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February 18, 2015

ISEA 2015: Ethnographic Terminalia Workshop CFP

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Workshop Call for Proposals
Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art

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Saturday, August 15th, 2015, Vancouver B.C.
ISEA 2015

Deadline for proposal submission: March 30th, 2015
ethnographicterminalia@gmail.com

Organizers: Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective: Kate Hennessy (Simon Fraser University), Trudi Lynn Smith (University of Victoria), Craig Campbell (University of Texas, Austin), Fiona P. McDonald (New Knowledge Organization, Ltd.), Stephanie Takaragawa (Chapman University); with Glenn Alteen (grunt gallery) and Tarah Hogue (grunt gallery)

Abstract

Since 2009, the Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective has staged annual exhibitions in major North American cities (Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia) that explore the intersections of art and anthropology. Archives, ephemera, and Indigenous articulations of new media, identity, culture, language, and resistance have emerged as central themes in contemporary art-ethnographic practice and as a central interest to the curatorial work of the collective. New technologies, both materially and conceptually, present opportunities to push theoretical, disciplinary, and aesthetic boundaries. However, the implications of digitization and circulation of archival information present particularly interesting challenges for artists and scholars who seek to represent and exploit the potential of digital archives. Building on the collective’s recent exhibitions, and in conjunction with an exhibition of new media artist Geronimo Inutiq’s Arctic Noise project, co-curated for ISEA 2015 at the grunt gallery in Vancouver (Terminal City), Ethnographic Terminalia invites workshop participants to demonstrate and discuss electronic art works and theoretical frameworks that disrupt material, figurative, discursive, cultural, and political manifestations of the archive, broadly conceived. Our discussions of new technologies and archives will culminate in an experimentation with form: the outcome of the workshop will be a collectively hand-made archive/catalogue of the event that will be later digitized and circulated.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We seek proposals for presentations in our one-day workshop based on the following format:

1) 5-minute theoretical proposals that take up the 2015 ISEA theme of disruption, as it relates to the archive and its expression in new media

2) 5-minute theoretical proposals that take up the theme of the Terminus, as it relates to the archive and its expression in new media

3) 5-minute theoretical proposals that take up the theme of the New Forms, as it relates to the archive and its expression in new media

4) 15-minute artist statement/demonstrations of artworks that have engaged the archive in a new media / electronic expression.

More: http://ethnographicterminalia.org

Kate Hennessy

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February 18, 2015

Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival

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Arkhaios Film Festival

http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org/

Here comes season 3 of the Festival ! It is set for Thursday-Friday-Saturday October 22-23-24, 2015

That gives plenty of time to get things going.

The overall calendar is:

Call for film registration – 1 February

Registration deadline – 15 June

DVD/Vimeo copy for screening deadline – 15 June

Screening Committee function – June 15 to August 31
Jury screening – September 1 to October 15
DVD copy for Festival – 1 October
Festival – 22-23-24 October 2015

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February 12, 2015

John Collier Jr. Award

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2015 JOHN COLLIER JR AWARD

The John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography is awarded periodically to an author or photographer whose publication, exhibit, website, or other multimedia production exemplifies the use of still photographs (both historical and contemporary) for research and communication of anthropological knowledge.  The submission must have a strong visual research perspective along with being good documentary photography and be within five years of the original publication date.

The project must be nominated by a current SVA member and include the consent of the person nominated. A letter of nomination from the SVA member and the supporting material (including name, book title or exhibit, website or multimedia production, publisher, author’s mailing address, phone and email) should accompany three copies of the creative work and be sent to the Committee Chairperson, which must be received by the deadline below. Submissions cannot be nominated directly from the publisher. Collections of writings by multiple authors will not be considered nor can previous winners submit another time.” The same work may be submitted a maximum of two times. The SVA board appointed committee of three then reviews the submitted works to decide on its merits. Winners are announced during the SVA/AAA meetings and presented with a John Collier Jr. or Mary Collier print, courtesy of the Collier Family Collection, and a certificate of recognition.

Submissions for 2015 should be mailed to: The Collier Committee c/o Andrea Heckman, Chairperson, P. O. Box 714, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525.

Deadlines for 2015 Submission and Award Notification:

  • March 15: Deadline for receipt of nomination materials and submission to SVA.
  • July 31: Committee decision will be submitted to SVA President and Secretary.
  • August 10: Award information submitted to AAA program committee.
Aynur Kadir

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February 6, 2015

Student’s Film Forum: Call for Entries

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Save The Date: The Freiburger Film Forum Is Turning 30!

Since its foundation in 1985, the Freiburger Film Forum <http://www.freiburger-filmforum.de/>  has become one of the most highly regarded European festivals devoted to intercultural dialogue. Its curated program of international feature films and documentaries is accompanied by panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and readings. Every two years in Freiburg, it opens a window to the world with current and historical productions from and about Africa, America, Asia, and Oceania – exploring different cultures and ways of life in a globalized world from an international perspective.

