‘Technologies of Memory and Affect’ is an interdisciplinary 2 day Conference, a Visual Methodologies Workshop and an Exhibition to be held in Adelaide immediately prior to the Adelaide Fringe Festival from February 16-17 2017 at Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.
Keynotes: Professor Deb Verhoeven and Dr Romaine Moreton and the participation of the ‘Unbound Collective’.
This suite of events aims to bring together creative practice and research with memory and affect as they emerge and become apparent in specifically technological spaces. We interpret our core concepts broadly around theoretical lines of longevity and impermanence; tangibility and ephemerality; sensation, intimacy and bodily engagement; subjective narrative and digital data.
The workshop and exhibition aspects aim to make visible a range of invisible technologies and our entanglement with them, through embodiment, affect, materiality and digital interfaces. Technologies – from the printing press to the camera to the internet – create objects that leave traces. We will illuminate some of those traces by drawing them forth into the visual and aural realm as an exploration of the nexus between research, practice and communication.
From academics and creative practitioners in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts, we invite 300-word proposals for:
Conference papers (both single- and jointly-authored);
Creative presentations and demonstrations of practical work;
Fully formed panels (comprising 3 papers or 2 papers and a respondent)
Participation in exhibition and preceding workshop (date TBC)
Should you wish to engage in multiple aspects of this theme please submit separate proposals for each component. Papers, presentations and/or workshop proposals may canvass a range of themes including:
Submissions and queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs: Conference participation has been subsidised and is set at $80 waged and $50 concession. A limited number of fee-waiver positions are being held for HDR students and ECRs. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for these places in a brief accompanying email. Individual artists/workshop participants are responsible for the framing, transport and insurance for their works. There is no fee to exhibit in the space.
Curators: Technolgies of Memory and Affect are a group of scholars and creative artists from the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University who work at the intersection of media, technology, memory, visual arts, literature, creativity and material cultures.