[artinfo] (Image)ining Resistance

Kirsty Robertson kirsty at mailodic.com
Fri Jul 16 15:33:04 CEST 2004

(Image)ining Resistance


Editors: Keri Cronin and Kirsty Robertson, 
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

We are seeking contributions for a collection of 
essays tentatively titled (Image)ining 
Resistance. Our aim is to encourage 
interdisciplinary approaches and critical 
examinations that address the use of visual 
imagery in social and activist movements 
throughout history. From banners embroidered for 
suffragette actions, to the impact of photographs 
taken in Soweto in 1976, to political puppets 
created for recent global justice demonstrations, 
intersections between visual culture and activism 
relate a rich history with transnational and 
transideological import. Interdisciplinary 
approaches are encouraged, as are essays 
addressing a wide range of historical periods, 
geographic regions and protest actions.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

- the image as a tool of persuasion
- the image as a site of resistance
- "activist" art
- anarchist art
- media coverage of protests and demonstrations
- protest as performance
- culture jamming
- historical analyses of art and protest
- activist art works/projects

Please submit a 500 word abstract and one page 
c.v., including name and email address to both 
Keri Cronin 9jklc at qlink.queensu.ca and Kirsty 
Robertson 9kmr at qlink.queensu.ca by August 1, 2004.

Though we prefer email submissions, snail mail submissions can be sent to:

(Image)ining Resistance
c/o Keri Cronin and Kirsty Robertson
Department of Art
Ontario Hall
Queenís University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

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