Kunstlicht is a scientific journal dedicated to the visual arts, visual culture and architecture. It is affiliated with VU University Amsterdamís Arts & Culture department. For more information please visit www.tijdschriftkunstlicht.nl.
The first issue of Kunstlicht in 2012 will focus on the unique relationship between music, visual arts, visual culture and architecture. Buildings and public spaces have been designed using music or algorithms abstracted from music. Visual artists have often worked while listening to music; a famous example being Mondrian's love for jazz. More than a circumstance in which an artist works, music can even lead to direct visual inspiration. Vice versa, composers like Mussorgsky have been inspired by visual art in creating certain compositions. And in Der Gelbe Klang, a play by Kandinsky, sounds are characterized by colours. The ways in which the different sensory media overlap, either synaesthetically or neurologically, is central to this issue. The subject at hand raises questions of a diverse nature. What are the limits of an artistic medium? What are the origins of musicís close kinship with the visual arts, visual culture, and architecture?
Kunstlicht invites (young) scholars from various disciplines like music, (visual) art, architecture, and design, to submit a proposal for a scientific paper on this topic, by means of critical reflection on the phenomenon, or through the analysis of a relevant case study. Approaches to working practices in this field of study are also appreciated.
Proposals (200-300 words) can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is November 16, 2011. Selected authors will be asked to write a paper of 2.000-3.000 words (excluding notes). The deadline for the first draft is January 6. Proposals and papers may be written in either English or Dutch.
Authors receive three complimentary copies. Kunstlicht does not provide an authorís honorarium. Two years after publication, papers will be included in the freely accessible online archive at www.tijdschriftkunstlicht.nl/site/index.php/archief.
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