Call for papers Vol. 4 No. 2


Call for Paper Vol. 4, No. 2.
Truth of Matter: process and perception in expanded animation practice 

In this issue of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts we want to examine the potential of the animation medium, in its most expanded form, to make sense of our reality: in its encounter with matter, through all our senses.

We want to raise questions of provisionality and uncertainty: of facts, philosophies, moving images, implicit in the subjectivity of perception and the unpredictability of matter. We are particularly keen to explore the creative process of expanded animation, in order to understand how animation itself might embody reality as a process of becoming, transformation, in a way that is unique to this art form.

We ask contributors to address some of these questions:

  • What can animation and its process reveal to us about our own way of making sense through our senses?
  • How is animation relevant to other artistic as well as scientific disciplines?
  • What happens in an encounter between the hand and the material that might bypass the intellect and is revealed through the process of making?
  • What does the hand that draws teach us about looking and what is the role of the whole body in making sense of the world?
  • What is the impact of technology on this intimate process? 

This issue aims to bring into an academic framing the tacit knowledge of artists and filmmakers, because we trust the body houses wisdom that can only be accessed on its own terms, through making, which is also a way of thinking.


Curatorial section

The curatorial section provides researchers and artists with open, experimental and creative displays of media arts research and provides readers with interactive research experiences. It allows for the combination of inter-media modes of display, using multiple text design with the potential of mixing it with image, motion and sound. Contributions regarding the current open topic are welcome.

Guest Editors: Pedro Serrazina (ECATI, Universidade Lusófona), Tereza Stehlikova (CREAM, University of Westminster), Birgitta Hosea (University for the Creative Arts)



Publication schedule

Call for papers: 29 March 2019.
Communication of decision to authors: 30 Dezembro
Publication: December 2019