Shifts Conference: Call for participation

The Visual Arts Department of the University of Pretoria calls for participation in a post- graduate practice-led research event and conference, Shifts 3-18 April 2014.

Shifts is an event focussed on exploring practice-led research in the visual arts through the encounter with creative making that produces shifts in meaning, experience and interpretation. The event comprises an exhibition and a conference that may include: formal papers, doodles, mind-maps,paraphernalia, performances and objects that exemplify creative, exploratory, practice-led research.

The Shifts conference will start on the evening of 11 April. Artists Bronwyn Lace and Marcus Neustetter will speak about their on-going collaborative project Sutherland reflections. This will be followed by a group discussion focused on exploring key issues regarding artistic research raised by the project. Papers, presentations and performances will take place on 12 April among the exhibits in the Rautenbach Hall at the University of Pretoria. Artist Willem Boshoff will be the keynote speaker.

SHIFTS TIMELINE

Exhibition component: 3-18 April 2014:

Opening 3 April 2014 at 18:00

Setup 1-3 April 2014

Exhibition closes: 18 April 2014 (de-installation) 

Conference 11 & 12 April 2014:

Papers & presentations 12 April 2014 

Opening address & discussion 11 April 2014

To send a proposal: Please e-mail this form and the stipulated attachments to shifts.conference.up@gmail.com before 11 March 2014.

Visual Arts Building Tel +27 12 4202353
www.up.ac.za

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