Rendering (the) Visible III: liquidity

Страна: США

Город: Atlanta

Тезисы до: 20.10.2017

Даты: 08.02.18 — 10.02.18

Область наук: Культурология;

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Организаторы: Georgia State University


Since the early 2000s, the idea of “liquidity” has been mobilized in discourses ranging from social theory to aesthetics, from informatics to architecture, to describe a new relationship with the networked environments of life within global capital. More specifically, within the study of moving image culture, we have seen an increasing turn toward affective relations, plasticity, resonances and flows, whereby images and sounds—no longer grounded in an analogical relation to the real—are seen variously as malleable, untethered, “viral,” or fluid.

The graduate program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University has, over the past several years, been exploring some of the implications of these ideas, specifically in relation to race, via our research group “liquid blackness.” Now, however, we wish to explore the ways in which the concept of liquidity might begin to chart new ways to understand the image’s relation to space, sensoriality, and digitality, as well as to develop an aesthetic sensibility attuned to the political ontology of motion, form, matter, and noise.


We invite papers that explore the concept of liquidity across a wide range of moving image media, informed by a wide range of theoretical approaches and engaging with topic including but not limited to:


* liquidity in relation to the historical coiling of race and photographic technologies
* liquidity and “post-cinematic affect”
* the aesthetics of liquidity
* liquidity and the cultural work of form
* liquidity and sound studies
* liquidity, ecocinema, and environmental humanities
* liquidity, new materialism, and posthumanism
* suspension, immersion, transduction, and diffraction as critical strategies in media scholarship and media art practice
* liquidity and feminist, queer, and trans theories
* the “object” of film studies
* liquidity of private and public spheres
* liquidity of labor
* plasticity, plasmaticity, and the evolution of the cinematic and videographic image since 1975

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