Sarah Kanouse
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OPPORTUNITY

Call for Film/Video Programs: Exuberant Politics


Deadline:
Sun Apr 21, 2013 00:00

An exuberant politics is exhortative, celebratory, evocative.

It is foot-stomping, lung-splitting, booty-shaking.

It’s in your face, your backyard, your neighborhood, your watershed, your continent.

It’s planetary, and it’s right here.

It is direct, but it likes to dance.

It’s exuberant, and it starts with you.



“Exuberant Politics” is issuing a call for film/video programmers, activist archivists, and DIY curators to propose 70-90 minute programs of moving image work featuring exuberant, vivacious, and creative responses to historical and contemporary political issues.

Proposed programs could map a historical arc or be based around specific topics, like “exuberant pacifism,” or “rocking reproductive righteousness.” We are particularly interested in proposals that combine projects by politically-engaged artists’ with creative activism undertaken by people who do not identify as artists. Programs may include performance or protest actions documented by video, as well as work taking film/video as its primary medium.

A total of three programs will be selected to screen at the University of Iowa in Fall 2013, with potential for additional screenings to be arranged in consultation with programmers and artists. Selected programmers will receive a $250 honorarium and up to $400 for screening fees.

“Exuberant Politics” is a yearlong series of programs organized by University of Iowa faculty and Iowa City artists and arts organizations. The “Exuberant Politics” film series is funded by the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Proposals should include a 250 word description of the program, a tentative list of works (with short synopses and runtimes), and a 250 word narrative bio of the programmer. Send to exuberantpolitics@gmail.com by April 21, 2013. Submissions will be reviewed, selected, and notified by May 5.


OPPORTUNITY

Voices of America


Deadline:
Tue Nov 04, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Voices of America" is looking for new sound work employing samples of coverage of the US election as reported on Voice of America (VOA) Radio, the US government broadcasting service intended for an international audience. Here's how it works:

RECORD audio of election coverage on a Voice of America (http://www.voanews.com) station
UPLOAD your recordings to http://thevoa.net and tag them according to language and content
DOWNLOAD from the searchable pool of available recordings
REMIX the broadcasts and UPLOAD them back to the website

A curated playlist of compositions and remixes will be broadcast from The Sea and Space Gallery in Los Angeles in a special event on November 4 - US election day - as part of the Audacity of Desperation (http://desperationexhibition.blogspot.com) exhibition. Upload from August 25-November 4 to be included in the live event!

Propaganda
The Voice of America radio service was initiated in World War Two and dramatically expanded during the Cold War to win “hearts and minds” for the new American Empire. All major Cold War players operated such “information services,” which were collectively called “The Voices” in some targeted countries. Recognizing that the broadcasting service was largely a tool of cultural and foreign policy propaganda, Congress forbade the Voice of America from broadcasting directly to American citizens in 1948. Though slightly retooled, VOA persists today: the attacks of September 11, 2001, for example, invigorated Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu broadcasting. Currently, the Voice of America radio and television networks produce more than 1,000 hours of original programming per week in 45 languages, much of it covering American politics and regional foreign policy between blocks of popular music.

Elections
The 2008 election is widely viewed as a potential turning point in US foreign policy that has become ever more militaristic and interventionist in the last decade, and the prospect of the first African American president has galvanized the hopes of people around the world. Yet those who are most affected by American military and corporate action are excluded from American electoral politics. They are, quite literally, voiceless.

"Voices of America" offers an international audience an opportunity both to monitor the United States’ self-presentation abroad by recording VOA programming and speak back to it by remixing those broadcasts. The project obliquely points out the injustice that participation in US politics is so tightly restricted and questions, in a non-polemical fashion, how much change is possible given the persistence of Cold War, now War on Terror, infrastructure. In the arena of cultural politics, the project suggests a network of global citizens offering revised image of America’s carefully-constructed image back to itself.

"Voices of America" is a collaboration between Lee Azzarello and Sarah Kanouse and is sponsored by free103point9 (http://free103point9.org). The project is part of The UnConvention (http://theunconvention.com), a non-partisan, Minneapolis-based collective acting as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined nature of the contemporary presidential nomination process and convention.


EVENT

Voices of America


Dates:
Tue Nov 04, 2008 00:00 - Sat Aug 30, 2008

You are invited to participate in "Voices of America" (http://thevoa.net), a participatory Internet radio project that reflects on the media spectacle of the 2008 US Presidential Election through the lens of the Voice of America Radio Network, the US government broadcasting service intended for an international audience.

