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Metamorphoses of Corporeality: Art-Body-Technology, 16- 17 May 2014, Corfu

Open call for contributions of research papers and presentations of artistic work

The Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University organizes, within the 8th Audiovisual Arts Festival “Ten Years of AVARTS” (May 14-18, 2014), a two-day symposium with theoretical and artistic presentations. Submissions are welcome both from scientific fields related to audiovisual arts, as well as from the diverse fields of multimedia expression with emphasis on interactive media.

The objective of the two-day symposium "Metamorphoses of Corporeality: Art-Body-Technology" is to contribute to the international interdisciplinary dialogue on issues related to the constant expansion of the physical capabilities of the human and their manifold implications for an interpretation of the body. Concurrently, the event seeks to provide a meeting venue for the scientific and artistic communities, whose approaches, although departing from different perspectives, can equally contribute to the public awareness concerning the crucial question of body image. Invited to participate in the dialogue are research works engaged, among other, with the fields of medicine, biology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology and informatics. At the same time, artists with creative involvement in fields as diverse as bio-art, digital arts, comics and documentary are also welcome to contribute.Important dates:

Deadline for submitting abstracts: April 6, 2014
Response date in case of acceptance: April 15, 2014
Deadline for submitting draft presentations: May 9, 2014
Two-day symposium schedule date: May 16-17, 2014
Deadline for submitting text for proceedings: 30 June 2014 - extended 20 July 2014

Venue: Ionian Academy, 1 Kapodistriou st., located in the center of Corfu city, May 16-17, 2014 .

Keynote Speaker of the Symposium: Michele Sambin

Michele Sambin (b. Padua 1951) is a film and theatre director, video-maker, musician and painter. He has always been interested in researching the relation between image and sound, investigating their different ways of connection through several expressive and technical media (film, video, theatre, painting and music). Between 1968 and 1977 Sambin made many experimental films with which he participated in numerous international events (such as at Filmstudio in Rome, at the Knokke-le-Zoute Experimental Film Festival in Knokke-Heist in Belgium, at La Rochelle International Film Festival and at Beaubourg in Paris). From 1974, video became the main medium of his visual research with which he made several musical and performance video installations and single screen videos e.g. `Autoritratto per quattro camere` (1977), `Looking for listening` (1977). In 1980, with Pierangela Allegro and Laurent Dupont, he founded TAM Teatromusica (theatre and music) working at the same time as a director, screenwriter, art director and musician. For many years, Sambin has organised theatre workshops projects and plays, with the inmates of the Prison of Padua. Since 2007 he teaches performing arts at the University of Padua.

Keynote Speaker of the Symposium: Anna Hatziyiannaki

Anna Hatziyiannaki works and lives in Athens. She is an art historian who has since 1966 worked on the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture, as an independent reseacher, writer and curator. She studied in Paris (1974-1981) in the University Paris VIII (Vincennes), Art Plastiques (Licence) and Methodologie des Arts Plastiques (Maitrise) and got her postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in Etudes Théâtrales, Cinematographiques with professor Franc Popper. Her second postgraduate (D.E.A.) was with professor Jean Laude in Sorbonne (Paris I) in Ethno-Esthétique, Anthropologie de l’ Art.
Upon returning to Greece she worked in the media as a journalist and columnist on art and culture subjects. Since 2009 she has had a permanent column on the subject of technological art in the monthly newspaper “Art News”. She has given a series of lectures with a thematic drive based on the Interdisciplinary approaches to Culture and has presented corresponding papers in national and international conferences. As a New Media Curator, she has organised exhibitions with foreign and Greek artists, in real space and online. In the period between 2010 - 2014 she was an elected Municipal Counselor in the Municipality of Athens with the political faction “Right to the city”, and worked for the Cultural Organisation and the International Relations of the Municipality. She was elected Vice President of the Metropolis Women International Network and participated in a committee of elected counselors of the Central Organisations of Municipalities of Greece within the Council of European Municipalities and Regions.
She is the president of the non-profitable organisation for technology and art, Artopos and was also a co-publisher of the first bilingual website of Modern Greek art alongside Dimitris Skoufis (1953-2007), She is a member of the Association International des Critiques d’ Art (AICA) and AICA - Hellas and also the Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (Ε.Σ.Η.Ε.Α.). She is also the writer of: Art in the Age of Biotechnological Revolution (2006), Theofilos, Μοnograph about Theofilos Hatzimichail (2007) and Costas Barotsos Monograph (2008).

Scientific committee:
Marianne Strapatsakis, Ionian University
Nikolaos-Grigorios Kanellopoulos, Ionian University
Ioannis Zannos, Ionian University
Elena Hamalidi, Ionian University
Konstantinos Tiligadis, Ionian University
Olga Pombo, Center for Philosophy of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Katerina Koskina, President of the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art and Artistic Director of the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation
Parul Dave Mukherji, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Eirini Mavrommati, Hellenic Open University
Anna Hatziyiannaki, President of the NGO ARTOPOS for Art and Technology

Organizing committee:
Marianne Strapatsakis, Ionian University
Andreas Floros, Ionian University
Dalila Honorato, Ionian University

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