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volume 9 call for papers: screening the skin

Screening the Skin: Issues of Race and Nation in Screendance

Guest editors: Melissa Blanco Borelli (Royal Holloway University of London) and Raquel Monroe (Columbia College, Chicago)

This is a call for papers for volume 9 of the International Journal of Screendance. The theme for this volume will interrogate the assumption that the screen is a white space. In similar fashion to Richard Dyer’s work on whiteness, screens and filmic representation, we are interested in questioning the ‘space’ of the screen as one that constructs particular raced imaginaries, yet one that is predominantly imagined as ‘white.’ Just as the art world is questioning the idea of the “white cube” and the gallery space, we would like to find alternative modes and voices for engaging with the idea of a white screen. We would like to receive contributions that showcase a broad range of ideas on how race intersects with screendance, philosophies, aesthetics, mediation, and notions of subjectivity and the artist.

We envision contributions to be centered around the practice and mediation of dance via the screen. Contributors might choose to speak about video artists, practices, media circulation of viral videos, racialized/affective communities as they manifest on screens on the Internets, Holly/Bolly/Nollywood casting and representation practices, screendance festivals, and historiographies of screendance.

Other topics could include:

  • Discourses of decolonizing aesthetics
  • Issues of citizenship, migration, and national identity
  • Intersections of race with gender, sexuality, class, ability, and more
  • The gallery or other spaces of display and presentation
  • Circulation, consumption and commodification of identities and aesthetics

Schedule:

  • Submission Deadline: Friday 1 September 2017
  • Publication Date: April/May 2018 following the peer-review and editorial process

For enquiries regarding this volume please email the IJSD guest editors Melissa Blanco Borelli (melissa.blanco@rhul.ac.uk) and Raquel Monroe (rmonroe@colum.edu).

For general inquiries regarding IJSD please email the editors Harmony Bench (bench.9@osu.edu) and Simon Ellis (simonkellis@gmail.com).

Previous issues of the IJSD are available at www.screendancejournal.org.

Further information

  • Scholarly articles (3500–6000 words) are peer-reviewed in a fully anonymous process. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board: http://screendancejournal.org/about/editorialTeam. We are also interested in publishing Interviews (2000–3000 words), Reviews of books, films, or events (750–1000 words) and Provocations and Viewpoints (750–1000 words). For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution.
  • If you are interested in submitting a contribution that does not fall into the above categories, please contact the editors for additional direction.
  • Authors must register with IJSD at http://screendancejournal.org in order to upload submissions. All submissions should be uploaded by authors in .docx or .rtf format.
  • Please use the IJSD style guide – http://screendancejournal.org/about/submissions#authorGuidelines – to correctly format your document.
  • Example article (to help with formatting and style guide questions): http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v5i0.4423
  • Publications in all sections are indexed, but only scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. Please see IJSD’s Editorial Policies: http://screendancejournal.org/about/editorialPolicies#sectionPolicies for more information.
  • The International Journal of Screendance is published via the Open Journal System: https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/.
  • IJSD is published in English and uses American spelling and punctuation.
  • IJSD is published as PDF and HTML files and is fully open access. We serve the screendance field as a whole; therefore, there are no fees for submission, processing, publication, or access to IJSD.
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Visual Cultures: Decoding the Music Video

This event explores how filmmakers of colour are responding to new technologies, creating fresh work that is opening up new spaces for conversation around the exclusivity of filmmaking.

https://www.ica.art/whats-on/visual-cultures-decoding-music-video

Friday 30 March 2017
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
6:30pm

International Journal of Screendance Volume 8: call for papers

This is an open call for submissions to Volume 8 of the International Journal of Screendance: http://screendancejournal.org/.

The focus of IJSD is to support and nurture cross-disciplinary writing on screendance. This call is an opportunity for artists and scholars to develop and debate ideas at the intersection of film, dance, visual arts, and media arts. Contributions to IJSD will expand and critique contemporary notions of screen-based images and changing choreographic practices, and engage with theories and philosophies from interdisciplinary fields.

We invite contributions related to all aspects of screendance production, curation, reception, history, and analysis in the forms of scholarly research (articles), interviews, reviews, provocations and viewpoints, visual essays, as well as work by emerging scholars. We particularly welcome contributions from outside the United States and United Kingdom.