We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary by looking back on the festival’s history and presenting highlights, classics, and rare cinematic gems. We will also feature a retrospective of the Sensory Ethnography Lab in Boston, which produces innovative documentaries that inspire us to reflect on what we see and hear in ethnographic films. Of course, we will also be showing outstanding works about selected themes.

We are especially pleased to introduce our new up-and-coming filmmakers’ category. On May 11-13, the Student´s Film Forum <http://www.studentsfilmforum.com/>  will be offering young filmmakers a platform to present and discuss their intercultural thesis films and debut features.

We also expect many international guests at our special anniversary, including Judith and David MacDougall – two important ethnological filmmakers known for their Turkana trilogy and the book Transcultural Cinema.

Come and celebrate with us in Freiburg on May 11-17, 2015!

Neriman Bayram and the Festival Commission

Kate Hennessy

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January 23, 2015

Call for Proposals, Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology 2015

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Dear Colleagues,

We are now accepting proposals from prospective graduate student participants for the 2015 Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA). We hope you will forward this announcement to interested students and re-post to relevant lists. SIMA is a graduate student summer training program in museum research methods offered through the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History with major funding from the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation. Summer 2015 dates are June 22-July 17.

During four weeks of intensive training in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and an off-site collections facility, students are introduced to the scope of collections and their potential as data. Students become acquainted with strategies for navigating museum systems, learn to select methods to examine and analyze museum specimens, and consider a range of theoretical issues that collections-based research may address. In consultation with faculty, each student carries out preliminary data collection on a topic of their own choice and develops a prospectus for research to be implemented upon return to their home university. Visiting faculty members for 2015 will be Dr. Jason Baird Jackson (Indiana Univ.), Dr. Cara Krmpotich (University of Toronto), and Dr. Marit Munson (Trent Univ.). Local faculty will include Dr. Joshua A. Bell and Dr. Candace Greene of the Smithsonian Anthropology Department.

Who should apply?
Graduate students preparing for research careers in cultural anthropology who are interested in using museum collections as a data source. The program is not designed to serve students seeking careers in museum management. Students at both the masters and doctoral level will be considered for acceptance. Students in related interdisciplinary programs (Indigenous Studies, Folklore, etc.) are welcome to apply if the proposed project is anthropological in nature. All U.S. students are eligible for acceptance, even if studying abroad. International students can be considered only if they are enrolled in a university in the U.S. Canadian First Nation members are eligible under treaty agreements.

Costs:
The program covers students’ tuition and shared housing in local furnished apartments. A small stipend will be provided to assist with the cost of food and other local expenses. Participants are individually responsible for the cost of travel to and from Washington, DC.

Application deadline – March 1, 2015
SIMA dates for 2015: June 22 – July 17

For more information and to apply, please visit http://anthropology.si.edu/summerinstitute/
Additional questions? Want to discuss a project proposal? Email SIMA@si.edu

NEW opportunity for faculty: For SIMA 2015-2017, we will accept faculty fellows to develop courses in museum anthropology. Interested faculty members should see the information included on the SIMA website and contact us at SIMA@si.edu.

If you would like a poster to hang in your department, please contact us with a mailing address.

Candace Greene
Ethnologist, Collections and Archives Program
Director, Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution
(202) 633-1929

Learn about the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology: http://anthropology.si.edu/summerinstitute.

 

Aynur Kadir

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October 23, 2014

Digital Image Exhibit at the 2014 AAA in DC

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Digital Image Exhibit at the 2014 AAA in DC

We are pleased to announce the Digital Image Exhibit for the 2014 AAA Media Festival. The Digital Image Exhibit will be run as a looping display at the upcoming meetings in DC, and later hosted on the Society for Visual Anthropology’s website.

Conference participants may submit up to two (and only two) images for consideration in this year’s exhibit. (Note: submissions with more than two images will not be considered.) If you would like to submit your images, please follow the directions below.

Please format your photographs as computer/projection quality 5×7 or 7×5 (@96dpi) JPEG files. Email all images for consideration to digixAAA@gmail.com by November 15th at the very latest. In the body of the email, for each image please supply:

  • A short title
  • The date and location of the image
  • The name of the photographer (i.e. confirm that you are the photographer or that you have use rights for the image)
  • A brief caption (50 words max!) and any pertinent publication information
  • IF the image is related to a presentation at the meeting (please include the day & time)
Aynur Kadir

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October 16, 2014

Urban Photo Fest Masterclass, Summer School Seminar and Urban Walks

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Urban Photo Fest

24-28 October 2014

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The Festival

Urban Photo Fest has evolved through a number of conversations, research initiatives and exhibitions involving a wide range of partners and contributors from the areas of visual arts, film and photography, education, urban research and the social sciences. Originally, the festival started out as a series of annual Urban Encounters symposia held at Tate Britain. Eventually, these symposia developed into a series of well-attended workshops, walks, exhibitions and portfolio reviews. People seemed to be enjoying these conversations, and noticeable, they kept coming back for more.

