Call for reviews: On the Subject of Archives

Call??for??book, performance, and film??reviews???????e-misf??rica??9.1 ??? ???On the Subject of Archives???

Invited editors: Marianne Hirsch and Diana Taylor

e-misf??rica??invites scholarly??reviews??of books, performances and films??for??its Spring 2012 issue, titled ???On the Subject of Archives.??? Please see below??for??a list of books open??for??review; we welcome additional suggestions.

More than a repository of objects or texts, the archive is also the process of selecting, ordering, and preserving the past. But in recent years, the term ???archive??? has become increasingly capacious, interchangeable with ???save,??? ???contain,??? ???record,??? ???upload,??? ???preserve,??? and ???share??? and with systems of organization such as a ???collection,??? ???library,??? ???inventory,??? and ???museum.??? ???Archive??? in the digital age seems to magically transcend the contradictions between ???open??? and ???closed,??? democratic and elitist, the curated selection process and the do-it-yourself upload. But have the logics of intelligibility shifted to bring the unspoken and the unthought into public awareness? How have the power structures behind archival practices been transformed through technological and creative innovation over the past decades? What are the continuities that persist in the present? How have the boundaries between archival subjects and archival objects been reconfigured in the process? Do ???live??? acts, such as performances, resist the archive? Or does the archive produce its own special kind of performances? This special issue of??
e-misf??rica??explores how scholars, artists, and activists throughout the Americas are using and theorizing ???archives??? to rethink the politics of what is saved (remembered), and what is discarded (forgotten), and are, in the process, redefining the representational forms through which the unthought and the unspoken are made intelligible.

e-misf??rica??is the biannual, peer-reviewed, online journal of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and is edited by Jill Lane and Marcial Godoy-Anativia. ??Each issue is organized around a theme that explores the relationship between performance and politics in the Americas. The journal publishes scholarly essays and multimedia presentations by artists, activists, and intellectuals, as well as??reviews??of books, performances, and films. This issue will be published in June 2012. We welcome contributions in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. All reviews??should be 750 words (up to 1500??for??pieces covering more than one??book, performance, or film).??For??further submission guidelines, past issues and examples of multimedia presentations please visit??www.emisferica.org.

Please submit review proposals by??February 1, 2012 via email to??hemi.ejournal@nyu.edu, and include "e-misf??rica??9.1" in the subject line. Proposals should include a brief description of the work and the author's approach to it (150 words); a short author bio (150 words); and a link to a previously published writing sample, or an unpublished writing sample as an attachment. All final texts will be due March 15, 2012.

For Review


Convocatoria para rese??as de libros, performances y pel??culas ???????e-misf??rica??9.1 ??? ???Sujetos de/al archivo???
Editoras invitadas: Marianne Hirsch y Diana Taylor

e-misf??rica??invita rese??as acad??micas de libros, performances y pel??culas para su n??mero de Primavera 2012 titulado ???Sujetos de/al archivo???. V??ase abajo una lista de libros abiertos para rese??ar; invitamos sugerencias adicionales.

El archivo representa, adem??s de un repositorio de objetos o textos, el proceso de seleccionar, ordenar y preservar el pasado. En a??os recientes, el significado de la palabras ???archivo??? o ???archivar??? se ha expandido de tal forma que estas son practicamente intercambiable por las acciones de ???guardar???, ???contener???, ???grabar???, ???cargar???, ???preservar??? y ???compartir???, y por sistemas de organizaci??n, como una ???colecci??n???, ???biblioteca???, ???inventario???, o ???museo???. En la era digital, el ???archivo??? parece trascender m??gicamente las contradicciones entre lo ???abierto??? y lo ???cerrado???, lo democr??tico y lo elitista, y los procesos de selecci??n del archivista profesional y el ???posteo??? improvisado del aficionado. No obstante, ??han cambiado lo suficiente las l??gicas de la inteligibilidad para hacer p??blico lo no dicho y pensable lo impensable??? ??Qu?? transformaciones han experimentado en las ??ltimas d??cadas???a trav??s de innovaciones tecnol??gicas y creativas???las estructuras de poder que est??n detr??s de las pr??cticas de archivo??? ??Qu?? continuidades persisten en el presente? ??C??mo han sido reconfiguradas las fronteras entre los sujetos y los objetos del archivo? ??Pueden las acciones en vivo, como el performance, resistir el archivo? ??O produce el archivo sus propios tipos de performance? Este n??mero especial de??e-misf??rica??busca abordar la formas en que investigadores, artistas y activistas utilizan y teorizan el ???archivo??? en las Am??ricas para repensar las pol??ticas de lo que se conserva (el objeto de la memoria) y lo que se desecha (el objeto del olvido), redefiniendo as?? las formas representacionales a trav??s de las cuales lo no dicho?? y lo impensable se tranforman en saberes inteligibles.

