[TypicalGirls] CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION - Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism::2016 White Noise

holly at radioplateaux.org holly at radioplateaux.org
Thu May 26 10:04:03 EDT 2016


 

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SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM::2016 

WHITE NOISE 

A research event at 

London College of Communication, 

University of the Arts London 

November 11th - 12th 2016 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION DEADLINE JULY 8TH, 2016 

We are delighted to announce a call for the 3rd
SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM research event to take place in London
on November 11th and 12th 2016. 

SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM is a bi-annual research event
initially established in 2012 as a network for researchers, artists and
performers working within intersectional fields of sound, gender,
feminism and activism. SGFA::2012 delivered presentations and
audio-visual artworks from thirty-six researchers, artists and
performers from the UK, Europe, United States and Australia. SGFA::2014
incorporated performances, lectures, workshops and presentations from
over thirty global participants. A publication that celebrates the
presentations and participants from the previous two events will be
launched at SGFA::2016. 

SGFA::2016 seeks to query an expanded concept of WHITE NOISE. Working
out from white noise's original sonic conception of a random frequency,
broad-based signal that masks everything else, white noise is all around
us. White Noise is what Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman has termed a "sonic
protocol" an often unquestioned norm based upon "culturally specific and
socially constructed conventions that shape how sound is made, used and
interpreted at a given moment". 

SGFA::2016 invites submissions for both twenty and ten minute
contributions relating to the question; 

HOW DOES WHITENESS, TRANSMITTED AS AN OFTEN SUB-AUDIBLE YET UBIQUITOUS
FREQUENCY, ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN PERCEPTUAL LIMITS OF WHAT AND WHO CAN
BE HEARD AND HOW CAN THIS BE CHANGED? 

How can we "confront and broadcast the underlying whiteness of the field
and of the generic terms that provide so much currency in it: terms like
"the listener," "the body," "the ear" and so on" (Stadler 2015) in ways
that do not replicate racism, colonialism and gender violence but rather
enable the audible transmission of alternative histories, forms,
relations and ways of being. 

SGFA::2016 will expand upon the previous research events through a
combination of presentation formats over the course of two days; both
twenty minute formal research papers and ten minute emerging
researcher/artist presentations for the sharing of recent or ongoing
work are sought. 

This is an open call and we welcome responses from all relevant
disciplines and will accept a variety of formats from academic
presentations, proposals for artworks and documentation of artworks to
more experimental contributions. 

Please send expressions of interest, including the theme, topic and
format of your presentation of around 200 words and a short biography of
no more than 200 words by FRIDAY 8TH JULY, 2016 to SGFA2016 at crisap.org. 

Kindly supported by CRiSAP [1] 

Links:
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[1] http://www.crisap.org/
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