Following the success of the inaugural Light Moves Festival of Screendance in Limerick last year, it is returning from 19-22 November 2015 and it is sending out an open call for papers and presentations for the symposium, which forms part of the festival.
The symposium’s subject is “Peeling Away the Layers” and the closing date for submissions. Friday 7 August. The symposium sits within the Light Moves festival and aims to encourage artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound and text.
Light Moves is Ireland’s only festival of Screendance and is dedicated to the art of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme.
The festival is hosted by Dance Limerick and DMARC (Digital Media and Arts Research Centre) at the University of Limerick. It will take place at Dance Limerick and is supported by the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council as well as the hosts.
“The festival is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film/ screendance in Ireland. Light Moves is curated by Jurgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and combines classics, family screenings, invited works, open submissions and explorations of screendance with some of the most respected figures in the field.“
Proposals for presentations, papers and project discussions are invited from national and international practitioners and scholars. Experimental and/or group formats of presentation are welcome. Papers and project presentations may include but are not limited to the following areas:
- Screendance as a language for social, cultural and political conversations.
- Let’s talk about digital: Challenging the allure of High Definition; The ubiquitous camera; Primitive technologies, embracing artefact and rediscovering lo-fi.
- Screendance conventions and the interplay between mainstream and experimental practices.
- Mediating and experiencing time in screendance (uninterrupted, compressed and expanded time).
- Harnessing performativity; liveness in screendance.
- Confronting stereotype (body, dance and location).
Proposals should be no more than 300 words and should include:
- Title of paper or presentation.
- A maximum 300 word abstract (including brief description of the questions, concepts and topics to be explored).
- Preferred presentation format/approach.
- A short biography.
- A/V requirements.
- Website links supporting the proposal, if available.