DOCUVERSE 2017 – INTEGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
After the success of their Symposium in February 2016, Docuverse will be hosting a further annual event on the 10th of February, 2017. The event will be taking place at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia.
From their symposium in February 2016, Docuverse has grown as a forum for discussing the intersection between theory, practice and industry, in the expanded field of documentary. Bi-monthly events have included work-in-progress expanded documentary projects, talks by Judith Aston (i-Docs) and Deane Williams (Studies in Documentary Film Journal), and an in-conversation between Adrian Miles (RMIT’s non/fictionLab) and ACMI’s Seb Chan (forthcoming, Oct 2016).
For 2017 we will continue to discuss, share, and create a community around expanded documentary practices, including:
-documentary as installation
and explore how these practices challenge what documentary can be and do.
To kick things off for 2017, Docuverse will be hosting a one-day event to workshop, share, discuss, and critique the role of new technologies in the creation of expanded documentary projects. The questions we are asking are:
-What is the potential of new technology in expanding documentary practices?
-What are the limitations of these new technologies to documentary?
-How do we become proficient (enough) to integrate new technologies into our current documentary practices?
-What documentary topics or forms are best oriented towards different technologies?
For this event, we will be tackling these questions through the array of practices that make up the expanded documentary field. So, we are calling for people that:
-Have made an expanded documentary project that they could show and discuss
-Are making a project they would like specific feedback on
-Could host a workshop/discussion/critique
As Docuverse is about creating a community around expanded documentary practices, we will be preferencing proposals that steer towards creating a discussion, as opposed to straight academic papers. Preference will also be given to proposals from people who will be able to attend Docuverse 2017 in Melbourne.
If you have an expanded documentary project you would like to show, or a workshop/discussion/critique proposal please send us a few sentences about your work or idea accompanied with a short description of how you would like to present it on the day. These proposals should not be longer than 150 words.
Please email proposals to Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20th, 2016.
Hannah Brasier (RMIT University)
Nicholas Hansen (RMIT University)
Kim Munro (RMIT University)
Franziska Weidle (University of Göttingen)
Docuverse is supported by RMIT’s non/fictionLab