Session: "New Ways of Seeing: Art, Visuality, and Surveillance" - Universities Art Association of Canada, October 2010

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Session Co-chairs: Sarah E. K. Smith and Susan Cahill
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sarah.e.k.smith@queensu.ca, susan.cahill@queensu.ca

Call for Papers
Session: "New Ways of Seeing: Art, Visuality, and Surveillance"

Conference: Universities Art Association of Canada, 14-16 October 2010

Deadline for abstracts (250 words): 3 May 2010

The increasing infiltration of technology into everyday life has created new scopic regimes, where the relationship of seeing and being seen are blurred and ambiguous. This process of a surveillant visuality is described by Jonathan Finn as “seeing surveillantly.” For this session, we are interested in interrogating the ways in which artists have used surveillance technologies as a critical response to the rise of surveillance, examining both the technologies used and the actors who use them. Specifically, we ask participants to consider how surveillance and conflict are reflected, mediated, and negotiated in contemporary artistic production, as well as to engage with the concept of the surveillant gaze in a consideration of art, visuality, and critical theory.

Please send abstracts to Sarah E. K. Smith at sarah.e.k.smith@queensu.ca and Susan Cahill at susan.cahill@queensu.ca

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