Nomadikon, the Bergen Center of Visual Culture, has extended the paper call for its conference, Image=Gesture, to be held in Bergen, Norway, November 9-12, 2011.
As a critical and heuristic trope, the gestural galvanizes many of the most pertinent areas of inquiry in contemporary debates and scholarship in visual culture and related disciplines:
a) Ethics: Images and their values and affects.
b) Ecology: Iconoclastic gestures and spaces of conflict.
c) Experience: The human as acts of mediation/product of the gaze.
d) Epistemology: Archive, document, memory.
e) Esthetics: From visual essentialism to transesthetics and synesthesia.
Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. Please include a short bio. Deadline for submitting abstracts: March 1, 2011.
A more extensive description of the conference and submission guidelines is here.
Photograph by Ruth Frenson/New York Times. Because Nomadikon has not offered an image for the conference, we thought we’d supply one–as a gesture, you might say.