Paper proposals are invited for the International Conference of Association RIdIM 2019 on “Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture”.
The conference will take place in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 13-15 November 2019.
Musicians and artists rarely operate in complete isolation. Throughout history they have negotiated power structures and geographical circumstances, and these factors remain influential in the digital age.
The 19th International Conference of Association RIdIM seeks to examine the ways in which musicians and artists experience ‘belonging’ and ‘detachment’ – be it socially, politically, geographically, artistically, aesthetically and/or philosophically. The primary concern of the conference is how such experiences impact upon the representation of musical identity in visual culture.
As the current global crisis of mass migration and displacement highlights many different experiences of belonging and detachment, Association RIdIM invites submissions on all aspects of this theme relating to the representation of musical identity in visual culture. It hopes to foster a dialogue between scholars and practitioners and calls for paper proposals from diverse participants including musicologists, art historians and theorists, curators, performers, composers and artists.
Topics related to the conference theme might include:
- The Other and Otherness
- Centre and Periphery
- Migration, Displacement, Diaspora
- Multiculturalism, Cultural Pluralism and Transculturalism
- Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
- Music, Class and Power
- Networks and Patronage
- Artistic Hierarchies
- Curatorial Practice
- Considerations on Music Iconography as a Discipline
- Music, Art and Empathy
Proposals are welcomed from visual artists and musicians addressing the ways in which the conference theme is approached in their own work.
Deadline for abstract submission: 1 April 2019.
For further information, including details of conference awards, see the RIdIM website.