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Call for proposals: Temporal Drawing
TRACEY Drawing Research Network Conference 9th-10th July 2020
Conveners: Drawing Research Group, Loughborough University
This conference aims to explore the notion of temporal drawing. By ‘temporal drawing’ we suggest that temporality is not only inherent in drawing, both as a process and as a product, but is also its fundamental condition. To draw is to draw inescapably in and of time. If to make a mark is to capture the trace of a gesture, then mark-making reveals the movement of time—of the living present becoming past, and of the past contracting into the present. With this dynamism come repetitions and difference: further marks in anticipation of a present yet to come. Thus a drawing traces and is traced by movements that are intangible syntheses of time, and looking closely and slowly at a drawing becomes an act of contemplation that holds motion beneath its surface. And so, we ask: how can we explore the time of drawing? How does time prompt us to think differently about drawing?
The conference aims to provide a space for discussion, dissemination and the exchange of knowledge and suggests the following as starting points and as possible themes, prompts and provocations:
• How can drawing ‘reveal’ in time?
• Can drawing be timeless?
• Is stillness possible in and through drawing?
• What is the role of pace in the processes of making and looking at drawing?
• How can duration be explored in drawing?
• How can erasure be explored in drawing?
The conveners invite proposals from practitioners, theorists and practitioner-researchers, which respond to the theme in ONE of the three listed formats:
• 20-minute presentation – 250 word abstract detailing the research question and proposed presentation. Please submit a word .docx file labelled as follows: surname.forename.presentation
• 2.5-hour practical workshop – 250 word proposal detailing the research question, format of the workshop and material/space requirements. Please label your file as follows: surname.forename.workshop
• Image or audio/video to be included in a showreel for a digital exhibition to be screened at the conference – up to 3 jpeg images of drawn works (resolution 300dpi) or 1 audio/video submission (codec/resolution negotiated on submission) max running time 5 mins Please label your file as follows: surname.title of work.exhibition.jpg and include an image list with full details of the drawing including title, media, size, year. For Audio/Video submissions, provide a hyperlink for review and include full details of the submission, display requirements, and running time.
Please include a 50 word biography with your submission and submit to Serena Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 28th February 2020.
The Drawing Research Network (DRN) was established in 2001 as part of the The Big Draw. The DRN is an international network of individuals and institutions who are involved in some way with improving our understanding of drawing, for example through professional practice, education or general interest. It aims to use this knowledge to raise the profile of drawing and drawing research. Some participants are based in universities and colleges of art and design with established teaching and/or research profiles in drawing. Other participants have an interest in, for example, drawing therapy, the cross-curricular role of drawing in schools or digital drawing. Some participants simply have an interest in drawings and the drawing process which might include making, thinking about and communicating with drawing. Individuals and institutions use the DRN to communicate news, to explore possibilities for cooperation in drawing research, to formulate collaborative projects and to share outputs. The DRN has two main opportunities for communication there include the DRN email discussion list (Jiscmail) and the TRACEY DRN site.Joining the DRN email forumOne of the main discussion forums for the DRN is the Drawing Research Network jiscmail. The link below will take you to the DRN jiscmail homepage that allows to you to subscribe and unsubscribe from this email forum and links to the archive of drawing research messages going back to 2001. You can also change your settings, for example, you can temporarily suspend deliveries of messages to your inbox. If you join, you can send a message to all readers of the Drawing Research forum simply by sending an email to the drawing research email address.
DRN JiscmailThe DRN web pagesIn order to facilitate accessible communication, particularly of visual media the DRN has a web presence in the form of a moderated blog in addition to the jiscmail. We welcome the participation of all drawing makers, drawing users and drawing researchers to engage with this online space to deposit information on drawings, shows, exhibitions, share drawings and thoughts on drawing, and generally further the discipline of drawing.