[CFP] Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment

Here’s another cfp that might be of interest to readers of Bodies|Sounds|Technologies:

Nordic Summer University / Nordiskt Sommaruniversitet
Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment
27 July – 3 August 2012
Brandbjerg, Denmark

The Summer Symposium 2012 is the final of six meetings in the Study Circle 7: “Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment”, organized by the Nordic Summer University (NSU). The study circle invites researchers and artists from all fields to take part in discussions on the theme: Strategies for Embodiment within Artistic Research; questioning and probing ways of embodying and communicating artistic research processes and their outcomes.

The theme for this, the third year of our study circle, is writing and dissemination. The focus will be on language and discourse, and the development of strategies for writing and disseminating the experiences drawn from the field of Artistic Research.

As a rapidly evolving discipline Artistic Research is the site of ongoing epistemological debate regarding the foundation, scope and validity of the knowledge it uncovers and creates and the mechanisms by which it embodies such knowledge. This symposium will address the issue of writing about this knowledge. In order to advance the debate, we will focus on notions of embodiment as they have emerged in our discussions to date and also with regard to the proposals received in response to this call.

At the Winter Symposium 2012 it was agreed that the theme for our Summer Session 2012 would be: writing about artistic research and artistic research on writing. For the Summer Symposium we welcome proposals for presentations of artistic research on writing in various formats, ranging from demonstrations and presentations/excerpts of artistic work, to theoretical reflections in the form of short papers and suggestions for panel discussions.

Presentations may be in one of the following time-frames/formats:
– 5 min presentation + 25 min discussion
– 15 min presentation + 15 min discussion
– 40 minutes presentation + 20 min discussion
– Anthology session. Session based on a draft of the article for the anthology.
Please specify which of the above formats you wish to use in your proposal.

Specifications of the different formats
– The 5 min presentation followed by a 25 min discussion is appropriate where material has been distributed beforehand. This may include regular papers but also material from work in progress, for example posters, drawings, sound, film, other textual material etc. We will accept papers of maximum 4000 words, these papers may be drafts or work in progress. Text and drawings must be sent in PDF or JPG format. Sound and film material must be accessible through a web link. Please note that there will be a deadline for pre-distributed material and articles.
– The 15 min presentation is a free format for any kind of presentation: performance, paper or other. It will be followed by 15 min for discussions.
– The 40min. + 20min. is exclusively for practical work like panel discussions, performances, workshops, work-in-progress, showings etc.
– Presenters may also propose one to three short quotations (distributed to the other participants in advance) as a starting point for a discussion and or a process of reflecting on theory.
– We welcome proposals for poster presentations.
You are welcome to use additional materials such as images, audiovisual footage or whatever is relevant to your work.
The length of the proposals should be no more than 350 words, plus a short CV, (or just a short CV if you intend to participate without presenting).
Please, let us also know:
1. In which format(s) you wish to present.
2. What facilities you need, i.e. what kind of equipment, space etc.
3. The language of your presentation.
4. The proposed length of your presentation

Presentations may be either in a Scandinavian language or in English. Please consider that there are participants who may not speak a Scandinavian languages. Presentations in English will be favored.

The extended deadline for proposals is 15th June 2012. You can find out more at www.nsuweb.net.

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