Schedule:

  • Submission Deadline: 5 August 2016
  • Publication Date: April 2017

For enquiries please email the International Journal of Screendance editors Harmony Bench bench.9@osu.edu and Simon Ellis simonkellis@gmail.com

Further information

  • Scholarly articles (3500–6000 words) are peer-reviewed in a fully anonymous process. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board. We are also interested in publishing Interviews (2000–3000 words), Reviews of books, films, or events (750–1000 words) and Provocations and Viewpoints (750–1000 words). For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution.
  • If you are interested in submitting a contribution that does not fall into the above categories, please contact the editors for additional direction.
  • Authors must register with IJSD at http://screendancejournal.org in order to upload submissions. All submissions should be uploaded by authors in .docx or .rtf format.
  • Please use the IJSD style guide – http://screendancejournal.org/about/submissions#authorGuidelines – to correctly format your document.
  • Example article (to help with formatting and style guide questions): http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v5i0.4423
  • Publications in all sections are indexed, but only scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. Please see IJSD’s Editorial Policies for more information.
  • The International Journal of Screendance is published via the Open Journal System.
  • IJSD is published in English and uses American spelling and punctuation.
  • IJSD is published as PDF and HTML files and is fully open access. We serve the screendance field as a whole; therefore, there are no fees for submission, processing, publication, or access to IJSD.
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ijsd volume 6 online

Harmony Bench and Simon Ellis are pleased to announce that Volume 6 of the International Journal of Screendance is now online:

http://screendancejournal.org/issue/view/167

The journal is fully open access.

Thanks to all the contributors, reviewers, copy-editors, OJS support at Ohio State (Melanie Schlosser and Ingrid Schneider), and to both the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE, Coventry University) and The Ohio State University for their support.

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Leeds International Screendance Competition 2015

This year’s Leeds International Screendance Competition is on Wednesday 11 November at 6pm at Everyman Leeds.

The deadline is now closed and the selection panel have studied 164 international submissions, to nominate ten compelling shorts for the expert jury to choose a single winner from. The international jury is now confirmed in Marisa C. Hayes (co-director of the International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy) Leonel Brum (co-director of dança em foco in Brazil) and Professor Dr. Liz Aggiss (artist & filmmaker). These ten films selected will go on to comprise the screening in Leeds on 11 November. Don’t miss it!

After last years resounding success, LIFF and Yorkshire Dance are delighted to present the city’s second Screendance Competition, a captivating programme of international short films that explore the site where cinematography and dance converge. Sometimes narrative and sometimes abstract, these shorts all maintain a keen engagement with movement or choreography. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a stunning selection of beautifully produced dance films, spanning a wide variety of styles and approaches to this burgeoning genre. Vote for your favourite and compare your choice with the final winner singled out by our international expert jury.

– Andy Wood

More information:

https://www.facebook.com/LIFFScreendance

http://www.leedsfilm.com/films/leeds-screendance-competition/

http://www.danceuk.org/news/article/leeds-international-film-festival/

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screendance journal call for papers extended deadline

 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCREENDANCE – OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS VOLUME 6, EXTENDED DEADLINE
 
Submission Deadline: 31 August 2015
 
This is an open call for submissions to Volume 6 of the International Journal of Screendance: http://screendancejournal.org/.
 
We welcome contributions and scholarship that test, provoke and challenge screendance work and practices, debates, and theoretical positions. How might the act of writing about and towards this cross-disciplinary form help scholars and artists subvert the nature, forms, frames, and value of screendance? Recent issues have focused on the relationship of theory and practice in screendance, and community and collaboration. For volume 6, we welcome contributions on any topic relevant to screendance, including intersections with the fields of dance, performance, visual art, cinema and media arts, and the way their practices, technologies, theories, and philosophies assist in contextualizing contemporary work for screen. We also invite essays related to dance in popular media such as television, popular film, and internet platforms.
 
We invite contributions related to all aspects of screendance production, curation, reception, history, and analysis in the forms of scholarly research, interviews, reviews, provocations and viewpoints, visual essays, as well as work by emerging scholars. For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution. All submissions should be uploaded by authors to IJSD’s Open Journal System at screendancejournal.org.
 
Scholarly papers are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process, and should be 3500–6000 words. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board.
 
