CFP: Moving Image Work in the Digital Age (5/5/06; CAA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

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Call for Papers:

College Art Association 95th Annual Conference
New York, Feb. 14-17, 2007

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2006

Transformations of Time and Place in Moving Image Work in the Digital Age

This session examines the apparently contradictory turns toward both
installation and dematerialization (an important feature of the digital) in
experimental moving-image practices in art contexts. Factors to be considered include:
the influence of digital technology and its undermining of photographic claims
to truth; and the implications of corporate structures of the gallery, and,
increasingly, the museum, especially in relation to historically filmic works
once considered ephemeral and documentary and now received as works of art.
Digitization and the revisiting of film works in new contexts are among a range of
issues that may have blurred the line between conditions of reception, which
served to distinguish "film" from "art" contexts. This panel seeks submissions
that attempt to conceptualize the contemporary status of moving-image works
that are experienced in art contexts. It is expected that papers might continue
the process of destabilizing medium-specific paradigms within both art
history and cinema studies.

Submit a 500 word abstract; brief letter explaining your interest, expertise
in the topic as well as CAA membership status; abbreviated cv with home and
office mailing addresses, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, include
summer address information, if applicable; completed CAA session proposal form
(must be a CAA member at time of submission)

For more information please see:

Initial electronic submissions (as well as preliminary queries) welcome:

But, will need hard copy of everything on or before May 5, 2006 deadline:

Melissa Ragona
Assistant Professor of Art
School of Art/CFA 3rd Floor
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

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