CFP: TempoRealities of Performance (8/1/07; journal issue)

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Extensions Journal Volume 4: TempoRealities of
Call For Submissions
Extensions invites submissions for its forthcoming
issue: TempoRealities of Performance. We welcome
scholarly essays, experimental writing, interviews,
reviews, media/Web-based art works/projects, and
documentation of music, dance, visual, sound, and
performance art that interrogate the relationship of
temporality to performance.
Time, particularly “the present,” has been configured
as the ontological force field that grounds
performance. Yet, the present as a temporal category,
and presence as material proof of that time, is being
challenged on many fronts. For example, how have the
virtual stages of new media shifted definitional
assumptions about presence and performance, and of
what constitutes a performance event? How have the
space-time compressions of globalized capital and
travel suggested simultaneous and sometimes competing
geo-temporalities? Do performance sites
create/condition/presuppose their own temporality? How
do archival technologies figuratively and literally
mediate performance?
Submission topics might include but are not limited
Intersections of spatiality and temporality
Technology and the archive
Ephemerality and endurance of performance
Lingering presents/presence
Futurity and/or historicity
Recyclings and (re)imaginings of pasts, presents, and
Foucauldian technologies of performance
Tempo, rhythm and other measurements of time
Performativity of time: spectacular, messianic, queer,
Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment and
Technology is an annual Web journal produced by the
graduate students of the UCLA Center for Performance
Studies ( Extensions
follows the Center's mission to “engage performance at
every front, to open and broaden the definition of
performance and the texts that prompt them, to explore
performance practices and test the ground on which
they rest.” Extensions is further dedicated to
interrogating performance according to new logics of
embodiment and technology, opening those terms to
methods and objects of contemporary scholarly and
artistic inquiry.

Submissions should be received/postmarked by August 1,
Essays should be sent to Other files should be
sent on CD or DVD to:
Extensions Journal c/o Harmony Bench
Glorya Kaufman Hall
120 Westwood Plaza, Suite 50 Box 951608
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608 USA

Articles must be sent in full as MS Word documents and
should follow MLA style. Images should be sent as .jpg
files and video submitted in QuickTime. We are also
happy to accept Flash (.swf) files. If applicable,
please include a thumbnail image to accompany your
submission. Inquiries regarding supportable file
formats and other questions should be directed to Extensions requires
hardcopy media files and 50-word bios from all
accepted contributors. Artistic submissions should
include an original statement that elucidates, expands
or reflects on a conceptual or technological aspect of
the work.
Contributors will be notified of acceptance by October
15, 2007. Our anticipated launch date is May 1, 2008.
Extensions Volume 3: Interactivity and Kinesthetic
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