Call for Session Proposals
Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 5-8 December 2014
The conference theme, GEOcritical, is a concoction that both delimits and opens up creative speculation. Taking the GEO prefix sits us firmly on earth, world, ground, and by extension, in specific places and conditions of being. Importantly for this conference, it can be the place from which to speak or create. Together with GEO, ‘critical’ can work in at least two ways: for example, referencing critique (in speaking, writing, process, action) in both its contemporary and historical frames; or in reference to the current state of the world or earth in which artists, designers and architects must inevitably intervene.
GEOcritical can drive discussion on both historical and contemporary creativity. At the broadest level, issues that might be addressed include: empires and imaging; shifting subjectivities; unstable centres and dissolving peripheries; vernacularisms; anxieties and urgency; transculturalism and migratory artists; spatial negotiations; land shaping; material/ immaterial; biographies; ecoventions.
Potential session convenors should send proposals in an email to the Session Curators:
Dr Karen Hall: Karen.Hall@utas.edu.au
Dr Deborah Malor: Deborah.Malor@utas.edu.au
Proposals should comprise: 300 word session proposal; 150 words on how the session articulates with the conference theme, GEOcritical; contact details (email/ phone) and affiliation of the proposer/s. Each panel will be of 3 papers (double panels by negotiation with Session Curators).
Any questions regarding panels should be addressed to the Session Curators
Deadline for Sessions Proposals with the Session Curators: Friday 23 May 2014