Call for Conference Papers

We are pleased to accept presentation proposals for our third annual screendance conference to be held in May 2015 that explore the theme, “The Politics of Space”.

We welcome abstracts for 20-minute moderated panel presentations that address any aspect of this theme, which can be interpreted broadly in order to foster dialogues concerning how the intersection of diverse movement and image forms investigate, create, and interpret space. Areas of interest within this topic, include but are not limited to:

screendance & ecology

virtual reality/computer simulated environments

the body as site (of enquiry, protest, etc.)

urban planning/historical versus contemporary use of space

The 2015 conference dates are: May 22-24, to be held at the Médiathèque of Le Creusot (one hour by TGV train from Paris).

All conference papers will be considered for publication online and in print following the conference.

SPECIAL NOTE: In recent years, we have received a number of proposals that address screendance in a very general sense, which we were unable to include. The conference audience is largely a specialized public, composed of artists and scholars already working within the field of screendance. We seek proposals that take this into consideration by addressing original topics supported by strong methodologies and references, rather than general concepts regarding screendance.

The working language of the conference is English.

Presentation proposals: please send BOTH a 500 word abstract and a brief bio or C.V. no later than February 10, 2015 to specialprograms@videodansebourgone.com

Be sure that your proposal provides a solid description of what you plan to present, how you will support your argument, and your major references/methodologies, etc.

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