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/seconds CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
SPECIAL ISSUE ON Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and
/seconds - http://www.slashseconds.org/ - is an online publishing and
curation project reflecting contemporary art and its research. Initiated
and edited by Derek Horton and Peter Lewis, /seconds is designed by
Graham Hibbert, has an international editorial and advisory board of
academics, artists and curators.
/seconds is published every three months and comprises text (including
creative as well as academic writing), visual material (including moving
image) and sound-based work. The content, format and style of /seconds
locates it in a hybrid territory between academic research, curatorial
strategies and contemporary art practices.
Issue 06, to be published in July 2007, will be a collaboration with The
Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change to mark the international
conference: Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and Travel
(Leeds, UK, on the 19th to 23rd July) - go to:
We welcome submissions in visual form, text and sound which critique and
challenge the relationships between tourism, travel and objects. Themes
in which we are interested include:
* Desire and envy in the world of tourist souvenirs;
* Emphemerality of tourist sites;
* Conjectures of place / dislocation through hotel lobbies and
* Angst and ambiguity in the objects of travel;
* Fear of deckchairs;
* Travelling without things;
* Worlds through sunglasses;
* Indulgence in the materials of the foreign;
* Textures of and in travel.
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