MEDIA ART HISTORIES 2019 – RE:SOUND
The 8thInternational Conference in the Histories of Media Art,
Science and Technology.
Aalborg University, Denmark, August 20-23, 2019
The 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art,
Science and Technology – RE:SOUND – will be hosted by RELATE (Research
Laboratory for Art and Technology), Aalborg University and will be held
at the CREATE campus, Aalborg, Denmark, August 20-23, 2019 in
partnership with the STRUER Sound Art Festival and CATCH – Center for
Art & Tech in Elsinor.
RE:SOUND will host four days with 10 tracks of paper sessions,
panels, workshops, practice-based interventions, exhibitions,
performances, poster sessions, a PhD workshop and keynotes. The tracks
were generated based on the first call for topics contextualized under
the wide frame of media art history and sound. Each track has several
smaller thematic sessions for submissions that are chaired by experts in
Through the 10 tracks (listed below), RE:SOUND MAH2019 calls for
proposals that revisit and (re)investigate, through a variety of prisms
and on a multiplicity of trajectories, the ontologies and epistemologies
of Media Art History as a field of practice and research. Moreover,
there are also specific calls for proposals investigating sound in Media
Art + theories + histories + practices.
Based on the first call for topics, the call is now open for
individual submissions within the following tracks (all of which are
further detailed and specified at
1. Track: Resounding Media Art: Archaeologies, Indeterminate
Textualities, and Possible Futures
This track will revisit the foundations and formulations, the
contextual and epistemological entanglements, of the histories of Media
2. Track: Sounding Difference: Gender, Sound, and Technology
This track calls for proposals that investigate and discuss the
histories of women in sound art through academic papers and
3. Track: Sound and Voice: Art Practices and Politics
This track calls for proposals and participants that explore the
histories and contemporaneity of art practices working with sound and
voice as a vehicle for memory and political agency.
4. Track: Art and Technology: Histories, Methodologies, Practices
The track calls for proposals that explore and contextualize the
histories, methodologies and practices of art and technology.
5. Track: Sound Art Curating. Critical Histories, Strategies and
The track calls for proposals that addresses sound curation, which
areinvestigating the critical histories of sound art exhibitions and/or
exploring the role and influence of the curator on sound art.
6. Track: Sound within Bodies, Moist Media Practices, Environment
and Life-World: Organisms, Geology and Ecological Niches.
The track calls for proposals looking closer at the wide area of
sound-art based practices and theories that are concerned with embodied,
fleshy, moist, medical, scientific, environmental approaches and
formulations. The topics may address sound in relation to bodies of
biological organisms (human and non-human), natural environment, ecology
7. Track: The Return of the Sonic Real.
The track calls for proposals that explore New Materialism,
Speculative Realism and the phenomenology of sound in sonic practices
experimenting and operating in-between the sound object as a vital
sonic/material hybrid and the psychology of the sonic real.
8. Track: Archive Archives Archiving
This track calls for proposals that address the situation,
histories, and current / future challenges of archives of media art,
Topics might include: the challenges of archiving sound, archiving v.
collecting, the material/medial condition of archives in general and of
sonic objects in particular, leaking archives, post-digital and
po This track call for proposals that do not fit into any of the tracks
above, and that are addressing general topics within the field of the
histories of media art, science and technology
10. Track: Matters in Flux – Ph.d. Summer Camp in collaboration
with CATCH – Centre for Art and Tech
This track calls for proposals from Ph.D. students working
in-between practice and theory for a summer camp at CATCH culminating at
DEADLINE for abstracts: 1 November, 2018.
Notification of acceptance will be announced by 15 December, 2018.
Individual proposals should consist of a 300-word abstract.
Submitters should upload a short bio file (Word), no longer than ½
page per person.
Further details regarding the call and the tracks, including link to
the submission page: www.mediaarthistory.org/resound-maincall/
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There will be a call for full papers for a special issue of the
Seismograf Journal (www.seismograf.org), edited by Laura Beloff and
Morten Søndergaard, camera ready papers, deadline 1 September 2019.
There will be other publication opportunities, TBA.
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The conference will be complemented by a variety of affiliated
events, including STUER Sound Art Festival, special talks in the B&O
Lab, a special track of performances and workshops in the CREATE
building, and a Ph.D. workshop at CATCH
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MAH2019 RESOUND Conference Main Chair: Morten SØNDERGAARD.
Conference Co-Chair: Laura BELOFF
Conference Advisory Board:
Jens HAUSER, Jacob WAMBERG, Ryan NOLAN, Geoff COX, Tanya TOFT AG,
Dieter DANIELS, Jan THOBEN, Jacob ERIKSEN (Sound Studies and Sonic Arts,
Berlin University of the Arts), Gabriela Aceves SEPÚLVEDA, Luz Maria
SANCHEZ CARDONA (UAM, Mexico), Falk HEINRICH, Elizabeth JOCHUM, Palle
DAHLSTEDT, Daniel Cermak SASSENRATH, Magdalena ZDRODOWSKA, Jason van
EYK, Liora BELFORD, Dolores STEINMAN, Michelle LEWIS-KING, Anna NACHER,
Trace REDELL, Eduardo ABRANTES, Birgit Wandahl BUNDESEN, Anita JENSEN,
Jakob JAKOBSEN, Dr. Rahma KHAZAM, Carlos ROSAS, Jeppe UGGERHØJ (Artistic
Director House of Music, Aalborg), Jacob KREUTZFELT (Director, Struer
Sound Festival), Majken OVERGAARD (Program Chair, CATCH), Florian WEIGL
(Curator, V2, Rotterdam) and more tba
Media Art Histories Board (Steering Committee):
Dr. Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana University Lüneburg, GER); Dr. Andres
BURBANO (Universidad de los Andes, CO); Prof. Dr. Sean CUBITT
(Goldsmiths University of London, UK); Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver GRAU, MAE
(Danube University, AT); Prof. Dr. Inge HINTERWALDNER (Humboldt
University, GER); Prof. Dr. Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California Los
Angeles, US); Prof. Dr. Machiko KUSAHARA (Waseda University Tokyo, JP);
Prof. Dr. Katja KWASTEK (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL); Prof. Dr.
Gunalan NADARAJAN (Ann Arbor Art and Design,University of Michigan, US);
Prof. Dr. Chris SALTER (Concordia University and Hexagram, Montreal,
CA); Prof. Dr. Paul THOMAS (University of New South Wales, AU)
MAH Honorary Board:
Linda Dalrymple HENDERSON; Douglas KAHN; Martin KEMP, Tim LENOIR;
REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE, Peter WEIBEL, Rudolf ARNHEIM †, Douglas
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