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Collision: A Symposium on Interarts and Interdisciplinary Practices
Victoria, BC, Canada, September 2005


COLLISION:
A SYMPOSIUM ON INTERARTS AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

Call for Papers, Performances and Creative Works

University of Victoria, BC, Canada
September 8th-11th, 2005

Submissions for papers and proposals for performances, installations and
other creative works are now being accepted for the COLLISION Symposium to
be held at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada from September 8-11,
2005.

It is often assumed that Interarts and Interdisciplinary creation involves
a seamless integration of two or more distinct artistic practices, and
ideally that these practices will easily fuse into a work that can be
viewed as an integrated whole. However, as artists who attempt this fusion
find, it is often far from easy to integrate disparate media. For the
Collisions Symposium we seek presentations and artistic works that examine
these difficulties, conflicts, rough seams, uneven mixtures, and the
debris and detritus resulting from artistic collisions, as well as
presentations that question how artists approach these acts of
integration/disintegration.

We are seeking proposals for conference-length papers and performances
that address the issues of Interarts creation/collaboration as a collision
between artistic elements and forms. For this symposium we seek to create
an atmosphere of interaction between academic discussion and artistic
presentation. Consequently, we also encourage presentations that fall
between the standard academic paper format, including discussions of
interarts/interdisciplinary practices, lecture-performances, and creative
works that engage critical interaction. We welcome papers that examine
theoretical concepts and/or the development of artistic processes, as well
as performances and creative works from within the following areas:

Sound Art
Instrumental Theatre
Immersive Environments
New Music Theatre
Interactive Works
Visual Theatre
Live Art
Video/Visual Poetry
Dance Theatre
Performance Art
Intermedia
Experimental Theatre

We also welcome presentations that examine the following topics or
artists:

Fluxus
Dada
Happenings
Gesamtkunstwerk
Total Theatre
Sound Walks
Dramaturgy for Interarts/Interdisciplinary Creation
Collaborative Processes for Interarts/Interdisciplinary Creation
Directing Interarts/Interdisciplinary Creation
Pedagogy of Interarts/Interdisciplinary Creation
Heiner Goebbels
George Aperghis
John Cage
Robert Wilson
Pina Bausch
R. Murray Schaffer
Meredith Monk
Dieter Schnebel
Mauricio Kagel

For Paper Submissions (20-30 minute presentations), please forward an
abstract (.doc, .rtf format) of no more than 300 words to Dylan Robinson
at dylanr@uvic.ca

For Performances and Creative works please mail submissions to:

Dylan Robinson
Department of Visual Arts
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2
CANADA

For Artistic works and Performances Please Include:

1. Documentation of the work including slides, video, DVD, or recordings
2. A short description of the work including requirements for the type
   presentation space and length of the performance


Please note that we are only able to provide minimal technical support,
and no financial compensation for travel or transportation of materials.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: May 27, 2005

Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance in early June.

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