Pivot Journal: 2nd Call for Submissions!

0 Posted by - November 29, 2007 - Blog

Calling all graduate student artists and academics… Pivot Journal is calling out for your work!

A centre point. A counter point. Pivot provides the space from which to respond to the shared and divided scholarly territories of visual culture. Concordia's new peer-reviewed graduate academic interdisciplinary journal brings together the Departments of Art History, Studio Arts and Communication Studies in a forum for graduate scholarship working towards the exploration of relationships among diverse forms of art practice and production, as well as among art historical scholarship, visual studies, theory, and criticism.

Currently Pivot is an online journal with a small print run. Pivot accepts submissions from graduate students across many disciplines within Canada and internationally. As a journal of visual culture recognizing art production as a site for scholarly exploration, Pivot accepts content in the form of academic papers, artist project descriptions, short texts by artists and image based proposals.

PIVOT: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal of Visual Culture
Second Issue: BUILD
DEADLINE: Friday January 18, 2008

For our second issue, Pivot invites you to explore BUILD.

We are constantly building – we build up, we build in, we build out. We build objects, communities, revolutions, relationships, movements, networks and theories. We build ourselves. With the theme of BUILD, this edition of Pivot will explore and critique how and why we build.

To build can be work or play, a hobby or a natural instinct. It can signal an idealistic concept or a concrete action. “Build” can be something evolving, malleable, and volitional and at the same time trigger the process of entrenchment of things fabricated, stifling and problematic. In a climate of apocalyptic projections, “build” becomes about progress, contemporary modernity and an inherent desire to move forward and take the next step. As an action, it is always present in one form or another – propelling us through our lives, visibly and invisibly.

Taken literally or metaphorically, the theme of BUILD welcomes academic papers, experimental texts and art projects which relate to this theme in a variety of direct and indirect ways.

A copy of a manuscript, preferably in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect 6.0 or above, may be sent as an attachment via email. Style and format should be consistent with The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition or above. Authors must obtain permissions for illustrations, videos, sound works, or other documentary material. Captions should be typed on a separate piece of paper, with appropriate credits and permissions. Images can only be accepted as digital files, preferably as jpegs at 300dpi. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2008. Email submissions will be accepted at info@pivotjournal.net as well as through the pivotjournal.net website.

Pivot is a collaborative project of Concordia's Graduate Departments of Art History, Communication Studies and Fine Arts.

Submissions will be accepted by mail at:

Department of Art History
Concordia University
1455, de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8

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