises of the film itself instead of taking the postulates of a particular theoretician as their principal focus and submissions should be conceived as analyses rather than reviews of the films. Potential contributors should begin by sending a max. 50-word abstract to the editor, Richard Raskin at shortfilmstudies@raskin.dk. A prompt response will follow, regarding the suitability of the proposed contribution and authors encouraged to proceed with their articles will be given submission guidelines that include a link to a shot-by-shot breakdown of the selected film.


The deadline for submitting completed articles for peer-review is 1 September 2018.


For more information about this Call for Papers including how to submit, please click here.

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Digital Echoes Symposium 2018
Coventry University

Call for Proposals: Digital Echoes Symposium 2018
Reflections off the Future
Date: 23 April 2018

As an acoustic phenomenon, an echo is a reflection of sound off a surface. The time it takes to reach this surface and return is proportional to the distance between the sound source and the surface. Digital Echoes began in 2011 engaging with reflections off the surfaces of the past, in the form of artistic responses to two digital dance archives. For Digital Echoes 2018, we invite contributions that reflect off the surfaces of the future. As the question “Where are we now?” was the starting point for the Dance Fields symposium at Roehampton in April 2017, we propose for Digital Echoes 2018 to ask, “Where are we going?” Therefore, for Digital Echoes 2018 we ask you to let your imaginations run free, to dream up how this future echo might appear. We make this proposal in the wake of the publicity surrounding Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015) and inspired by the concept of Future Studies, an interdisciplinary field not without its controversies (is it or is it not a field?). What interests us is the possibility of a certain rigor: the study and analysis of patterns of the past and present to explore “sustainable futures”.
In 2018, we are also going against the historical digital grain of the symposium (see Summary below), and encouraging contributions from a broader range of perspectives whether they consider themselves to be analogue, beyond- or Post-digital. It is up to you how far in the future you wish to travel, but just in case you get the impression this call is open for ‘anything’, we provide the following list of keywords: collective choreography, other bodies, touch and stillness, new materialism, immersive experience, what remains, inclusivity, forgetting, dance in museums, annotation practice, dance valuation, rethinking archives, trauma and the somatic, screen bodies, collecting societies, ownership and intangible Heritage. Presenters should aim to integrate concepts based on one or more of these keywords into their proposals.


SUMMARY OF PAST DIGITAL ECHOES

 

For the first Digital Echoes 2011 two artists, Oliver Scott and Efrosini Protopapa, were invited to use the digital dance archives (see Footnote 1) as a source for an artistic response. In 2012, Digital Echoes again took the digital dance archive as a key point of departure and connections were made between the archive and other digital cultural resources, and in 2014 the discussions turned to a wider consideration of the implications of digitization on openness and new models of access. In 2015, the symposium featured discussions and debate inspired by two large-scale European projects exploring how digital environments impact cultural heritage. The 2016 symposium called for a critical review of the impact of participation, “one of the most prominent legacies of the digital,” on how we imagine our future. In 2017, Digital Echoes took “dance digitization” as an opportunity to ask fundamental questions about dance “as we know it” in the time of networked computational media.

 

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSIONS

Paper presentations are limited to 20 minutes. Proposals for roundtables, demonstrations and other non-standard presentations will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

In your proposal please include the following:

Names of presenters and organisational/institutional affiliation(s)

Technical, space and duration requirements

Biography (max 100 words)

Title and type of submission (panel, poster, performance, etc.)

500 word abstract/description Bibliography (optional)

The deadline for submission of proposals is January 25th, 2018

Proposals should be emailed to researchadmin.ad@coventry.ac.uk

Registration for the event will cost £10/£20/£30 (internal/unwaged or student/standard) Organising committee: Prof. Scott deLahunta, Dr. Hetty Blades, Dr. Simon Ellis, Rosa Cisneros and Lily Hayward-Smith.

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Virtual Creativity 7.2 – special issue

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Virtual Creativity is now available.


This special issue of VCR gathers articles, art projects and visual essays, presented at ISEA2017 held in Manizales, Columbia, between 11 and 18 June 2017.


Articles within this issue include (partial list):


On space curves as a substrate for audio-visual composition

Authors: Lance Putnam

Page Start: 93


Technology has long provided artists with new tools and materials to inform or drive the concept, production and/or communication of their artworks. With the advent of computers, artists have an unprecedented degree of access to a vast realm of mathematical structures to use towards the production of artefacts. Harmonic space curves are a basic, yet rich virtual material for construction of audio-visual works that are noteworthy for their persistence across a diverse range of technologies. This is evidenced by a brief foray into mechanical, electronic and digital systems that produce space curves and the author’s own successes in utilizing space curves as a substrate for audio-visual synthesis and composition.


Avatar life-review: Virtual bodies in a dramatic paradox

Authors: Semi Ryu

Page Start: 121


This article will examine ongoing avatar life-review projects, in the light of drama therapy concepts and methods, exploring a hybrid model of avatar/drama therapy in a virtually mediated environment. The avatar life-review platform will incorporate techniques/methods of drama therapy and psychodrama such as role playing, role-reversal, doubling and mirroring as a hybrid therapeutic model between VR and theatre. It will address multiple states of self in dramatic paradox, especially for people with traumatic memories, disabilities, memory loss or mental health complications.


White Cart Loom

Authors: Vicky Isley and Paul Smith

Page Start: 147


British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith (collectively known as boredomresearch) were commissioned in 2016 by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to produce a new digital artwork with the aim of supporting Paisley’s bid to be City of Culture 2021. The commission was co-funded by UWS and Renfrewshire Council, Scotland. The resulting artwork titled White Cart Loom weaves a narrative combining Paisley’s rich industrial past with current scientific and ecological work, fighting to save a rare organism from extinction.

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