[artinfo] CFP: VR, Volumetric Filmmaking and Spatial Control

Gabriel Menotti gabriel.menotti at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 19:06:55 CET 2017

UNFOLDING IMAGES - VR, Volumetric Filmmaking and Spatial Control

We invite proposals of papers, workshops, performances, screenings, 
artist presentations, and experimental projects that address, 
explore, and subvert topics such as:

- the past, present, and future of VR technologies

- 360o and immersive filmmaking in different genres

- bodily affects and proprioception within virtual environments

- multi-camera stitching aesthetics

- visual effects / in-frame spatial compositing, both digital and analog

- 3-D animation and synthetic spaces

- moving images resulting from 3-D scanning, photogrammetry, and 
structured light capture

- developments in computer vision and depth perception

- real-time cartography as control interfaces

- responses from the media and data industries to new image technologies

- early stereoscopic, anamorphic, and panoramic devices

- event cinema, site-specific projections, and pop-up screenings

- cleavages and continuities between architecture and the moving image

- moving image installation and performances

- etc

7th Besides the Screen International Conference

Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil, 31 May to 2 June 2017

Deadline for proposals: 20th March 2017

Once again, virtual reality is a technology to come. The recent 
popularisation of immersive displays has revamped the interest on the 
possibilities of this subject. Alongside came the growth of other 
forms of volumetric image capture and exhibition, such as 3-D 
scanning and 360o video. These systems, many of them created to 
enable computer sensing, are now informing other observers. The way 
they have been deployed in fields from social media to heritage 
preservation and prosthetic medicine indicate their broad impact on 
emerging spatial ontologies.

The next Besides the Screen conference means to frame these growing 
trends in volumetric imaging in the long history intertwining 
geography and optics. Departing from cinema, the event seeks to 
explore how space and image have shaped one another across different 
media and cultural systems, tracing the power relations that cause 
topological subjectivities to emerge.

To submit a project, please send an abstract (~250 words) and a short 
biographical note (~150 words) to the address 
<mailto:besidesthescreen at gmail.com>besidesthescreen at gmail.com, with 
the subject SUBMISSION: BESIDES THE SCREEN 2017. Please include links 
for demos / previews of any video, performance, or installation 
submission. The deadline is 20th March 2017.

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Besides the Screen is an international research network on the 
subject of experimental audiovisual media. It aims to reconfigure the 
field of screen studies by refocusing it on the seemingly secondary 
objects, processes, and practices that exist within cinema. Besides 
the Screen also means to promote an open and horizontal academic 
environment, favouring practice-based approaches to research and 
artist collaborations. More info can be found at 

The 2017 Besides the Screen conference is supported by FAPES, CNPq, 
SECULT-ES, De Montfort University, King's College London, and UFES.

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