e-misf??rica, la revista online del Instituto Hemisf??rico, es una publicaci??n bianual editada por Jill Lane y Marcial Godoy-Anativia. Cada n??mero se organiza alrededor de un tema que explora la relaci??n entre performance y pol??tica en las Am??ricas. La revista incluye ensayos acad??micos y presentaciones multimedia de artistas, activistas e intelectuales, as?? como rese??as de libros, performances y filmes. Este n??mero se publicar?? en junio de 2012. Aceptamos contribuciones en espa??ol, ingl??s y portugu??s. Todas las rese??as deben ajustarse a un m??ximo de 750 palabras (1500 para rese??as de m??s de un libro, performance o film). Para ver pautas adicionales, n??meros anteriores y ejemplos de presentaciones multimedia, visite??www.emisferica.org.

La fecha l??mite para propuestas de rese??a es el??1 de febrero de 2012. Por favor enviarlas a??hemi.ejournal@nyu.edu??e incluir "e-misf??rica??9.1" en asunto del correo. Las propuestas deben incluir una breve descripci??n de la obra y el acercamiento del autor a la misma (150 palabras); un resumen biogr??fico breve del autor (150 palabras); y un enlace a una muestra anteriormente editada de escritura, o una muestra de escritura in??dita como archivo adjunto. Todos los textos finales se deben enviar antes del 15 de marzo de 2012.

Para Rese??ar


Convocat??ria para resenhas de livros, performances e filmes ?????e-misf??rica??9.1 ??? ???Sujeitos do arquivo???

Editoras convidadas: Marianne Hirsch e Diana Taylor

e-misf??rica??convida resenhas acad??micas de livros, performances e filme
s para sua edi????o de Primavera 2012, intitulada ???A m??quina narco???. Por favor ver abaixo para uma lista de livros abertos para resenhar; convidamos outras sugest??es.

Mais do que um reposit??rio de objetos ou textos, o arquivo e o verbo arquivar representam tamb??m o processo de selecionar, organizar e preservar o passado. Em anos recentes, por??m, o uso do termo ???arquivar??? tem se expandido, podendo substituir os verbos ???salvar???, ???conter???,?? ???gravar???, ???fazer o upload???,?? preservar??? e ???compartilhar???, enquanto o ???arquivo??? inclui ???cole????es???,?? ???bibliotecas???, ???invent??rios??? e ???museus???. Na era digital, o ???arquivo??? parece transcender de forma m??gica as contradi????es entre o ???aberto??? e o ???fechado???,?? o democr??tico e o elitista, o processo de sele????o por curadoria e o upload aberto a quem quiser. Mas ser?? que as l??gicas de inteligibilidade mudaram para trazer a p??blico o n??o dito e o impensado? Que transforma????es sofreram as estruturas de poder que est??o por tr??s das pr??ticas de arquivamento por causa de inova????es tecnol??gicas e criativas nas ??ltimas d??cadas? Quais s??o as continuidades que persistem no presente? Como os limites entre os sujeitos que arquivam e os objetos que s??o arquivados foram reconfigurados nesse processo? As manifesta????es que acontecem ???ao vivo???, como a performance, s??o capazes de resistir ao arquivo? Ou ser?? que o arquivo produz seu pr??prio tipo de performance? Esta edi????o especial de??e-misf??rica??investiga as formas em que acad??micos, artistas e ativistas nas Am??ricas est??o usando e teorizando os ???arquivos??? para repensar a pol??tica do que ?? salvo (lembrado), e do que ?? descartado (esquecido), e no processo redefinir as formas representacionais atrav??s das quais o impensado e o n??o dito se tornam intelig??veis.

