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Subject: Call for Paper: RAI 2018 Bodies of Archives/Archival Bodies (P029).

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Dear colleagues,

please find attached details for a call for paper for those in the field of
media, art and image-practices, interested in questions of archive, body,
sensorial experience, art and research.


All the best,

Giulia



CALL FOR PAPERS, due by 8th January 2018.



We are pleased to invite papers for the panel Bodies of Archives/Archival
Bodies (P029).

Feel free to forward on!


This is part of the Art, Materiality and Representation Conference hosted by
the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) at The British Museum, Clore Centre
and SOAS, London, 1st-3rd June 2018.

Convenors: Jennifer Clarke (Gray's School of Art, RGU), Giulia Battaglia
(IRMECCEN, Universit Sorbonne Nouvelle; IIAC/EHESS) and Fiona Siegenthaler
(University of Basel)


Abbreviated Abstract



This panel calls for academic and artistic interventions that discuss objects,
images and/or bodies as archives of experiences and processes.



Our panel begins with the premise that archives, prone to decay, dissolution
and re-arrangement, are permanently in process. Our interest is not limited to
objects, but also to the idea of the body (or collective bodies) as archives
of experience.


In particular, we are interested in the archive's potential for collaborative
artistic and ethnographic practices: What forms of collaborative work does the
archive offer? In what ways can the collective sensibility of the archive be
explored? What can we gain from a process-based notion of the archive? What
implications does this have on the role of the archive in art and
anthropology, and for the practices related to it in particular?


Please provide a proposal by 8th January 2018 to the following online form:

http://nomadit.co.uk/rai/events/rai2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6079



Proposals must consist of a paper title, a short abstract of less than 300
characters and an abstract of 250 words. The inclusion of multimedia, film,
audio, or other elements as part of the presentation would be very welcome.
Please contact the convenors if you would like any further information.

For further details about the overall conference please see:

https://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/art-materiality-and-representation

Full Abstract (also attached as pdf):



The concept of the 'archive' had arguably received insufficient critical
attention in anthropology until relatively recently despite its central role
in research practices. However, recent work has highlighted the significance
of archives for the future of anthropology (Kohl 2013), and ideas about the
'archive' as a static repository of history are being challenged.
Interdisciplinary experimentations with forms of archive/archiving are
increasingly emerging (cf. the anarchive) raising important questions about
both the collaborative and processural nature of archives (Manning 2016).



This panel begins with the premise that archives, prone to decay, dissolution
and re-arrangement, are permanently in process (cf.
http://grapaub.org/en/archive/). This perspective enables us to engage with
cleavages and links between past knowledge and future imagination, as well as
the role of representation. Our interest is not limited to objects, but also
to the idea of the body (or collective bodies) as archives of experience.



In particular, we are interested in the archive's potential for collaborative
artistic and ethnographic practices: What forms of collaborative work does the
archive offer? In what ways can the collective sensibility of the archive be
explored? What can we gain from a process-based notion of the archive? What
implications does this have on the role of the archive in art and
anthropology, and for the practices related to it in particular?



Through this panel we call for papers and art/media interventions that explore
a variety of contemporary understandings of 'archive' that open up for
individuals, groups and institutions possibilities to produce creative
anthropological and artistic work.



________________________________
________________________________
Giulia Battaglia (MA, PhD - SOAS, University of London)
Membre associ IIAC/LAIOS - EHESS; quipe de Recherche IRMECCEN, Universit
Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3

Researcher in Anthropology of Visual/Art/Media Practices
Responsable scientifique du projet EHESS, "L'invention des formes de
reprsentation lre de la
mondialisation<https://www.ehess.fr/fr/linvention-formes-repr%C3%A9sentation-
l%C3%A8re-mondialisation%C2%A0>" subventionn par la Fondation Daniel & Nina
Carasso
Ph: +33 (0)6 0250 6466
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