[CFP] Performance, the Body and Time in the 21st Century

26-27 June 2013
Hosted by: exist
Project Gallery
Queensland College of Art
Griffith University
226 Grey Street, South Bank Qld 4101

This two-day symposium will explore issues surrounding Performance, the Body and Time in the 21st century. How is the ever-increasing pace of technology generation affecting us as artists and audiences? How have the advances made in the 21st century changed the way we create, the way we consume and how we collaborate?

The premier exist conference will take place 26- 27 June. It will be held at the Queensland College of Art – Project Gallery, Brisbane. The Queensland College of Art, established in 1881, is one of Australia’s longest-running art and design colleges and is situated at Brisbane’s South Bank.

Proposals for papers and presentations are invited which connect with questions on the experience of Performance, the Body and Time in the 21st Century. Possible themes may include:

* Hyper-realism and the experience of time in art
* Performance and the body in time
* Utopia, the sublime, ecstasy and transcendence in art
* Digital performance and the body3d visualization and gaming in art
* Globalization and the singularity of the body in performance
* Development of art materials in the 21st century
* Connecting with digital audiences
* Durational performance in the 21st century
* Two Bodies in Space: Performing as a Duo
* Body Politics in contemporary mediatised performance
* Gender performance in mass-media culture

Conference proceedings will be produced and published online. Abstract proposals (up to 500 words) should be submitted with authors’ details provided separately, so that submissions can be reviewed, blind, by a Conference Review Panel.

Please send your proposal as a Word document attached to an email addressed to exist@live.com.au with subject exist-symposia. Please ensure that your email includes your full name, affiliation, address, email address and phone number (Please DO NOT INCLUDE THESE DETAILS WITH YOUR ABSTRACT).

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 8th April 2013.

The Conference Review Panel aims to complete the review process by 30th April 2013.

More information here.