In addition to the main conference at Tate Britain, we are offering a series of walks on the conference weekend Sunday, where participants will be encouraged to think about and experience movement and flow through a variety of urban spaces. And of course, there are the exhibitions with Habitus (graduates from the International MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London) at the Menier Gallery, Movement (Association of Urban Photographers) at the Silver Print Gallery, and Close to Nowhere (a selection of images from a ten year project focusing on global cities) at the Greenwich Gallery.

Which brings us to this year’s festival theme of Movement, Mobilities and Migrations. These words mean different things to urbanists, photographers and artists; and that is what we want to encourage people to explore throughout the festival events. Hopefully, people will also take this opportunity to experience their own collective and private migrations around London over the five days, to attend the conference, workshop and seminar; go on walks, visit exhibitions and book onto the masterclass. Most importantly, the festival encourages debate about the nature of contemporary photography, and the possibility to network with others interested in this increasingly vital area of visual and urban practice.

Masterclass with Peter Marlow

 

About the photographer

Urban Photo Fest is pleased to announce this year’s masterclass will be presented by international photographer Peter Marlow, former president of Magnum Photos. Peter’s work focuses on apparently incidental scenes that speak of social relations. His images have a compelling poetic quality and address notions of stasis, movement and change.

 

About the Masterclass

Following an initial presentation of his work and discussion of related theoretical and technical issues, participants will introduce their images. The Masterclass will focus on how to build a visual story and participants will be given a working brief based on the themes discussed, and then work on producing a number of images to bring back to the group for feedback and critique.

 

What you will need

In order to participate you will need to submit a short description of the visual story that you intend to develop during the Masterclass along with a portfolio (up to 10 images)

 

Due to the duration of the course participants are advised to produce and edit their work digitally. The images will need to be edited and put into a Power Point format for next day feedback.

 

Date 27 & 28 October

Time 9.30 – 12.30

Venue Goldsmiths, University of London

Cost £175 Reduced fee: £150 (Students, LIP Members, iupss Alumni)

Places 12

Info and booking: b.v.argueta@gold.ac.uk

 

 

http://www.urbanphotofest.org/masterclass

Masterclass | Urban Photo Fest

Urban Photo Fest is pleased to announce this year’s masterclass will be presented by international photographer Peter Marlow

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Summer School Seminar ( Tuesday 28th Oct, 2pm)

This is the 5th anniversary of the international Urban Photography Summer School (iUPSS). On this occasion, and as part of the Urban Photo Fest program, the Summer School Seminar offers the opportunity to iUPSS Alumni to gather together and share their current work. The session will be based on short presentations followed by discussions and comments on each project. If you are interested in sharing your work please submit a short description of your intended presentation to b.v.argueta@gold.ac.uk.
The session is open to all iupss alumni and to the general public.
 

http://www.urbanphotofest.org/workshops

Workshops & Seminars | Urban Photo Fest

Urban Photo Fest is pleased to announce this year’s masterclass will be presented by international photographer Peter Marlow

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http://www.urbanphotofest.org/urban-walks

Urban Walks | Urban Photo Fest

Urban Photo Fest is pleased to announce this year’s masterclass will be presented by international photographer Peter Marlow

Read more…

 

Kate Hennessy

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August 15, 2014

Call for Submissions: Ethnographic Terminalia 2014, Washington D.C.

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Submission deadline: September 5th, 2014
to ethnographicterminalia@gmail.com

We seek projects in any medium for inclusion in Ethnographic Terminalia 2014––The Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera. This theme (two sides of the same coin) invites reflection on the archive and its discontents. Washington’s identity as the seat of American political power is amplified through its role as the locus of its own memorialization. Where there is history, there is haunting. By drawing on the archive’s unnerving, uncanny, and ephemeral specters, this exhibition is an effort to re-imagine and reposition archives as sites which not only have the capacity to produce and contest historical memory, but also generate significant gaps and blind spots.

Ethnographic Terminalia is an initiative that brings artists and anthropologists together to present emerging research through installation and exhibition. As a platform from which divergent modes and methodologies of inquiry are articulated, Ethnographic Terminalia asks what lies within and beyond disciplinary territories, and how those boundaries shape the representation of cultural practice. Now in its sixth year, Ethnographic Terminalia represents a diversity of material, conceptual, and creative engagements where anthropology and art intersect. Inhabiting gallery spaces and site-specific locations, these include sound, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video, film, Internet and multi- media works. Organized as a para-site and Installation project of the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, this year’s exhibition will be shown in Washington D.C. at Hierarchy, a new venue near the AAA meeting headquarters.