 
Example article (to help with formatting questions): http://screendancejournal.org/article/view/4423/3910
 
Schedule:
 
Extended Submission Deadline: 31 August 2015
Publication Date: April 2016
 
For enquiries please email the International Journal of Screendance editors Harmony Bench bench.9@osu.edu and Simon Ellis simon.ellis@roehampton.ac.uk.
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screencast for getting started with screendance’s online submissions process

In this brief screencast International Journal of Screendance co-editor Simon Ellis outlines the basics of the Open Journal System: how to create a user account and how to upload a submission to the journal.

int j. of screendance – open call for submissions volume 6

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2015

This is an open call for submissions to Volume 6 of the International Journal of Screendance: http://screendancejournal.org/.

We welcome contributions and scholarship that test, provoke and challenge screendance work and practices, debates, and theoretical positions. How might the act of writing about and towards this cross-disciplinary form help scholars and artists subvert the nature, forms, frames, and value of screendance? Recent issues have focused on the relationship of theory and practice in screendance, and community and collaboration. For volume 6, we welcome contributions on any topic relevant to screendance, including intersections with the fields of dance, performance, visual art, cinema and media arts, and the way their practices, technologies, theories, and philosophies assist in contextualizing contemporary work for screen. We also invite essays related to dance in popular media such as television, popular film, and internet platforms.

We invite contributions related to all aspects of screendance production, curation, reception, history, and analysis in the forms of scholarly research, interviews, reviews, provocations and viewpoints, visual essays, as well as work by emerging scholars. For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution. All submissions should be uploaded by authors to IJSD’s Open Journal System at screendancejournal.org.

Scholarly papers are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process, and should be 3500–6000 words. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board.

Style Guide: http://screendancejournal.org/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
Example article (to help with formatting questions): http://screendancejournal.org/article/view/4423/3910

Schedule:

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2015
Publication Date: April 2016

For enquiries please email the International Journal of Screendance editors Harmony Bench bench.9@osu.edu and Simon Ellis simon.ellis@roehampton.ac.uk.

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volume 5 of Screendance Journal – screendance and community – published

We are pleased to announce that Volume 5 of the International Journal of Screendance is now live:

http://screendancejournal.org/issue/current#.VVEPyRcuSI0

In this volume, contributors respond to the theme of “community and screendance”.

Vale Elaine Summers: choreographer, screendancer

This was originally posted as an announcement on the International Journal of Screendance website: http://screendancejournal.org/announcement/view/33

Dear Screendance Community,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Summers, an original member of Judson Dance Theater and a seminal figure in screendance. She created many important projects in which film and dance shared both live space as well as screen space including the film,

Two Girls Downtown Iowa, (1973)

and Iowa Blizzard, (1973)

Elaine was a part of the first Symposium on Screendance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 and was instrumental in the earliest days of “intermedia.”

I fondly remember Elaine sitting on the floor at my home during the week of the Screendance Symposium, along with Doris Chase, Amy Greenfield, Daniel Nagrin and others telling stories about their work in an era where resources were scarce but ideas were plentiful. She will be missed.

Sincerely,

Douglas Rosenberg

Elaine Summers Bio: (courtesy of Movement Research, NY)

Elaine Summers, MA, Fulbright Fellow, MIT fellow (Center for Advanced Visual Studies) received her BA in Visual Arts in Boston, MA, and came to New York City in 1952 to study dance at Julliard. She worked and lived here ever since and became one of the founders of the by now legendary workshop that would form the Judson Dance Theatre. After her groundbreaking first large-scale intermedia concert “Fantastic Gardens” (1964) she founded the Experimental Intermedia Foundation and continued to produce work both nationally and internationally with her Elaine Summers Dance & Film Co. She received numerous awards and residencies, among others at the University of Iowa. Her work is being studied worldwide and is currently being archived at the Jerome Robbins Dance Collection of Lincoln Center Public Library, with the help of NYU Department of Cinema Studies.

Summers originated the movement approach Kinetic Awareness and has continuously explored and pioneered ways of moving with a healthy body. In 1987 she founded the Kinetic Awareness Center to continue the development and research of the Kinetic Arts & Sciences, as well as train new generations of teachers.

She worked with people as diverse as Trisha Brown, Davidson Gigliotti, Nam June Paik, James Byrne, the Wooster Group, Meredith Monk, Merian Soto, Amy Greenfield, Pauline Oliveros, and many, many others.

Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in Sanarcangelo / Italy, Australia, the UK, and Vienna. Her project, Skytime, was a web-based invitation to all the world to celebrate the sky together in any relatable medium. Its first beginnings can be seen at http://www.skytime.org

www.elainesummersdance.com

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