e-misf??rica???? uma revista acad??mica, eletr??nica e semestral, publicada pelo Instituto Hemisf??rico de Performance e Pol??tica, editada por Jill Lane e Marcial Godoy-Anativia. ??Cada edi????o organiza-se em torno de um tema que explore a rela????o entre performance e pol??tica nas Am??ricas. A revista publica ensaios acad??micos e contribui????es multimedia de artistas, ativistas e intelectuais, bem como resenhas de livros, performances e filmes. Esta edi????o ser?? publicada em junho de 2012. Aceitamos contribui????es em Espanhol, Ingl??s e Portugu??s. Todas as resenhas devem conter 750 palavras (at?? 1500 para resenhas de mais de um livro, performance o filme). Para maiores informa????es sobre normas de publica????o, edi????es passadas e exemplos de apresenta????es multimedia, por favor visitem??www.emisferica.org.

Todas a propostas de resenhas devem ser submetidas at????1 de fevereiro de 2012 por email (hemi.ejournal@nyu.edu) e conter "e-misf??rica??8.2" no espa??o do "assunto". Propostas para resenha devem incluir uma breve descri????o da obra e da aproxima????o do autor ?? esta (150 palavras); um resumo biogr??fico breve do autor (150 palavras); e uma amostra de escritura anteriormente editada, o uma amostra de escritura in??dito como arquivo anexo. Todos os textos finais se devem enviar at?? 15 de mar??o de 2012.

Para Revis??r

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Sediment ??? Exploring the layers of Victoria Park, New Developments in Locative Media Authoring

Take a walk and let your phone give you fresh insights into your surroundings and your community. That's the idea behind the ongoing project Sediment.

Sediment presents a series of GPS interactive walks around Victoria Park in (Bristol, England) that can be used on mobile devices. Over the past four years the walks have been available during the local Art on the Hill, Windmill Hill/Victoria Park art trails (www.artonthehill.org.uk). Because they were originally authored in a program called mScape they were only available on Hewlett Packard iPaq handheld computers. Now I???m in the process of transferring the walks over to the Apple iPhone and Android phones, thanks to an exciting new program called AppFurnace available from local interactive company Calvium (www.appfurnace.com).

The first walk is available now as a free download. It focuses on the Victoria Park Action Group (VPAG) and the community that surrounds the park. The walk itself works in a similar way to TomTom. The GPS signal follows you and as you enter predefined areas you can hear interviews about the work of VPAG from member Andrew Campbell, and discover more about Mrs Brown's Cafe from owners, Emily and Elliot. Also included will be the latest news from the park, including the dates of VPAG events as they become available. This information will be continually updated. With additional input from members of the Action Group, and hopefully the wider community, the App will take the form of a location-based magazine.

This project continues, and will encompass the fascinating story of the park???s foundation, its historical significance as a focal point for the community, and the landmarks that have long-since disappeared. Historian, Barb Drummond, provides the narrative.

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The online versions of these location-based walks still exist at:

www.treasuremind.org.

Contact me with for more information at:

info@treasuremind.org

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David Smith
http://www.treasuremind.org

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Laurie Frick’s Maps of the "Quantified Self"

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Laurie Frick began measuring her daily actions at Quantified Self, a website where people can self-track their experiences. There is a calculus to measuring our actions, and Frick’s work begins to ask the hard questions to determine exactly why this is. Her images appear both digital and organic, querying: Do we make our quantifiable patterns or do they make us? As the quantitative becomes qualitative, does this division even stand?

Interpretive Mapping Show Opens

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Less concerned with the mapping of space, these artists combine their own experiences with imagination resulting in personal images of places/movements/responses that are invested with meaning and memories. The artists in this show are not documenting a physical space, but rather charting an internal reality or mapping an emotional or intellectual response.

Foreclosure Quilts

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Kathryn Clark is a former urban planner turned artist-activist. She writes of her foreclosure quilts, “The first quilts I made are of neighborhoods with some of the highest foreclosure rates in the United States. They are spread across the country to demonstrate that no region is immune. The quilts are pieced together using the patterns of actual block layouts seen in the chosen neighborhood.  I reference the blocks to RealtyTrac to find foreclosed lot locations that have occurred over a span of nine to twelve months.”