Call for Papers - Expanded Cinema @ Tate Modern April 2009

From: Duncan White (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 15 2008 - 08:35:30 PDT

Dear all, this is a call for papers announcing:

"Expanded Cinema: Activating the Space of Reception"
Tate Conference, London
April 17th-18th 2009

Central St Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London) and Tate Modern are pleased to announce an exciting two-day conference aimed at reconsidering film and video art practices associated with the international and experimental tradition of Expanded Cinema.

We invite papers that critically address Expanded Cinema as a historical category. We hope that this will open up debates surrounding Expanded Cinema as a model for future practices that challenge cultural and theoretical assumptions regarding narrative structures and “cinematic experience.”

Key themes are (but should not be excluded to):

Expanded Cinema and the Context of Reception
• Expanded histories, definitions, early precedents
• Gallery, the cinema, TV
• Multi-screens, projections
Expanded Cinema and Social Space
• Audiences, spectatorship
• Narrative and social space
• Spectacle
Discourses of the Body: Live Performance in Expanded Cinema
• Performance art and film, video and digital technologies
• Interventions, actions and happenings
• Live film and video
Media Environments: Expanded Cinema in the Digital Age
• Installation, time, space structures
• Interactive narratives
• Video, the digital, virtual arts

Please send 300 word abstracts for 20 minute illustrated papers to Dr Duncan White email suppressed> at British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, 107-109 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DU

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