Greetings ISSTA members!
ISSTA has been busy of late, our vice-president Brian Bridges hosted the inaugural [HE]ARTS of STEM festival at the University of Ulster campuses in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. The two-day event was well attended with diverse topics and interesting talks and presentations. Creative works by ISSTA members were also featured at Hearts of STEM. Also in attendance and presenting at the event was our president Linda O’Keeffe and our board member Tony Doyle. For more details on this very successful event please visit; http://heartsofstem.wordpress.com/ and also for a look at some of the moments captured and shared on Flickr please visit; https://www.flickr.com/photos/heartsofstem/.
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ISSTA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE ON SOUND IN THE ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONES 2016
SEPTEMBER 7TH-9TH 2016 (DERRY/LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND)
ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND PARTNER VENUES
Professor Leigh Landy (De Montfort University, Editor of Organised Sound)
Dr Liz Dobson (Yorkshire Womens’ Sound Network, University of Huddersfield)
Gregory Taylor (Education R&D, Cycling 74 software: makers of Max)
INSTALLATIONS, CONCERTS, ARTWORKS, WORKSHOPS, PAPERS, DISCUSSIONS
Call for Music, Artworks, Papers and Workshops: Deadline: April 4th
Full call details here: http://issta.ie/call-for-submission-2016/
FESTIVAL/CONFERENCE THEME: TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONES
One of the reasons we value sound as a perceptual and phenomenological event is that it allows for the creation of new types of sensory engagement with space. Creative processes of sounding allow us to design different types of sound worlds; places which can become autonomous zones. Lefebvre, in his seminal text The Production of Space, alludes to the concept of autonomous zones or imagined spaces; places which are imagined and created by community.
The idea of how we create and respond to autonomous zones is the subject of this year’s ISSTA festival as it comes to Northern Ireland for the first time, fostering a range of artistic, technological and academic interventions in Derry/Londonderry entitled Temporary Autonomous Zones 2016. A Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ), as defined by the poet and anarchist cultural theorist Hakim Bey, is more than just a distinct space; it is a space in control of itself, in that it does not recognise outside authority.
We look forward to inviting artists, scholars, technologists and other practitioners to Derry/Londonderry to investigate and play with some of these issues and related questions. From the historic autonomous zones of the 17th–century walled city of Londonderry to the autonomous commune of Free Derry (1969–72) to the highs, lows and contradictions of becoming the first UK City of Culture and even to its contested name and identity, we hope that Derry/Londonderry will offer a stimulating context for sharing participants’ work and ideas.
We are seeking works of art, research papers, performances, compositions and workshops that engage with the concept of autonomous zones and the social spaces of sound and technology.
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