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Out of TimeSpace
Call for Submission of Papers, Visual Art and Media
Deadline: September 7, 2007

Out of TimeSpace is a symposium and series of visual art and media events engaging issues of visual culture and politics to be held November 9 – 11, 2007 at the University of California-Berkeley and the San Francisco Art Institute. Through a series of small discussion groups, a visual art and media exhibition, and dialogues between key activists, artists, and scholars, Out of TimeSpace will create the context for a trans-disciplinary debate that will focus a critical lens on race, gender, coloniality, power and resistance in global circuits of visual art and media, consider spaces of praxical possibility and social change, and, we hope, engender significant and ongoing connections between people and projects. The symposium is coordinated by the Visuality and Alterity Working Group sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley with the co-sponsorship of the San Francisco Art Institute and other partners.

The symposium planning committee invites proposals related to the following themes:
Understanding the geo-politics of art, media and visual culture to create new connections between people, communities and discourses.
Possible topics include

• Translocal communities and shared visual cultures
• The globalized art world and visual artists in sites of geo-political alterity
• Global trends across symbolic systems of visual art and media
• Transnational visual art and activist projects
• Local visual pedagogies and global activism
• Translational/transnational women of color feminist cultural networks

Concerning the creative and communicative practices of contemporary social movements.
Possible topics include:

• Mobile communications and social justice
• Gender and decolonial aesthetics
• Human trafficking and resistance movements
• Comparative analysis of aesthetics of social movements
• Translocal hybridization of cultural resistance
• Global archiving of social movement art and media
• Cultural work and the World Social Forum

Concerning the evolving global commons of film and digital media responses to political, social, cultural and environmental crises.
Possible topics include:

• Circuits of media exchange between sites in the ‘Global South’
• Fourth Cinema
• Liberatory imaginings of cyberspace negotiated or reworked in community-based media centers
• Reconsidering the raced, gendered and geopolitical dimensions of the ‘Digital Divide’
• Comparative and relational approaches to transnational visual and digital culture analysis and production

Guidelines for Submission of Papers/Research Presentations:
We invite submissions of scholarly papers, work-in-progress research presentations, and presentations by artists, filmmakers and activists. Most presentations will take place in the context of small group workshop settings. Submit an abstract, short bio and cover letter describing your interest in this venue. Send all submissions by email to: outoftimespace@berkeley.edu

Guidelines for Submission of Visual Art, Film and Digital Media:
We invite submissions of visual art, films and digital media work for the symposium’s exhibition and screening series. Submit visual documentation in digital or other media, artist’s statement, short bio and cover letter describing your interest in this venue for your work. Please do not send packages larger than 8 x 11 inches and include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials if necessary. Please send all submissions by email to outoftimespace@berkeley.edu or by regular mail to Out of Time Space c/o Dalida Maria Benfield, Department of Ethnic Studies, 506 Barrows Hall #2570, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2570

Note on Languages:
Papers, presentations, films and digital media are invited in languages other than English. Please submit initial materials in both English and original language. Translation needs will be negotiated with each presenter. Please translate any or all of this notice for distribution if desired.
Questions or inquiries may be sent to outoftimespace@berkeley.edu.