Panels will consist of three presentations of no more than 15 minutes each (online presenters might consider even shorter presentations) with a ten-minute response from the panellists’ chosen respondent. Panel proposals require: a title; a 300-word description of the panel itself; five keywords that identify the panel’s focus; a 250-word abstract for each paper, or for filmmakers a 200-word abstract and 20 minutes of materials (via link); a 100-word professional note for each participant; and 5 bibliographic entries for the entire panel.
The emphasis of the workshop is on an open and unstructured exchange of ideas and techniques among all workshop participants. Workshops will consist of five or six opening statements that amount to 40 minutes in total (5-7 minutes for each statement), with the remaining time dedicated to discussion. Workshop proposals require: a title; a 300-word description of the workshop; five keywords that identify the workshop’s focus; a 50-word description of each contribution (filmmakers are welcome to add 20 minutes of materials via link); a 100-word professional note for each participant; and 5 bibliographic entries for the entire workshop.
We continue with the format introduced for the previous VE conference. This consists of a 45-minute conversation between three participants, reliant on cross-disciplinary exchanges between artists and scholars around shared investigations of concepts, sites, sensibilities, and histories. The conversation will be based on work (screeners or papers) circulated in advance. Presenters will be asked to send a paper of 1,500 words MAXIMUM, and artists will be asked to send excerpts or a complete work at least two weeks before the conference opening. The conversation itself will be based on pre-circulated essays and visual materials. Conversation proposals require: a title; a 200-word description of the general theme; five keywords that identify the conversation’s focus; a 200-word abstract for each paper or film; for filmmakers 20 minutes of materials (via link); and a 100-word professional note for each participant.
Presentation Proposal (Open Call):
Individual presentation proposals can be submitted through the open call. Individual presentations will be allotted 15 minutes for each presenter. Accepted presentations will be programmed into panels with other individual presentation submissions. Individual presentation proposals require: a title; five keywords that identify the presentation’s focus; a 300-word abstract for papers; a 200 word abstract; 20 minutes of screening materials (via link) for practitioners; a 100-word professional note; and five bibliographic entries.
A note to filmmakers and practitioners:
To stress the interconnectedness of theory and practice, filmmakers’ and practitioners’ talks will be integrated into all formats alongside paper presentations. Filmmakers are welcome to send their materials according to the above instructions for each one of the formats in which they can present excerpts of their work and contextualize it. In addition, VE Twenty-Eight will open a Vimeo channel on which selected works will be screened. Practitioner presenters can also add a link to their work to the online program.
Conversations will be allotted forty-five minutes panels and workshops will be allotted one hour and thirty minutes.
All proposals are due by 28 February 2022