Conference: ‘Animal Intersections’ University of Adelaide, July 3 – 5, 2017
Exhibition venue and dates: TBC (expected run of a minimum of two weeks)
Exhibition curator: Victor J. KrawczykTo intersect means to come across another being on their course, to occasionally even intercept this other. An intersection is the fact or action of crossing another or the place where two beings (or things) come cross each other. In our multispecies world, it is inevitable that animal and human life intersect, sometimes in rather calculated ways, sometimes in rather joyous ways and sometimes by a haphazard chance. Taking the words ‘intersect’ and ‘intersection’ as concepts we can organize ourselves around for creative works and fruitful discussion, this important Australasian Animal Studies Association conference will include a curated exhibition of original work including (but by no means exclusive) of photography, paintings, video work, mixed media, prints, performance art and dance works. Emerging and established artists will both be considered for this exhibition. In addition to this, some artists who are selected will be invited to provide an artist’s talk about their work at the exhibition opening or may submit an abstract for the art panel discussion that is associated with this event. Expressions of interest are invited from artists to submit work that addresses one of the four focus concepts, which draw their inspiration from some of the themes in Conference Call for Papers (see further down):
- Animal and human friendships
- Animals industries in the age of global capitalism
- The sacred animal, the profane animal
- On not eating, wearing and using animals
Curated Exhibition: Expression of InterestEOI must be received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday the 23rd January, 2017 and should include:
- A one-page CV/bio – please include your contact details (email & phone number)
- A PowerPoint file or PDF showing 5 – 10 labelled examples of your work. Total file size should be no more than 10mb (you may use Dropbox to share these images if they are larger).
- An artist’s statement of no more than 300 words
- Details of work to be exhibited including subject matter, medium, approximate dimensions. These may be pre-existing or proposed works. If pre-existing, please ensure they are included in your PowerPoint/PDF.
- Please document how you would like the work to be displayed, e.g., pinned on wall, positioned on a plinth, etc.