CFP: Hauntology, or Spectral Space (2/15/06; journal issue)
Public Domain, Inc. is pleased to announce the call for PERFORATIONS 29.
Guest editor for this issue will be Dr. Thomas Mical, Carleton University
School of Architecture.
As usual with perforations, deadlines are somewhat fluid but please notify
Thomas Mical or Robert Cheatham of your intent by February 15 2007 in order
to be included in the release notification.
Article length is at your discretion. Experimental hypertexts are especially
welcome. Other forms of media, video, etc., may have length restrictions,
please cc media editor Chea Prince or technical editor, Jim Demmers.
If you have any questions please query one of the editors.
Dr. Thomas Mical
Hauntologies, or Spectral Space
Call for Submissions
This issue of Perforations asks for informed speculations in art,
literature, architecture, and aesthetics concerning the ethereal others
which are never quite present or absent : including uncanny presences
outside the frame of representation, anamorphic blurs of concepts or images;
leaking, stained, or spectral spaces, disappearing figures or soluble
identities; of all that sometimes works like miasmas, pneumas, and vapors;
and all possible manifestations of specters (real or imaginary). This
includes speculative revenants of repetitions of all sort including
catastrophic trauma (the spectral delays/deferrals of Freudian
'nachtraglichkeit') as well as any embeddings of notions of 'eternal
return,' as having hauntological portent for communities and thought to
In its entirety, the issue seeks to selectively map an ephemeral cartography
(a haunto-topography) of the range of barely discernible ghosts, these
"ontological specks" or "pathological kernels", that traverse the
instrumental Cartesian worldview of "clear and distinct" entities. Authors
are asked to chase and capture the multiple potential meanings and effects
of their favorite ontological spectre.
Formed in 1991 to examine issues of theory, art, culture and community in a
saturated age of technical media, Perforations is perhaps the longest
continuously running journal on-line.
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