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URGENT,Symposium on Feminist New Media Art: Char Davies,ToniDove, and Zoe Beloff,29.04.04,final program


Dear list,could you post the follqoing announcement on Raw,fresh texts and
all other pertinent lists?Many thanks.The complete program with
abstracts,bios, etc is in the attached file.many thanks.Livia
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> >>>
> >> For immediate release
> >> Symposium on Feminist New Media Art at the University of Montreal
> >>
> >> Gender,Subjectivity,Embodiment, and the Transformation of Cinematic
> > Practice
> >> in Contemporary New Media Art: Exploring the Interactive Work of Char
> >> Davies,Toni Dove,and Zoe Beloff
> >> April 29,2004, 8:30am-5:30 pm
> >> University of Montreal, Pav.3200 Jean Brillant Bldg.,3150 Jean
Brillant,B-0325
> >
> >> Subway/Metro Station Cote des Neiges
> >> Organizer: Livia Monnet, University of Montreal
> >> Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature,The Center for
> >> Intermediality Studies (CRI), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the
> >> Vice-Dean's Office Research Bureau, School of Graduate Studies,
> University
> >> of Montreal
> >>
> >>
> >> Women have been at the forefront of the digital arts for over three
> > decades.
> >> Their pioneering role is documented in the work of artists such as Vera
> >> Molnar, Colette Bangert, Monique Nahas, Lillian Schwartz, Sherrie
> >> Rabinowitz, Lucia Grossberger Morales, Steina, and Lynn Hershman. Since
> > the
> >> 1990s the number of women artists working in new media has grown
> >> exponentially, and their artistic practice is so diverse as to make a
> >> comprehensive survey a nearly impossible task. Internationally
acclaimed
> >> artists include Catherine Richards, Jill Scott, Anne-Marie Schreiner,
> > Agnes
> >> Hegedues, Andrea Zapp, Sonya Rapoport, Char Davies, Victoria Vesna,
> Mariko
> >> Mori, Rejane Spitz, Diana Domingues, Helen Thorington, Toni Dove, Zoe
> >> Beloff, and Seiko Mikami. Collaborative artists' projects such as Dawn
> >> Stopiello and Mark Coniglio's Troika Ranch performances featuring
dancers
> >> equipped with wireless MidiDancer sensors; Michel Bret and Marie-Helene
> >> Tramus's neural networks- and genetic algorithms-based,
> computer-monitored
> >> virtual dancer installation, Danse avec moi (Dance with me, 2001); and
> >> Monika Fleischman and Wolfgang Strauss's immersive CAVE-based
> > installations
> >> and artificial life environments have also attracted a great deal of
> >> attention. If digital art is here to stay, as Christiane Paul notes
with
> >> some satisfaction in her recent study on this burgeoning art practice
> >> (Digital Art, Thames and Hudson, 2003), so do women's vital
contributions
> > to
> >> it.
> >>
> >> Focusing on the interactive work of three celebrated artists, Char
> Davies,
> >> Zoe Beloff and Toni Dove, this symposium explores the richness,
diversity
> >> and conceptual challenge of contemporary new media art by women. The
> > morning
> >> session features presentations by Davies, Beloff and Dove themselves as
> > well
> >> as video screenings of their recent installations and work-in-progress.
> > The
> >> afternoon session features papers by Canadian and American scholars,
> > critics
> >> and curators of new media art which contextualize, and propose in-depth
> >> readings the work of Davies, Beloff and Dove, as well as of other women
> > new
> >> media artists. The issues examined in these presentations include the
> >> reinvention of the history, techniques, and "optical unconscious" of
> > cinema
