Call for papers for online conference “Exploring the Unconventional: Ways to Address the Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology”

Факультет истории искусств

The project Open Database of Interdisciplinary Art in Russia (MIR) announces call for papers for online conference “Exploring the Unconventional: Ways to Address the Intersections of  Art, Science, and Technology”.

The field of art-science and technological art is increasingly hybrid. Artworks and art experiments in these fields are based on diverse expertise and may involve a variety of technological solutions. Some of the artworks are based on long-term research and might result in elaborating new technological solutions, others act as an unconventional method for exploring a human's place in the world, social environment, nature, or their relationship. 

A work of technological art may combine material and non-material objects and systems, can be valued as a result (art object), or practice, the very act of creating a situation for research. Also, such practices might be critically considered in the context of institutional cultural politics. 

At the conference we are planning to consider a variety of methodological approaches to the study of interdisciplinary art experiments from different perspectives (such as sociology, philosophy, art history etc.). What can we find by examining all these interdisciplinary experiments? What instruments and tools are the most suitable for exploring them? Сould they be studied through the experience of the viewer interacting with such works-systems, through the ideas that they embody, or effects that they create? These are the questions that will be explored in the course of the conference.

We invite researchers, students and curators to participate in the conference in order to share their perspective on researching technological art and art-science. 

The conference will take place online on 22 May 2021. The language of the conference is English. 

Requirements for proposal:

  • it should be written in English
  • it has to contain a short bio
  • it should include the synopsis of your research and it’s methodological perspective
  • it has to be not longer than 2 pages

Please send your proposals to before 28 April 2021. The program will be announced by 10 May 2021

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us.