[ 26. Mai 2016 ]

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: [cec-c] SGFA2016 – Call for Participation

Von: Cathryn Lane

Datum: Wed, 25 May 2016

Betreff: [cec-c] SGFA2016 – Call for Participation


Deadline July 8th, 2016


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@crisap.org


Kindly supported by http://www.crisap.org