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Call for Papers THE ARCHIVE Memory, Cinema, Video and the Image of the Present | 9th MAGIS – Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School | April 8 – 13, 2011

The 9th MAGIS Spring School, organized by the University of Udine and the University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle, in collaboration with their network of partners – Universities of Amsterdam, Bochum, Prague, Valencia and Milan-Catholic, Pisa and CineGraph/Hamburg – as part of the activities of International Ph.D. in Audiovisual Studies will be held in Gorizia from April 8th to April 13th, 2011. This 9th edition of the MAGIS Spring School will focus on the relationship between audiovisual forms and the notion of “The Archive”. With the help of scholars, graduate students, artists, curators and representatives of art institutions, and through plenary sessions and workshops, the 9th Spring School will address “The Archive” in relation to specific disciplinary fields, objects and perspectives of research: Cinema & Contemporary Visual Arts, Post-Cinema, Porn Studies and Film Heritage.

Cinema & Contemporary Visual Arts The archive form undoubtedly dominated curatorial and artistic practices of the last decade. On the one hand, it allowed for the adoption of a retrospective point of view toward important modernist points of reference, thereby reappraising not only their historical importance, but also their utopian aspect and experimental gesture. On the other hand, it made the assemblage and manipulation of sources (with the digital turn becoming increasingly more accessible) possible, and gave rise to a different phenomenological experience of reality, which modifies the interpretation, recording and organization of data. Sharing the theoretical framework and perspective suggested by the FilmForum 2011’s call for papers, the Cinema & Contemporary Visual Arts section aims to investigate the archive form with an analysis of its significance in relation to these two aspects. We will place a particular emphasis on the relevance of research and authorial practices of Internet, of sound and moving images. The program of the Cinema & Contemporary Visual Arts section will consist of individual presentations, panels, workshops and roundtables. Applicants are invited to submit papers addressing the FilmForum’s general topic from this disciplinary and theoretical perspective, or to draw inspiration from the following questions: - How can art enter into relationship with the wider dynamics of individual and collective building of memory, identity and knowledge? What short circuits are created when the artist works in the same way as the archive or the museum, that is, organizing memory, identity and related imaginaries? - In what ways can the artistic remediation of documents interrogate and challenge collective memory and politically determined historic views? What are the chances of individual infiltration in the system of knowledge organization opened up by artistic practice? - How are the contemporary non-hierarchical and participatory dynamics of access to knowledge expressed by contemporary art practice? What are, at present, the possible solutions to the complex relationships between the right of access to knowledge and that of authorship? - How do the curatorial, storage, preservation and dissemination practices deal with the intangible nature of audiovisual artworks? And, more specifically, how do they deal with the concepts of de-location, variability, re-mediation, performativity and interactivity, in connection with the network and the digital nature of audiovisual data? - How do curatorial methodologies deal with new modes of knowledge organization and use determined by the digital archive as a cultural metaphor? Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2010 Length of proposal: 1 page max A short CV (10 lines max.) should be sent with proposals Email: For more information, please contact: Dipartimento di Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali - Università degli Studi di Udine, Palazzo Caiselli, Vicolo Florio 2 - 33100 Udine, Italy fax: +39/0432/556644 - e-mail: / - PLACE: Gorizia - Italy DATE: Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2010 URL:

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