[rohrpost] CFP: Challenging Corporealities: Reconfigurations between Materiality and Discursivity, International Conference – Barcelona, 9th-10th November, 2017

Ingeborg Reichle ingeborg.reichle at kunstgeschichte.de
Do Apr 27 18:35:44 CEST 2017

CFP Deadline: June 25th 2017

1st International Conference "Challenging Corporalities:
reconfigurations between materiality and discursiveness"
Universitat de Barcelona, 9th and 10th November 2017


Organized by the AASD Research Group – Art, Architecture and Digital
Societat – of the Universitat de Barcelona in the framework of the
research project subsidized by the Ministry of Economy and
Competitiveness “Art, Architecture and New Materialism”.
November 9-10, 2017, at the Faculty of Geography and History (UB). C /
Montalegre 6-8. 08001 Barcelona.

Recent years have seen a proliferation of discourses that have
variously approached the divide intrinsic to the Cartesian conception
of the self or subject. The division between mind and body, along with
other dualisms (natural/artificial, human/non-human, living/dead… ),
has contributed to sustaining an anthropocentric worldview that can no
longer account for the emerging practices and discourses that are
trying to return materiality to the spotlight.

Challenging Corporealities: Reconfigurations between Materiality and
Discursivity aims at bringing together researchers working on recent
material and discursive reconfigurations that have set out to explore
the corporeal: politicizations of discomfort in which the causality of
material conditions is once again taken into consideration; the
decentring of the subject to highlight object agency and “vibrant
materialities”; discourses on biological issues that challenge
normative conceptions of sex and gender through corporeal materiality;
concepts and theories offering alternative tools to approach the
corporeal in artistic creation, and other phenomena in which the
hitherto neglected body is given greater significance.

The three thematic focal points of the conference are the following:

Techno-scientific bodies
Poetics of the body in contemporary dance
Embodiments of discomfort

Techno-scientific bodies

This panel encourages submissions dealing with artistic discourses and
practices that are situated at the multiple intersections between
body, science, and technology. Topics covered in the proposals may
include (but are not limited) to the following:

New forms of corporeality, identity or subjectivity associated with
the techno-scientific
Redefinitions of nature and the living by means of techno-science
Corporeal explorations in bio art, robot art, bionic art,
biotechnological art, digital art, artistic practices involving
artificial life, etc.
Biopolitical discourses and practices related to the use of new
New techno-scientific imageries
Methodologies to approach artistic practices that establish a link
between body and techno-science.

Keynote: Dr. Marina Núńez (Universidad de Vigo)

Poetics of the body in contemporary dance

The proposals to be presented in this panel will deal with the new
role of the body in contemporary dance. Their analysis of the body and
contemporary dance practices will be framed by theories of dance and
phenomenological philosophy. Topics to be analysed include:

The body and phenomenology in dance
The body as an imaginary construct
The thinking and feeling body in postmodern dance
The new objectivity of the moving body
New poetics of the body in dance

Keynote: Dr. Roberto Fratini (Institut del Teatre, Barcelona)

Embodiments of discomfort

 Under the heading “embodiments of discomfort,” we wish to gather a
series of contributions approaching the topic from two angles: On the
one hand, we are interested in proposals that look at recent phenomena
by means of theories of affect, welfare and gender. On the other hand,
this panel encourages submissions from researchers who seek an
understanding of cultural practices embodying recent political crises,
with a particular focus on those practices thematising geo-political
events beyond a Euro-American framework.

Politicizations of discomfort
Welfare ethics in artistic processes
Artistic performances in dictatorial regimes and other cultures marked
by state intervention
Approaches to actionism in countries with socialist and communist
societies or heritage
Performative redefinitions of cultural categories such as sex, gender,
sexual orientation, etc.
Novel readings of actionist art
Bodily trash

Keynotes: Marcelo Expósito –member of the academic direction of
Independent Studies Program (PEI), MACBA-  and Dr. Pavlína Morganová
–Academy of Fine Arts, Prague-.

People who are interested in participating are invited to send an
abstract by June 25th 2017 to the following e-mail address:
challengingcorporealities at gmail.com.

Papers can be carried out in English, Catalan and Spanish. In order to
facilitate the communication between the attendees we ask that they be
done in English or that a version of the paper in this language will
be prepared.

Proposal format (two separate documents):


Format .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt
Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan
Abstract (300 words maximum)
Between 3 and 5 keywords.

Short biography:

Format .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt
Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan
Name and surname
Institutional affiliation (in case of having it)
Email address
Brief curriculum (100 words maximum)
Information and contact person (only if the communication is presented
by more than one author)
Abstract title

You will receive confirmation of acceptance of the proposed
presentation by July 18th, 2017.

Each paper is allocated 20 minutes and will be followed by a discussion.

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