Session: Technologies of Embodiment
Conference: University Art Association of Canada
Panel Chair: Kristen Hutchinson, Whitman College
How have technologies inscribed bodies through representation? Amelia Jones argues that “technology not only mediates but produces subjectivities, deeply inflecting how we experience ourselves.” Art historians, art critics and artists are invited to examine artworks from any time period that investigate issues of embodiment and subjectivity through the use of technology. In what ways have technologies, such as photography, film, video, medical apparatuses, prostheses, surveillance equipment, projections etc., changed the possibilities for and meanings of figuration in art? How might these artworks evoke considerations of subjectivities as fluid and multifaceted and/or engender atypical encounters between viewers and art? Papers on artists who, while not directly using specific technologies as modes of production, consider the impact of technologies upon bodies are also welcome.
This session will be part of the University Art Association of Canada conference to be held 1-3 November in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For further information on the conference: www.uaac-aauc.com
Paper proposals, 250 words in length, are due July 20 and can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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