Submission Format and Guidelines:

Please compile the information below into one MSWord format (.docx or .doc) document (MAX 10 pages), preferably in the following order:

  • Personal contact information (email, phone, postal address)
  • Title of project
  • An artist’s or maker’s statement of project (up to 300 words)
  • A short biographical statement (100 words)
  • A technical proposal for installation of your piece and footprint with measurements (dimensions and technical requirements). Please be as specific as possible about any technologies that you will require or provide.
  • A current CV or résumé (no more than 2 pages)

Submissions should also include:

  • 3 digital images (sized 300 dpi 4”x6”) of the proposed piece
  • A link somewhere in your document to a website for video works, if applicable

Send submissions and queries directly to: ethnographicterminalia@gmail.com

Works must arrive in Washington, D.C. between November 25th and 30th, 2014. If you are unable to work with these dates, please indicate this in your proposal so that alternative arrangements can be made. Please note that preference will be given to completed works. Funding is regrettably not available to support the travel costs of artists, the development of works, shipping, or insurance.

Ethnographic Terminalia 2014—Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera will run from December 3rd-7th, 2014. There will be a reception on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 7pm at Hierarchy and other special events TBA (schedule is subject to change).

All applicants will be notified about the status of their submission by October 1st, 2014

 

Sara Perry

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June 30, 2014

Announcing the Heritage Jam!

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The Heritage Jam, 11 July 2014Are you concerned with the way the past is presented? Have you ever worked with (or wished you could work with) art, photos, video, diagrams, websites or other forms of graphic and performance pieces in the context of interpreting the archaeological and heritage records? Are you interested to innovate with the visualisation of history and prehistory?

If so, we invite your participation in The Heritage Jam (http://www.heritagejam.org), a collaborative global event in heritage visualisation, taking place both online and in-person on the 11th of July 2014 at the University of York (York, UK).

The Heritage Jam is an interdisciplinary visualisation showcase and competition, open to artists, historians, animators, designers, programmers, archaeologists, conservators, museums professionals, heritage practitioners, students and other interested specialists and members of the public. We aim to join people together – either in groups or independently – to experiment with the creation of new, forward-thinking visualisations of the past. Ultimately we seek to foster partnerships, friendships and creative links that push on the boundaries of heritage interpretation, injecting new ideas into the field and growing the heritage industry overall.

No experience is necessary – we welcome registration from anyone with any degree of interest in imagery, art, interpretation, history and archaeology. We take inspiration from jamming events commonly held in the games industry, where ad-hoc groups meet for short, intensive periods of time to produce prototypes around a specific theme. This year’s Jam theme centres on the visualisation of burials and burial spaces in archaeology and heritage contexts.

This is a chance to work with new materials, forms, techniques, ideas; a unique opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills, and to drive forward larger appreciation of how visualisation both animates the past and creates possibilities in the present and future.

Registration is open to all. Participation in person on 11 July includes a £10 fee for refreshments, lunch and access to facilities. Remote participation is free.

To find out about the ways you can take part, on entry and prizes, and to read content on how to Jam, see our webpages at: http://www.heritagejam.org

You can also like and follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heritagejam) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/HeritageJam/), for updates and sneak-previews!

Kate Hennessy

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June 23, 2014

Call for Films: Xenophobia and the Ethnographic Film

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The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival  is introducing a new themed-screenings section, which will be showcasing ethnographic films focused on particular social issues. This year’s theme is “xenophobia”. As we consider issues of racist violence, aggressive expressions of nationalism and social exclusion to be of pressing relevance for the Athenian society today, we have decided to launch the themed section of the festival with a selection of ethnographic films that deal with such issues.

We are inviting submissions for films made by/ in collaboration with anthropologists (or other social scientists), which deal with one or more of the following issues: xenophobia; racism; racist hatred/violence; (religious/ ethnic) intolerance; social exclusion; discrimination; nationalism; euro-centrism.

The deadline is for submissions is July 28th. Please circulate and contact us for any queries or suggestions at : info@ethnofest.gr<mailto:info@ethnofest.gr> (stating ‘xenophobia section’ in the subject)

Follow this link to find out more and submit your film, or see the attached call.

The curators,
Dafni Sofianopoulou and Christos Varvantakis
for the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival
ethnofest.gr<http://ethnofest.gr>
info@ethnofest.gr <mailto:info@ethnofest.gr>
http://facebook.com/athens.ethnographic.film.festival

PLEASE NOTE: It is the intention of the festival organizers to invite as many filmmakers as possible in order to present and discuss their films with the audience, as well as to organize a workshop on the issue of Xenophobia/Racism and ethnographic film. These plans, however, are subject to the festival’s final budget restrictions.

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