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Politically engaged art practices have been important inputs for feminist theory throughout history. In the contemporary art landscape, the work of Spanish multimedia artist Jaime del Val proves to be as innovative as it is provocative in how it reflects complex phenomena – from the undoing of traditional understandings of bodies and identities, to the capitalism of affects and the influence of surveillance technologies. Del Val's expressive strategies such as combining urban interventions with microcameras, and dance movements electronically coded and turned into visual images, create engaged artistic projects such as his ‘Antibodies of Surveillance’ and ‘European TelePlateaus’, respectively. The interview format allows for the exchange of first-hand information from a creative and multidisciplinary posthuman standpoint that questions dichotomous thinking in terms of sex/gender, human/non-human, activism/academy, ability/disability, among others. The result is a mapping of the work of this transnational artist that might inspire fruitful debates on ways to develop alternatives for social, cultural and political change.

In Volume 1, Issue 2

Autumn 2010

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amberConference - Call for papers

The first international conference of amberConference will be held in conjunction with the amber’09 Art and Technology Festival, on 7,8 November 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey. The aims and scope of this conference are to create a platform of discussion and dissemination for the various themes and topics in which Social Science, Art and Technology converge.The theme for this year's event is the Cyborg, a phenomenon that has captured the attention and imagination of artistic, academic as well as scientific communities in terms of creative, theoretical, and technological output. The conference seeks previously unpublished papers of a maximum of 4500 words within the fields of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Sciences and Art Papers discussing original artwork.Topics can cover (but are not limited to)Machinic/Cyborg ArtRobotics and robotic artCyborg and Performing artsAvatars (virtual worlds and virtualenvironments)Computer GamesWearable and Tactile TechnologiesArtificial intelligencePost humanismNew modes of embodimentAgencyMedicineGenetic engineering, biology, clones and hybridsReligion, tradition and eternal lifeMilitarismGenderDeadline: 1st of August 2009Click here for more details:
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