> >> and animation; philosophies of embodiment in virtual space and of the
> >> embodied interface; haptic aesthetics, the performativity of affect and
> > the
> >> voice in virtual environments and interactive cinema; feminist
> revisionist
> >> rewritings of classical psychoanalysis, and of the discourse of
> > spiritualism
> >> in the late nineteenth, and early twentieth-century; and finally the
role
> > of
> >> genre fiction and the uncanny in the the digital arts.
> >>
> >>
> >> Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for
> >> Intermedia Research, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the
Vice-Dean
> > of
> >> Graduate Studies Research Bureau at the University of Montreal
> >>
> >> Information : Phone :514-343-6340, 514-343-7433
> >> Email : rodica-livia.monnet@umontreal.ca, cri@histart.umontreal.ca
> >> URL : http://cri.histart.umontreal.ca/cri/fr/
> >>
> >>
> >> Gender, Embodiment, Subjectivity, and the Transformation of Cinematic
> >> Practice in Contemporary new Media Art :Exploring the Interactive Work
of
> >> Char Davies, Toni Dove, and Zoe Beloff
> >> An International Symposium at the University of Montreal
> >> April 29, 2004, 8:am-5:30 pm
> >> Organizer: Livia Monnet, University of Montreal
> >> Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature,the Center for
> >> Intermediality Studies (CRI), the
> >> Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Vice-Dean's Office Research
Bureau,
> >> School of Graduate Studies at the University of Montreal
> >>
> >> University of Montreal, Pav.3200 Jean Brillant Bldg.,Rm B-0325, 3150
Jean
> >> Brillant, Subway/Metro
> >> Cote-des-Neiges
> >>
> >> Program
> >>
> >>
> >> 8:30 am Livia Monnet, Professor,University of Montreal, Welcome
Address
> > and
> >> Introductory Remarks
> >> 8:45 - 9:35 am Char Davies, Artist, Montreal
> >> "Landscapes of Ephemeral Embrace"
> >> 9:35 - 10:25 am Zoe Beloff, Artist, New York
> >> "Towards a Spectral Cinema"
> >> 10:25 - 10:45 am Coffee Break
> >> 10:45 - 11:35 am Toni Dove, Artist, New York
> >> "Haunting the Movie: Embodied Interface and Sensory Cinema"
> >> 11:35 - 12:05 Discussion
> >> 12:10 - 13:30 pm Lunch at "Raga" (Indian Cuisine, Ample Selection of
> >> Vegetarian Dishes, Queen Mary)
> >> 1:35 - 2:05 pm Carol Gigliotti, Associate Professor, Emily Carr
> >> Institute of Art and Design,Vancouver
> >> "The Ethical Subject: Ethics and Subjectivity in the Interactive Work
of
> >> Toni Dove and Char Davies"
> >> 2:05 - 2:35 pm Bruno Lessard, Doctoral Candidate, University of
> > Montreal
> >> "Beyond the Cinema : Zoe Beloff's Digital Specters and Embodied Mental
> >> Geography"
> >> 2:35 - 3:05 pm Kathy Brew, Critic and Curator, Eyebeam, New York
> >> University, New School
> >> "Alice Morphs Through the Looking Glass"
> >> 3:05 - 3:25 pm Coffee Break
> >> 3:25 - 3:55 pm Timothy Murray, Professor, Cornell University
> >> "Touching Voices: The Return of Affect in Interactive Cinema"
> >> 3:55 - 4:35 pm Discussion and Round Table with Conference
> >> Participants
> >> "Futures of Digital Art/Avenirs de l'Art
> >> numerique"
> >> 4 :35 - 4 :50 pm Livia Monnet, University of Montreal
> >> Closing Remarks
> >> 5 pm End of Conference
> >> 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner at "Commensal" (Vegetarian Restaurant, Cote des
> >> Neiges)
> >>
> >> More information, abstracts, and participants' biographies available at
> >> http://cri.histart.umontreal.ca/cri/fr/ from April 2, 2004.
> >> Contact : Livia Monnet, rodica-livia.monnet@umontreal.ca, 514-343-6340
> >> Brigitte Faivre-Dubroz, cri@histart.umontreal.ca, 514-343-7433
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DISCUSSION

