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CFP: Conference on Documentary Culture


Codes and Modes: The Character of Documentary Culture

A Conference at Hunter College, City University of New York
November 7- 9, 2014
abstracts due  June 22nd, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Brian Winston

Bringing together scholars, makers, graduate students, and curators, this event is an invitation to interrogate the social spaces and the formal and thematic boundaries within which contemporary documentary culture is produced.

Today a flourishing documentary culture finds its home in a variety of spaces of production, exhibition, and discussion: in the cinema, the gallery, the classroom, on youtube and increasingly, embedded in other forms of social and mobile media. Our goal is to promote critical dialogue around how documentary culture is taught, how it is learned, how it is reproduced and what assumptions and possibilities lie in this terrain.

We are pleased to announce a call for presentations of creative work, of modes of production and distribution, of papers, pane…

CFP: World Picture Conference 2014


World Picture Conference
ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
7-8 November 2014


Keynote lecture: Prof. Laurence Rickels, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste Karlsruhe

This year’s conference marks the occasion of an exciting collaboration between World Picture and the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry.

The theme of this year’s conference is abandon, a term that encompasses radical renunciation and immersive indulgence in its oscillation between abandonment of and abandonment to, between restraint and luxury, mindfulness and neglect. When we speak of abandonment we indicate a situation in which we take leave of something, or disband a collective entity, or else act in a way that suggests a disaggregation of certain protocols of behaviour, or belonging (as when we “laugh with abandon”). Discourses and scenes of media and politics are generally highly invested in ideas of taking-leave, breaking apart or away, acting with abandon. In the pre…