EXPANDING DOCUMENTARY: SOUND, IMAGE, TEXT
Nga Wae o Horotiu Marae
Auckland University of Technology
Aotearoa New Zealand
December 7-9, 2011
Organised in association with Auckland University of Technology (Schools of Communication Studies and Art & Design, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies) and the University of Auckland (Department of Film, Television and Media Studies, Faculty of Arts).
EXPANDING DOCUMENTARY: SOUND, IMAGE, TEXT 2011 is the eighth biennial documentary conference held in Aotearoa New Zealand. Arising out of a ‘small country’ context, the event has been distinguished over the years by its concern to engage artists, makers, academics, writers, industry professionals and community activists interested in questions of theory and practice.
Focusing on non-fiction and documentary-related work produced within Aotearoa, Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the conference includes presentations of works-in-progress or recently completed works, as well as academic papers.
In 2011, the overarching, interdisciplinary ethos of Expanding Documentary continues the event’s emphasis on new and revised directions in thinking and practice while keeping in sight significant questions of subjectivity, embodiment, ethics, history, politics, economy and technology in the process of making and interpreting documentary works.
Four key areas of interest guide programming:
1. Ways in which culturally distinctive knowledge systems inform the production, representation and interpretation of documentary work.
2. The mediation of documentary through augmented realities, mobile media, web 2.0 apps, interactive game technology and other digital platforms.
3. Thinking practices through production, creativity and pedagogy.
4. Political and social documentary screens – large and small.
Keynote guests include Professor Jon Dovey (Director, Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE) - most recently involved with organizing the i-Docs symposium in Bristol http://i-docs.org/
Other guests representing a cross-section of Indigenous, filmmaker, photographer and digital interface interests are to be confirmed in the next few weeks – please sign up to “Expanding Documentary News” on the website homepage for updates.
Expanding Documentary welcomes papers and works (moving image, photography, installation, sound, digital and multimedia) that engage creatively and critically with the following questions:
** What has changed and what remains the same when thinking about, making and distributing documentary in digital environments?
** In what ways can practices of participation, collaboration, and location in place and time be thought differently - and how might this inform the ‘doing’ of practice? How do shifts in social, political, economic and cultural environments impact on documentary work locally? Globally? In what ways do identity and subjectivity currently influence forms of documentary expression?
** How do we conceive of the relationships between history, theory and practice of documentary – as makers, as educators, as writers?
** How do technologies and their uses factor in present day making, teaching and thinking around documentary matters?
2. Theory and Practice
5. Community, activist and social practice.
6. Emerging Researchers: Doctoral and Postgraduate
3-4 presentations, 20 min. with 20-30 mins. discussion time
2 parallel strands of panels
In the interests of peer review processes, panels have not been pre-constituted. However, suggestions for panel topics are welcome and updates will be posted to the website.
SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCEDURE
250 word abstracts submitted to [log in to unmask] by Friday June 11. Subject Header: Abstract
Abstracts may be accompanied by images of your work (exclusive of your name) if creative practice is your focus.
Please include the title of your paper or work, but not your name.
In addition to the abstract, please include a separate front page detailing:
* title of the paper or work
* name and contact details
* programming strand your paper or work best fits within (as a guideline)
* technical requirements for presentation
* institutional or other work affiliation
* a brief biography
* links to websites displaying work are welcome if you prefer single blind peer review for creative work
Abstracts will go through a double blind peer review process (or single blind review where necessary for creative practice). Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two referees. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the beginning of August.
Confirmation of attendance will be required within a month of notification.
Every attempt will be made to include all successful peer-reviewed papers/presentations. A waitlist will be established in the event that not all peer-reviewed papers/presentations can be programmed.
A book of published abstracts for conference presentations.
Conference proceedings published online and comprising:
* double and single blind peer reviewed: 5000 word full papers and audio/visual works (with media links) submitted by October 25; book of abstracts
* non peer-reviewed: papers and links to audio/visual works
Further options for 2012 publication will be sought.
For details about publication options please email: [log in to unmask] Subject Header: Publications
General Enquiries and Paper Submissions: [log in to unmask]
Subject Header: Expanding Documentary:
Dr. Geraldene Peters [log in to unmask]
Prof. Annie Goldson [log in to unmask]
If you’d like to be kept up-to-date with conference developments in the months leading up to Expanding Documentary, please subscribe to “Expanding Documentary News” on the home page, or alternatively check the website periodically for new information.