[CFP EXTENSION TO NOVEMBER 15] Alterations: Art, Performance, and Creation at a Time of Global Pandemic


Alterations: Art, Performance, and Creation at a Time of Global Pandemic

As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite submissions reflecting on our collective and individual experiences. We seek research, explorations, and reflections addressing topics regarding the continuous impact of the pandemic on art practitioners, educators, and researchers in all avenues of creation and artistic projects.

The global pandemic’s changes and adjustments have significantly affected the rhythms and modes in which we create, practice, teach, learn, and connect through art. Has browsing an exhibition or watching a live performance online created new understanding and/or perspective(s)? How are we continually adjusting to the virtual infrastructure and the reconfigurations of time, space, and artistic collaborations during the pandemic? How might this collective experience reverberate in our future interactions, or alter the conduct, organization, participation, or appreciation of various artistic, scholarly, and creative activities? And finally, how do we, as scholars and artists, shape or reshape our methodologies and reflections upon our own works, disciplines, resources, areas of focus, and collaborations? 

In this special issue, we invite you to share your intellectual, critical, and creative perspectives. Possible perspectives may include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiation and (re)presentations of social contact and contract (virtuality and physicality)
  • Politics and governance of conduct (institutional limit, regulations/policies, and modes of transmission)
  • Creation and avenues of performance (art, performance, new collaboratives, conceptualization)
  • Forms of presentations (text, demonstration, archives, exhibitions, etc.)
  • Art and affect (trauma, self, isolation, massive death, community, loss) 
  • (Re)imaginations and (re)configurations of the social fabric (new communities, social/political resistance, communication)
  • Agency and representation (access, new relations and identities: artist to artist, artist to audience, artists to institutions)
  • Shifts in time and space (new limits and new potentials, new definitions, new impacts, comparative analysis)
  • Art education (new mediums and approaches, academic and non-academic, local and global)
  • Adaptive and innovative research approaches (new forms, genres, mediums, procedures, perspectives, critical approaches)
  • Art economies and practicalities of dissemination (financial, institutional, autonomy, sustainability)

The deadline for the themed issue's submission is November 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm (MDT)