URGENT,Symposium on Feminist New Media Art: Char Davies,Toni Dove, and Zoe Beloff


>Please post and announce to interested folks.Complete program with
abstracts,biographies of participants etc in attached file.

> For immediate release

> Symposium on Feminist New Media Art at the University of Montreal

> Gender,Subjectivity,Embodiment, and the Transformation of Cinematic
> Practice
> in Contemporary New Media Art: Exploring the Interactive Work of Char
> Davies,Toni Dove,and Zoe Beloff
> April 29,2004, 8:30am-5:30 pm
> University of Montreal, Pav.Lionel Groulx Bldg.,3150 Jean Brillant, Rm
> B-0235
> Subway/Metro Station Cote des Neiges
> Organizer: Livia Monnet, University of Montreal
> Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature,The Center for
> Intermediality Studies (CRI), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the
> Vice-Dean's Office Research Bureau, School of Graduate Studies,
> University
> of Montreal
>
>
> Women have been at the forefront of the digital arts for over three
> decades.
> Their pioneering role is documented in the work of artists such as Vera
> Molnar, Colette Bangert, Monique Nahas, Lillian Schwartz, Sherrie
> Rabinowitz, Lucia Grossberger Morales, Steina, and Lynn Hershman.
> Since the
> 1990s the number of women artists working in new media has grown
> exponentially, and their artistic practice is so diverse as to make a
> comprehensive survey a nearly impossible task. Internationally
> acclaimed
> artists include Catherine Richards, Jill Scott, Anne-Marie Schreiner,
> Agnes
> Hegedues, Andrea Zapp, Sonya Rapoport, Char Davies, Victoria Vesna,
> Mariko
> Mori, Rejane Spitz, Diana Domingues, Helen Thorington, Toni Dove, Zoe
> Beloff, and Seiko Mikami. Collaborative artists' projects such as Dawn
> Stopiello and Mark Coniglio's Troika Ranch performances featuring
> dancers
> equipped with wireless MidiDancer sensors; Michel Bret and Marie-Helene
> Tramus's neural networks- and genetic algorithms-based,
> computer-monitored
> virtual dancer installation, Danse avec moi (Dance with me, 2001); and
> Monika Fleischman and Wolfgang Strauss's immersive CAVE-based
> installations
> and artificial life environments have also attracted a great deal of
> attention. If digital art is here to stay, as Christiane Paul notes
> with
> some satisfaction in her recent study on this burgeoning art practice
> (Digital Art, Thames and Hudson, 2003), so do women's vital
> contributions to
> it.
>
>
>
> Focusing on the interactive work of three celebrated artists, Char
> Davies,
> Zoe Beloff and Toni Dove, this symposium explores the richness,
> diversity
> and conceptual challenge of contemporary new media art by women. The
> morning
> session features presentations by Davies, Beloff and Dove themselves
> as well
> as video screenings of their recent installations and
> work-in-progress. The
> afternoon session features papers by Canadian and American scholars,
> critics
> and curators of new media art which contextualize, and propose in-depth
> readings the work of Davies, Beloff and Dove, as well as of other
> women new
> media artists. The issues examined in these presentations include the
> reinvention of the history, techniques, and "optical unconscious" of
> cinema
> and animation; philosophies of embodiment in virtual space and of the
> embodied interface; haptic aesthetics, the performativity of affect
> and the
> voice in virtual environments and interactive cinema; feminist
> revisionist
> rewritings of classical psychoanalysis, and of the discourse of
> spiritualism
> in the late nineteenth, and early twentieth-century; and finally the
> role of
> genre fiction and the uncanny in the the digital arts.
>
>
> Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for
> Intermedia Research, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the
> Vice-Dean of
> Graduate Studies Research Bureau at the University of Montreal
>
> Subventionne par le Departement de litterature comparee, le Centre de
> recherche sur l'intermedialite, la Faculte des Arts et des Sciences,
> et le
> Vice-decanat a la recherche de la Faculte des Etudes superieures,
> Universite
> de Montreal
>
>
>
> Information : Phone :514-343-6340, 514-343-7433
>> Email : rodica-livia.monnet@umontreal.ca,
cri@histart.umontreal.ca
>> URL : http://cri.histart.umontreal.ca/cri/fr/
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> Gender, Embodiment,Subjectivity, and the Transformation of Cinematic
Practice in Contemporary New Media Art: Exploring the
Interactive Work of Char Davies, Toni Dove, and Zoe Beloff
>> An International Conference at the University of Montreal
>> April 29, 2004, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
3200 Jean Brillant Bldg., Rm B-0325, 3150 Jean Brillant, Subway
Cote-des-Neiges
>> Organizer: Livia Monnet, University of Montreal
>> Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for
Intermediality Studies (CRI), the
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Vice-Dean's Office Research
> Bureau, School of Graduate Studies at the University of Montreal

>> Program

>> 8:30 am -8:45 am Livia Monnet, Professor of Comparative Literature, Film
and Media Studies, University of Montreal
> Welcome Address and Introductory Remarks
> 8:45 - 9:35 am Char Davies, Artist, Montreal
>> "Landscapes of Ephemeral Embrace"
>> 9:35 - 10:25 am Zoe Beloff, Artist, New York
>> "Towards a Spectral Cinema"
>> 10:25 - 10:45 am Coffee Break
>> 10:45 - 11:35 am Toni Dove, Artist, New York
> "Haunting the Movie: Embodied Interface and Sensory Cinema"
> 11:35am - 12:05 pm Discussion
> 12:10pm - 1:30 pm Lunch at "Raga"
>>(Indian Cuisine, Ample Selection of Vegetarian Dishes)
> 1:35 - 2:05 pm Carol Gigliotti, Associate Professor of Digital Art and
Digital Media, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
>> "The Ethical Subject: Ethics and Subjectivity in the Interactive Work of
Toni Dove and Char Davies"
> 2:05 - 2:35 pm Bruno Lessard, Doctoral Candidate, University of
Montreal
> "Beyond the Cinema : Zoe Beloff's Digital Specters and Embodied Mental
Geography"
> 2:35 - 3:05 pm Kathy Brew, New Media Art Critic and Curator, Eyebeam,
New York University, New
> School University
> "Alice Morphs Through the Looking Glass"
> 3:05 - 3:25 pm Coffee Break
> 3:25 - 3:55 pm Timothy Murray, professor of Comparative lLiterature,
Film, and New Media Studies, Cornell University
> "Touching Voices: The Return of Affect in Interactive Cinema"
> > 3:55 - 4:35 pm Discussion and Round Table with Conference Participants
>"Futures of Digital Art/Avenirs de l'Art numerique"
> 4:35 - 4:50 pm Livia Monnet, University of Montreal
>Closing Remarks
>5 pm End of Conference
5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner at "Commensal" (Vegetarian Restaurant)
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>
> More information, abstracts, and participants'biographies available at
> http://cri.histart.umontreal.ca/cri/fr/ from
>> March 29,2004.Contact : Livia Monnet, rodica-livia.monnet@umontreal.ca,
> Brigitte Faivre-Dubroz, cri@histart.umontreal.ca .
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