Calls Deadline 05/2013 English

Call for Papers, Conference on Post-medium Condition of Moving Image (Japan). Deadline: May 17, 2013

Post-medium Condition of Moving Image
Osaka, Kansai University, June 29 – 30, 2013
Deadline: May 17, 2013

The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Culture and
Representation invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary
panel titled “Post-medium Conditions of Moving Image.” The panel will
be held at the 8th Annual Meeting on June 29–30, 2013 at Kansai
University, Osaka, Japan. Submissions must be 20-minute presentations
that cover the theoretical and historical issues of moving image from
various disciplines and methodologies.

In A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of Post-medium Condition
(1999) and other writings, Rosalind Krauss proposed the idea of
“post-medium condition” in order to describe a series of artworks after
modernism that seek to reinvent medium in their own new ways. Although
Krauss’ critical interest lies in seeking for alternative critical
terminology against Clement Greenberg’s understanding of modernism as a
tendency toward medium specificity, the idea of “post-medium” can have
a broader scope than that of her own intention. Especially, it is
helpful to rethink the current state of moving image, now that the
medium of moving image cannot be attributed to a specific technological
condition; this is clear when considering the current state of
so-called “film,” which is not about the celluloid film as its material
support. As such, we invite contributions that address this post-medium
condition of moving image: its diverse variety of medium, from YouTube
and smartphone screen to 3D movie and gigantic urban screens; its
simultaneous complicated technology and cheap availability; and also
the counterpart of this social diffusion of moving image in practices
of contemporary art and other cultural representations.

While our interest lies in the contemporary situation and discourses of
moving image, we welcome a wide range of topics across media, genres,
historical periods and geographical locations in order to produce a
locus for critical dialogue. Possible topics include but are not
limited to:

Immersive experience and sensory dimension of moving image
Archive and conservation of moving image
Historical background in the 19th century
Video art, media art and wide use of moving image in contemporary art
Meta-narrative expression of post-medium conditions in film and
other narrative-based genres
Moving image in performing arts and other genres of cultural
Tension between still and moving images
Confrontation between cinema and photography
Moving image in cityscape
Amateur practices of moving image
Surveillance and moving images
Possibility of theorization from practices in Japan and other Asian

Please submit your proposal by email to
Your submission email should include the following:

1) Your name
2) The title of your paper
3) A 200–250 word abstract
4) Your institutional affiliation and position
5) A brief Bio (limited to 50 words)
6) Your contact information (email address, phone number and physical

The deadline for proposal submissions is May 17, 2013.

About the Conference:

As part of the 8th Annual Meeting, we will hold a symposium on
contemporary art and moving image. The symposium will include Akira
Mizuta Lippit, Sakamoto Hirofumi and Takehisa Yu as featured speakers.
For updated informations, please visit our website:

For further information about the Association, please visit the below
For information on past symposiums, events and panels, please see:

The presenter must be a member of the Association for Studies of
Culture and Representation. There is no conference registration fee for
Association members. For more information about the general membership
procedure for those based in Japan, please see:

If you have any further questions, please email us at:

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