A Call for Papers Art in the Age of Terrorism: Interdisciplinary Conference 12-13 November 2004 Organized by the Fine Art Research Centre, FMAS, Southampton Institute The aim of the conference is to examine aspects of arts theory and practice that relate to globalized politics in the age of 'terrorism'. A broad range of topics is envisaged that will include both theorists and practitioners. The conference will be accompanied by an art exhibition in the Millais Gallery, Southampton: 11 November 2004 - 29 January 2005. It is planned to publish a stand-alone book/catalogue in the period following the conference. Potential topics might include: media oriented theatres of war, freedom of artistic expression, the aesthetics of violence, iconoclasm, borderlines, exclusion and internment, neo-colonialism, invisible threat and narrative suspense. Please email a short abstract to [log in to unmask] Practitioners can send images in the form of email attachments or separately by post to Dr Graham Coulter-Smith, FMAS, Southampton Institute, East Park Tce, Southampton SO14 0RE. The conference and exhibition website is www.solent.ac.uk/terrorism Confirmed speakers include: Sylvère Lotringer: As editor of Semiotext(e) for close to three decades, he has introduced English-speaking readers to Continental theorists from Gilles Deleuze to Michel Foucault, from Paul Virilio to Antonio Negri. Stefano Boeri: Architect and urbanist, founder of Multiplicity an ever- changing network of architects, geographers, artists, urban planners, photographers, sociologists, economics, moviemakers etc. Multiplicity exhibited a major political video installation at Documenta 11 on the topic of geopolitical borderlines and the invisibility, exclusion and dehumanisation of asylum seekers. Khaled D. Ramadan: An artist based in Copenhagen who specializes in visual, mobile and brutal aesthetics. He is founder of "Chamber of Public Secrets" a mobile space and network apparatus based on collective art practises, which organized TERROR-ISM, the debate with Sarat Maharaj, Max Ryhannen and Anders Michelsen. The Chamber also organized "Beyond Visual Experience" a debate with Mona Hatoum, Bülent Diken, and Maria Hirvi.