Grimasa

Poziv za prispevke in projekte 2016

Framing the grimaced face in the pictorial plane, photography at the same time frees it from its direct relation to the present and subjugates it through its photographic and ideological conventions.

Grimasa

Poziv za prispevke in projekte 2016

Rok za oddajo osnutkov prispevkov (150 besed povzetka in/ali vizualije) je 15. junij 2016. Rok za oddajo dokončanih prispevkov sprejetih osnutkov je 30. julij 2016. Osnutke pošljite neposredno na editors@membrana.org.

One of the most privileged and complex motives in the history of photography is the human face. Not only that – it has always been a heavily contested landscape, deeply invested in the aesthetic and ideological struggles concerning the nature of human beings, social class as well as its proper representation through the medium of photography. Photographs of the face, sometimes even understood as the “windows to the soul”, capture and freeze the otherwise fleeting extremes of facial expressions – the grimaces – the contortions, convulsions of the faces as the material tokens of joy, fear, and pain. By doing so, photography sets free “the optical unconsciousness” of the human face. Framing the grimaced face in the pictorial plane, photography at the same time frees it from its direct relation to the present and subjugates it through its photographic and ideological conventions (scientific and aesthetic apparatuses). The photographs of (grimaced) faces are nowadays ubiquitous and yet at the same time still bear the power of the uncanny, as if the incessant reproduction has never fully depleted its meaning nor blunted its unsettling – either ecstatic or thrilling – force.

We invite contributions that explore the relationship between photography and face/grimace from (but not limited to) the following perspectives:

  • expressiveness (facial contortions, extremes of emotions);
  • communicability of the human face;
  • social normativity and its inscription in the human face (normative facial features, the norm);
  • social control (facial recognition, digital forensics, phrenology, criminology, physiognomics);
  • inscription of identity (gender, styling, fashion and cosmetic industry);
  • contemporary media (expressive face and grimace in press photography);
  • the human face in the age of the digital (robotics and computer generated portraits);
  • photogenic (beauty/ugliness, charisma, power, beauty);
  • phantasmagorical (photomontage, composite portraits, creative photo-constructions);
  • face and grimace as part of communicative processes on social media (selfies, profile images, memes, avatars).

Format of contributions


  • Essays, theoretical papers, overview articles, interviews (approx. 14.000 characters with spaces)
  • Short essays, columns (approx. 6.000 characters with spaces)
  • For both length visuals encouraged
  • Proposal for publishing of relevant work of artists, photographers


Proposals and deadlines


Please contact the editors at editors@membrana.org. The deadline for contribution proposals is 15 June 2016. The deadline for finished contributions is 30 July 2016.

About Membrana


Membrana is a contemporary photography magazine dedicated to promoting a profound and theoretically grounded understanding of photography. Its aim is to encourage new, bold, and alternative conceptions of photography as well as new and bold approaches to photography in general. The magazine builds upon the long tradition of publishing the Slovenian language magazine Fotografija (published since 1997) as well as on the long tradition of the critical and investigative approach cherished by its editors. Membrana publishes a wide range of contributions, ranging from interviews to theoretical articles, essays on contemporary photography, columns, regional portfolios, exhibition and book reviews. Positioning itself in the space between scholarly magazines and popular publications, it offers an open forum for critical reflection on the medium, presenting both analytical texts and quality visuals. The magazine is published bi-annually in the summer and winter in the English language by the Slovene non-profit institute Membrana.

Rok za oddajo osnutkov prispevkov (150 besed povzetka in/ali vizualije) je 15. junij 2016. Rok za oddajo dokončanih prispevkov sprejetih osnutkov je 30. julij 2016. Osnutke pošljite neposredno na editors@membrana.org.

Sorodne objave

prijavi se

prijavi se na novice in pozive za projekte in prispevke
novice

Podaljšan rok za oddajo predlogov prispevkov (povzetki dolžine do 150 besed in/ali slikovno gradivo) je 30. avgust 2021. Podaljšan rok za oddajo celotnih prispevkov na podlagi izbranih predlogov je 4. oktober 2021. Predloge pošljite prek spletnega obrazca ali se obrnite na nas prek kontaktnega obrazca in/ali naslova editors(at)membrana.org.

Podaljšan rok za oddajo predlogov prispevkov (povzetki dolžine do 150 besed in/ali slikovno gradivo) je 11. junij 2021. Podaljšan rok za oddajo celotnih prispevkov na podlagi izbranih predlogov je 16. avgust 2021. Predloge pošljite prek spletnega obrazca ali se obrnite na nas prek kontaktnega obrazca in/ali naslova editors(at)membrana.org.

Rok za oddajo osnutkov prispevkov (150 besed povzetka in/ali vizualije) je 27. julij 2020. Rok za oddajo dokončanih prispevkov sprejetih osnutkov je 21. september 2020. Osnutke pošljite preko spletnega obrazca na: https://www.membrana.si/proposal/ ali nas kontaktirajte neposredno na editors@membrana.org.

kje: Cankarjev dom, sejna soba M3/4
kdaj: 27. februar 2020, 0b 18. uri

kje: Galerija Jakopič, Ljubljana, v sklopu razstave Jaka Babnik: Pigmalion
kdaj: 5. december 2019
trajanje: 18.00 – 21.00
sodelujeta: dr. Victor Burgin, dr. Ilija T. Tomanić
moderator: dr. Jan Babnik

  • 18.00: Predavanje Victorja Burgina: Kaj je kamera? Kje je fotografija?
  • 19.00: Predstavitev nove številke revije Fotografije (Kamera in aparat: Izbrani spisi Victorja Burgina) v pogovoru z umetnikom in teoretikom Victorjem Burginom in Ilijo T. Tomanićem, piscem spremne besede k slovenskemu prevodu. Pogovor bo moderiral Jan Babnik, gl. in odgovorni urednik revije Fotografija
  • 20.30: razprodaja preteklih številk revije Fotografija

Rok za oddajo osnutkov prispevkov (150 besed povzetka in/ali vizualije) je 16. december 2019. Rok za oddajo dokončanih prispevkov sprejetih osnutkov je 16. marec 2020. Osnutke pošljite preko spletnega obrazca na: https://www.membrana.si/proposal/ ali nas kontaktirajte neposredno na editors@membrana.org.

Kdaj: 18. julij 2019 ob 10.00
Trajanje:
90 min
Kje: Prvo preddverje Cankarjevega doma, Prešernova cesta 10, 1000 Ljubljana (vhod iz pasaže Maximarket)
Delavnico vodita: Leopold Štefanič in Neža Ternik

Rok za oddajo osnutkov prispevkov (150 besed povzetka in/ali vizualije) je 09. april 2019. Rok za oddajo dokončanih prispevkov sprejetih osnutkov je 24. junij 2019. Osnutke pošljite preko spletnega obrazca na: https://www.membrana.si/proposal/ ali nas kontaktirajte neposredno na editors@membrana.org.

Kontaktiraje urednike na editors@membrana.si. Rok za predloge prispevkov (izvlečki dolžine 150 besed in/ali slikovno gradivo) je 18.1. 2019. Rok za dokončane prispevke na podlagi sprejetih predlogov je 20.3.2019. Predloge pošljite na editors@membrana.org.

Kontaktiraje urednike na editors@membrana.org. Rok za dokončane prispevke na podlagi sprejetih predlogov je 30. september 2018. Predloge pošljite na editors@membrana.org.

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