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<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><font size="4" class=""><span style="font-size:14pt;" lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Arts in Context – In Between Practices </b></span></font></span></font></div>
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<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">International conference </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway 6 – 8 June 2016 </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">The
 interdisciplinary research and development platform Arts in Context 
(KiK – Kunst i kontekst) invites scholars, artists and art educators to
the first Arts in Context conference. Arts in Context is a platform for 
scholarly and artistic research within – and across – the disciplines of
 music, theatre and the visual arts with a particular interest in how 
art disciplines respond at points of contact
with other contexts, whether social, cultural, political, pedagogical or
 historical. </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Arts
 in Context also aims to establish arenas where artistic practices can 
interact with academic approaches to research and development. Such 
research
projects operate at the dynamic interface between theoretical, empirical
 and artistic-­‐practice approaches. Art disciplines are approached in a
 broad context, where specialist knowledge is understood not just as 
content but also as perspectives that enable
researchers to rethink established paradigms and identify change and new
 relationships, both within the arts and in society more generally. </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">The conference will focus on potentials and pitfalls when approaching practices in between, such as those related to </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• collaborations between artistic practices anchored in different art disciplines </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• differences in academic, artistic and educational approaches</span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• artistic and political practices </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• blurring the lines between artists and audiences </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• the positions of artists inside and outside institutions </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">We
 invite explorations of the “In Between Practices” above, as well as 
workshop proposals that aim at initiating thematic and artistic 
collaborations
and networks amongst conference participants. Here the intention may be 
to facilitate future networks for research and/or artistic purposes. </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">You may submit proposal abstracts for a) and/or b):</span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class=""> </b></span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">a) Presentation</b></span><span lang="en-US" class=""> (15 min.) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Optional
 formats: paper presentation, lecture performance, visual presentation, 
audio-­‐visual documentation and the like. Presentations will be
followed by 15 min. group discussions. </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">b) </span><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Workshop</b></span><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Physical
 environment and technical equipment: Workshops will be arranged on the 
island of Bragdøya, a short boat trip from Kristiansand, where we
will enjoy an atmosphere of traditional coastal culture and fisheries, 
in a building restored and maintained by local volunteers. Technical 
equipment on request.</span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Abstracts </b></span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">The abstracts should contain: </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Name(s) of contributor(s) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Institutional affiliation (if applicable) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Category: Paper presentation or workshop </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Title </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Project description and objectives </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Contextualization </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Thesis question and/or problem for discussion </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">• Planned results or outcomes </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">The abstract must not exceed 300 words and may contain web links to artistic material.</span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Abstracts must be submitted by e-­‐mail to </span><a href="mailto:kik-abstacts@uia.no" target="_blank" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">kik-abstacts@uia.no</span></a><span lang="en-US" class="">
and will be accepted until midnight, February 1st, 2016. </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Presenters will be notified of acceptance by March 1st, 2016. </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Conference language </b></span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">English </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Programme committee </b></span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Kristin Bergaust, professor in contemporary art (UiA and HiOA) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Siemke Böhnisch, associate professor in theatre (UiA) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Per Kjetil Farstad, professor in music (UiA) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Cecilie Nissen, artistic director of Kristiansand Kunsthall</span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">Tony Valberg, associate professor in music (UiA) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class=""> </b></span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Conference venues</b></span><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">University of Agder and the island of Bragdøya, Kristiansand (Norway) </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Conference hotel</b></span><span lang="en-US" class=""> Hotel Norge </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Conference fee </b></span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">1000 NOK (covers meals other than breakfast)</span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""> </span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class=""><b class="">Deadline for conference bookings </b></span></span></font></div>
<div style="margin:0;" class=""><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" class=""><span style="font-size:11pt;" class=""><span lang="en-US" class="">April 15th</span></span></font></div></body></html>