Between now and November 4, you can:
[list]RECORD audio of election coverage on a Voice of America (http://www.voanews.com) station
UPLOAD your recordings to http://thevoa.net and tag them according to language and content
DOWNLOAD from the searchable pool of available recordings
REMIX the broadcasts and UPLOAD them back to the website
LISTEN to the recordings and remixes online anytime or to the radio broadcast at the Audacity of Desperation (http://desperationexhibition.blogspot.com) in Los Angeles on Election Day
[/list]

Propaganda
The Voice of America radio service was initiated in World War Two and dramatically expanded during the Cold War to win “hearts and minds” for the new American Empire. All major Cold War players operated such “information services,” which were collectively called “The Voices” in some targeted countries. Recognizing that the broadcasting service was largely a tool of cultural and foreign policy propaganda, Congress forbade the Voice of America from broadcasting directly to American citizens in 1948. Though slightly retooled, VOA persists today: the attacks of September 11, 2001, for example, invigorated Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu broadcasting. Currently, the Voice of America radio and television networks produce more than 1,000 hours of original programming per week in 45 languages, much of it covering American politics and regional foreign policy between blocks of popular music.

Elections

The 2008 election is widely viewed as a potential turning point in US foreign policy that has become ever more militaristic and interventionist in the last decade, and the prospect of the first African American president has galvanized the hopes of people around the world. Yet those who are most affected by American military and corporate action are excluded from American electoral politics. They are, quite literally, voiceless.

"Voices of America" offers an international audience an opportunity both to monitor the United States’ self-presentation abroad by recording VOA programming and speak back to it by remixing those broadcasts. The project obliquely points out the injustice that participation in US politics is so tightly restricted and questions, in a non-polemical fashion, how much change is possible given the persistence of Cold War, now War on Terror, infrastructure. In the arena of cultural politics, the project suggests a network of global citizens offering revised image of America’s carefully-constructed image back to itself.

"Voices of America" is a collaboration between Lee Azzarello and Sarah Kanouse and is sponsored by free103point9 (http://free103point9.org). The project is part of The UnConvention (http://theunconvention.com), a non-partisan, Minneapolis-based collective acting as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined nature of the contemporary presidential nomination process and convention.


OPPORTUNITY

Assistant Professor in Visual Culture/Media Study


Deadline:
Fri Nov 30, 2007 00:00

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Visual Culture/Media Studies

Requires a specialization in the critical/cultural studies of digital arts to teach in the evolving interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Preference given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in contemporary arts practices and new media art; have a background in photography studies; address the interdisciplinary nature of media culture and issues of class, race, gender and/or sexuality; and can contribute to the intellectual mission of the Global Media Research Center. The successful candidate will develop graduate and undergraduate courses, engage in scholarship/creative activities, and pursue external research funding all in the area of digital culture and media arts. Required teaching responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, courses in the history, theory, and aesthetics of the still image. Depending on the successful candidate's area of interest, electives may include studies courses in video art; emerging media; postmodernity and globalization in art and culture; political economy of digital media; and the emergence of new forms of narrative, performance and documentary. Ph.D. or ABD required, as well as an evidence of active research agenda or publishing record. Specialization must be demonstrated through one or more of the following: conference papers, dissertation topic, books, peer-reviewed articles or other publications under review, exhibition and/or curation of creative work. ABD candidates must provide official evidence of completion of the earned doctorate prior to the date of appointment. If the candidate hired is unable to do so, this position will be changed to an appointment at the rank of Instructor with lower salary.

For more information about this job, please visit our website at: http://www.siu.edu/~affact/faculty.html

Deadline for Application:
Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2007, and continue until position is filled.

Required Documentation:
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Professor Sarah Kanouse, Chair, Search Committee, Visual Culture//Media Studies
Department of Cinema and Photography
Mail Code 6610
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1100 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale IL 62901

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


OPPORTUNITY

CFP: 2007 Global Fusion conference, St. Louis, MO


Deadline:
Sun Apr 01, 2007 23:46

Call for Participation: 2007 Global Fusion conference, St. Louis, MO

2007 Global Fusion Conference: September 7-9, St Louis, USA. Conference

Theme: Contested Intersections: publics, movements, institutions, the interface between media research, media arts, media industry professions and media activism.

ANJALI MONTEIRO will be the Main Keynote Speaker. Dr Monteiro is an award-winning documentary film-maker and university professor of media studies at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her keynote address will be “Spaces for Dialogue - Rethinking Critical Media Praxis in India,” or what it means for 'alternative' media praxis to engage with the new sites of contestation that have emerged in the wake of new media and communication technologies in an India that is neo-liberal, market-oriented and rapidly globalizing.

PAUL MILLER, aka DJ Spooky, will be the second Keynote Speaker. His award- winning Rhythm Science (MIT Press) was named among the books of the year by The Guardian (UK). Miller will address how "sound" acts as an invisible theater where the distinctions between sound art, information, and digital production methods are viewed as tools for the creative spirit of the artist.

Plenary round-tables will address video/film production, news and journalism, and advertising from these perspectives, all with an eye to how we teach communication. As usual, an international focus will be evident. Proposals for papers are encouraged to focus within this area, but may be on any communication-related topic.

Paper proposals are due by April 30 to John Downing at downing.john@gmail.com. Abstracts of up to 250 words; plus name(s), affiliations, email addresses and telephone number(s) of author(s).

More information will be posted at intervals on the Southern Illinois University, Global Media Research Center site: www.gmrc.siu.edu