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[ecrea] CfP deadline: Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) issue 8.1

Tue Jul 24 10:44:06 GMT 2018

CfP: /Moving Image Review & Art Journal <,id=207/view,page=0/>/(MIRAJ)

Issue 8:1 : Beside Chantal Akerman’s NOW

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first peer-reviewed publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all forms of artists’ moving image and media artworks.

This special edition invites calls for papers reflecting on the renowned artist and filmmaker, Chantal Akerman’s, film practice, particularly the moving image works she developed in the context of gallery exhibition.

The editors invite contributions from art historians and critics, film and media scholars, curators, and, not least, practitioners. We seek pieces that offer theories of the present moment but also writings that propose historical re-readings. We welcome essays that:

  * re-view canonical works and texts, or identify ruptures in the
    standard histories of artists’ film and video;
  * discuss the development of media arts, including the history of
    imaging technologies, as a strand within the history of art;
  * address issues of the ontology and medium-specificity of film, video
    and new media, or the entanglement of the moving image in a
    ‘post-medium condition’;
  * attempt to account for the rise of projected and screen-based images
    in contemporary art, and the social, technological, or
    political-economic effects of this proliferation;
  * investigate interconnections between moving images and still images;
    the role of sound; the televisual; and the interaction of the moving
    image with other elements including technology, human presence and
    the installation environment;
  * analyse para-cinematic or extra-cinematic works to discover what
    these tell us about cinematic properties such as temporal
    progression or spectatorial immersion or mimetic representation;
  * explore issues of subjectivity and spectatorship;
  * investigate the spread of moving images beyond the classical spaces
    of the cinema and galleries, across multiple institutions, sites and
    delivery platforms;
  * consider the diverse uses of the moving image in art: from political
    activism to pure sensory and aesthetic pleasure, from reportage to
    documentary testimony, from performativity to social networking;
  * suggest new methods of theorizing and writing the moving image.

Submission deadline: 31 July 2018

Send all contributions and proposals by e-mail in DOC or RTF format to the editorial assistants:(miraj /at/ <mailto:(miraj /at/>

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